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Department: Manufacturing
Region: Midwest (US)

ETC is a global leader in the visual environment technology industry and has an opening for a Buyer. If you want to work in a refreshing work environment, like to have fun and make money with great benefits, and be part of a great team with the best coworkers - then ETC is the right place for you!

Representative Responsibilities:
• Repetitive buying of pre-sourced simple parts and/or vendor standard catalogue parts
• May purchase custom engineered product parts
• May source parts and research to find new alternate vendors
• May source parts and companies for development products without specifications, researching to determine the best part and vendor
• May qualify new vendors
• Proactively reviews the MRP report to determine and fulfill purchasing needs
• Research and obtain quantity and volume discounts
• May negotiate long-term contracts to reduce prices on parts
• Communicates with planners and manufacturing teams to prevent part shortages
• Communicates with engineers to identify quality problems
• May Coordinate with cost accountant prices that may change for rolling BOM’s
• May work with AP on terms
• Expedites purchase orders
• Receives delivery information from vendors
• Advocates for ETC in terms of pricing, quality, and delivery timing
• Understands product and manufacturing process that utilizes part
• Performs other duties as assigned
• Completes special projects and requests in a timely and positive fashion


Minimum Qualifications: 
• Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or comparable business experience in increasingly responsible positions in the related discipline
• All levels of previous buying experience will be considered
• Purchasing certification CPM or CPP preferred
• Experience in specific commodity purchasing preferred
• Knowledge of purchasing principles and practices preferred
• Knowledge of product/specific manufacturing process of parts purchased preferred
• Ability to understand numbers, prices and quantities
• Ability to read and interpret MRP report
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Strong attention to detail and demonstrated organizational skills
• Computer skills
• Able to work independently and as part of a team

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