Buyer I

Master Magnetics, Inc.
Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for purchasing and negotiating delivery of materials, equipment, and supplies from vendors. Evaluates vendor quotes and services to determine most desirable suppliers and ensures a sufficient pipeline is in place to meet demand.



  • Submits and processes quotes for MMI, catalog items and MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Operations) items
  • Analyzes data and plans for short- and long-term purchases of materials through Demand Planning
  • Analyzes and initiates transfers across multiple warehouses using Demand Planning
  • Performs purchase order follow-up, expedites when necessary and keeps the sales teams informed
  • Maintains vendor costs and selling prices in the computer
  • Negotiates costs and maintains working relationships with current vendors
  • Initiates and completes the work order process for purchasing through outside service vendors
  • Reviews purchase order acknowledgements for accuracy and makes necessary changes to vendor information
  • Processes Supplier Corrective Action Requests (SCAR) from the Quality Action Report (QAR) and negotiates resolution with the vendor
  • Maintains the QAR log for their respective products
  • Compiles and generates quarterly vendor reviews


  • Completes written requests for material samples
  • Maintains purchase order, quote, and correspondence files
  • Updates to the Available-To-Sell (ATS) information in A+ as needed
  • Back up for creation and entering new part numbers and bills of material when needed
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Working knowledge of bill of material, inventory accounting, inventory management and purchasing concepts, practices, and procedures
  • Proficient at Microsoft Office and Outlook
  • Vendor negotiation and problem resolution experience
  • Quote processing experience with materials
  • Good math skills
  • Four year degree in Business Administration or Information Systems with an emphasis in purchasing and materials management and two years of related work experience or suitable combination of both; or two year degree in business and Certified Purchasing Manager
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