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Supply Chain - Buyer

Location : Gastonia, NC
Job Type : Direct
Reference Code : Tom Tollison
Hours : Full Time
Travel : No
Relocation : No
Industry : Manufacturing

Job Description :

Our client, a well-established and growing manufacturing company, is seeking and immediate need for a Buyer that will be responsible for selecting, developing and evaluating vendors/suppliers on the based on price, quality, logistics, capacity and performance; negotiating prices and terms with suppliers; and actively looking for ways to reduce costs while securing the best parts and services for the assembly of our products.



  • Strategic purchasing of assigned commodities and coordinate with supply chain or quality primarily of these commodities, including supplier performance evaluation, value analysis, and serving as a primary liaison between internal and external stakeholders.

  • Analyze product specifications and inventory needs in order to develop supply strategies for materials and achieve optimal costs, quality standards, and efficiency, logistics, and delivery schedules.

  • Procure parts and components for production needs in accordance with the forecast and production plan, or related to the new product development projects.

  • Develop suppliers to meet standards and according evolving requirements like safety, environment and the Business Code of Practice and purchasing terms

  • Develop strong network of vendors who can deliver zero defect parts and components at competitive prices and ensure that such parts and components comply with product engineering and product specifications.

  • Evaluate existing and potential suppliers using procedures and standards to determine the supplier’s financial stability, technical capabilities, quality, logistics performance, and cost structure.

  • Achieve targets in the area of yearly reduction of total cost.

  • Consult with existing and possible new suppliers to offer suggestions on improvements regarding total cost to the internal stakeholder

  • Negotiate prices and terms with vendors and when appropriate sign a supply agreement to cover mutual interests.

Required Qualifications :


  • 5 years purchasing experience, preferably in a heavy equipment parts’ environment.

  • Thorough understanding of all purchasing documents and processing.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong computer skills to include Microsoft Office software.

  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills




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