Key Technology Inc, headquartered in Walla Walla, WA, is a global leader in automation systems for food and other industries, including specialized conveying, grading & sizing and processing/preparation systems. We are currently seeking a Buyer to join our Purchasing team!
Coordinates activities involved with procuring goods and services such as raw materials, equipment, tools, parts, and supplies, for organization by performing the following duties.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university in Supply Chain Management or Business Administration; OR Associates Degree (A.A.) in Purchasing or Procurement and 2 years related experience and/or training with in ERP systems preferably in a manufacturing environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience. C.P.S.M. Desired.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: • Reviews requisitions. • Confers with vendors to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, and delivery schedule. • Estimates values according to knowledge of market price. • Determines method of procurement such as direct purchase or bid. • Prepares purchase orders or bid requests. • Reviews bid proposals and negotiates contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority. • Maintains procurement records such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance, and inventories. • Discusses defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine source of trouble and takes corrective action. • Approves invoices for payment and resolves problem invoices promptly. • Expedites delivery of goods to users and communicates information to internal customers. • Searches for new qualified suppliers and/or products as required. • Performs vendor surveys. • Covers for other buyers as needed. • Strives to keep inventory at a minimum and actively pursues reducing obsolete inventory. • Typically buys off-the-shelf to complex type items • Annual purchases less than $5 million.
The person selected for the job may go through a training program in 3-4 of the following areas over a several month period, depending on their experience. 1. Picking 2. Receiving 3. Shipping 4. Production Control 5. Scheduling
Employment with Key Technology is contingent upon successfully completing a pre-employment drug screen, criminal history, social security, and reference check. Key offers a competitive wage package, full benefits and an excellent work environment.
Ready to join our team? Go to: www.key.net/about/careers
About Key Technology
Key Technology Inc, headquartered in Walla Walla, WA, is a global leader in automation systems for food and other industries, including specialized conveying, grading & sizing and processing/preparation systems.