Job Description

Job Type : Contract 6-12 month

Location/City : MA - Andover

Category : Manufacturing

Region : Northeast

Id : 25394

Contract 6 months
M-F 40 hours weekly
Andover, MA

Position Summary

The primary function of this position is the timely and cost-effective procurement of goods and services to support the company's production plans in compliance with FDA, ISO, and GMP Standards.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensures compliance with all purchasing policies and procedures.
  • Collaborates with Engineering to implement the best solution for new products and design iterations.
  • Plans, schedules and places purchase orders with suppliers and ensures orders are executed to schedule.
  • Support production plan development using MRP analysis; create and manage orders to meet plan.
  • Train company personnel and ensure adherence to company Web-based e-Purchase Requisition System.
  • Verifies purchase requisitions for completeness and accuracy, turns requisitions into purchase orders and forwards purchase order to suppliers.
  • Work with materials manager to reduce non-value added steps in purchasing process.
  • Negotiates with current and potential suppliers regarding pricing and delivery.
  • Works with distribution to resolve purchase order receiving issues and returns of material to suppliers.
  • Works with finance to help resolve invoicing issues.
  • Manages and monitors supplier delivery performance.
  • Solicits competitive quotations and proposals with pertinent specifications, terms and conditions.
  • In addition to the essential functions listed above, other responsibilities and key result areas as assigned, including maintaining inventory of office and kitchen supplies.

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • High School Diploma (or GED) required.

Experience / Knowledge / Skill Requirements


  • Minimum 3 years' experience in purchasing.
  • With at least 1-3 years ERP or MRP experience. Experience with Expandable ERP Software System highly desired.


  • ISM or APICS certification a plus.
  • Knowledge of Planning (ERP) systems.


  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of changing situations.
  • Good organizational skills with high level of attention to detail.

How to Apply:
Please send your resume in Word or PDF format to:
Copy and Paste the following job title and code and place it in the subject line of your email so we can identify the job: Buyer (#25394-MH1639)

Application Instructions

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