Ref No.: 18-29602
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Below is the Job Description for your reference:-

TITLE :               Buyer
 LOCATION:      Philadelphia, PA, 19116
Duration:          04 Months Contract

1. Responsible to procure and manage the assigned commodities of production for assigned suppliers. This includes purchase order issuance and maintenance, administration of engineering changes, costing and cost project administration and purchased material cost analysis.
2. Create PO package with all required documentation; i.e., Price Analysis, Justification Worksheet, PPV, Excess, etc.
3. Performs supplier negotiations and is a part of the supplier selection process.
4. Performs Marketing requests including running Price Models to determine material costs for a project.
5. Cost reduction identification and implementation, as well as overall material cost control.
6. Control and manage the inventory integrity of purchased items in the MRP data base associated with the commodities.
7. Manage supplier relationships of those commodities assigned, and assist in the development and implementation of supplier base strategies.
8. Resolving supplier base problem, including negotiations on IR's, invoicing, receipt discrepancy, terms and conditions, and service levels to ensure internal and external customer requirements are supported.
9. Provide guidance to the company on key events in the selected commodities that may effect the business plans of the company.
10. Seek out new suppliers, and new processes and keep the company abreast of these developments.
11. Maintain documentation control in compliance with FAR regulations and company procedures and policies.
12. Manage selected projects as assigned.
13. Representations on cross-functional teams as assigned by management to represent the materials department in various projects to assure the proper management of the commodity through change.
14. Other duties as required
Technical/Functional skills:  
Education/Experience/Licenses etc.: BACKGROUND: (EDUCATION, PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE)

1. Bachelor’s Degree in Business/technical degrees or equivalent.
2. APICS/CPM certification preferred.
3. 3 or more years of experience in purchasing selected commodities in an MRP (ERP) driven manufacturing environment.
4. Experience in government / FAR buying environment is also preferred.
5. Experience with ERP/MRP Computer Business systems


1. Business experience. Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Tools, Excel and Word
2. Understanding and working knowledge of engineering documentation, Product Configuration
3. Contract experience, including knowledge of terms and conditions, and other agreement related experience.
4. Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
5. Ability to utilize MRP and ERP systems in execution of responsibilities.
6. Commodity buying and market place knowledge and experience in the commodities assigned.
7. Proven negotiation experience.
8. Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities
9. Ability to collect, analyze, and report data to support business decisions