Working within established procedures, plans and obtains
materials from suppliers at the lowest cost consistent with
considerations for quality, reliability of source, and urgency of
needs. Maintains proper inventory levels for components,
subassemblies, and finished goods. Assignments are varied and
require the exercise of judgment and ingenuity and a good working
knowledge of materials purchased and sources of supply. Buys
moderately complex technical items and has a moderate dollar
Applies basic principles, concepts, and practices in purchasing,
materials requirements planning and/or master scheduling. Develops
solutions to complex problems. Participates in determining
objectives of assignment. Plans, schedules, and arranges own
activities in accomplishing objectives. Work may be reviewed upon
Establishes costs and lead times for established items.
Analyzes Materials Requirement Planning (MRP) and reacts to
Orders, expedites, or cancels internal and external purchase
orders as required.
Seeks and qualifies new sources. Deals with supplier metrics to
improve performance. Works with individual suppliers.
Shares commodity knowledge with internal customers. Manages
Reviews Engineer Change Orders (ECOs) and adjusts plans and
programs as necessary.
BS Degree or equivalent, and two to five years of related