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Job Location: Hagerstown, MD

Job #: 24244
Title: Buyer - manufacturing
Job Location: Hagerstown, Maryland - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: $65,000.00 - $75,000.00 - US Dollars - Yearly
Employer Will Recruit From: Local
commutable distance from Hagerstown plant
Relocation Paid?: NO


Our client company is a global manufacturer with five mfg plants in the US and is growing. They are seeking a a purchasing professional to join their team at their Hagerstown, Maryland, location. Approximately 200 employees at this plant.


This role will focus on procuring all supplies and materials needed by the facility at competitive prices and terms, maintaining appropriate inventory levels to meet production and business needs.

Develop market analysis of the raw materials required by the companys commercial plants and provide the company and management with information to assist in operational decision-making.

This individual will work closely with vendors, business personnel and Accounts Payable to ensure that an efficient and effective procure to pay process is in place.

This position reports directly to the Plant Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

Analyze market in order to assess present and future material availability and determine cost effective procurement strategies for the company.

Locate vendors of materials, equipment or supplies, and interview them in order to determine product availability and terms of sales

Implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies, and procedures

Participate in the development of specifications for equipment, products or substitute materials

Resolve vendor or contractor grievances, and claims against suppliers

Review purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy

Administer on-line purchasing systems

Arrange for disposal of surplus materials

Maintain records of goods ordered and received

Prepare and process requisitions and purchase orders for supplies, services, equipment and raw materials

Ensure purchased items are delivered timely and as specified on the purchase order

Represent company in negotiating with suppliers directly, in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail

Support inventory control of finished goods

Work directly with Maintenance Coordinator to support maintenance activities and spare parts procurement

Support plant with HSE audit requirements including internal and external reporting



Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Business Administration preferred.

Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience in manufacturing/industrial Purchasing

Knowledge of chemical industry would be an advantage

Experience of MRP with Mapics and/or JD Edwards preferred

Excellent data entry skills attention to detail required

Solid computer skills, primarily using Microsoft Word and Excel

Ability to learn new programs quickly

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