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Robert Half Purchaser in Irving, Texas


Our client, a leading manufacturing firm located in Irving has a opening for a Senior Buyer. An outline of your key responsibilities are listed below:

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Procure materials, supplies, equipment and services by utilizing the ERP and other system tools to make replenishment decisions and issue Purchase Orders to prevent stock-out events.

  • Complete non-production and MRO purchase transactions by analyzing pertinent requisition data, determining necessary action and preparing purchase order transaction.

  • Adjust PO delivery schedules as required by reviewing inventory levels, consumption rates, and lead-times to determine and implement optimal replenishment plan

  • Establish optimum re-order points by reviewing purchasing data such as historical demand profiles, lead-time, price, transaction costs, freight costs, and design change schedules.

  • Execute engineering change notice implementation by liaising with Engineering to determine changeover date criticality, with the supplier to determine costs and lead-times of the change, and adjusting the replenishment plan and related documentation accordingly to meet the least cost timing.

  • Provide support to other teams by obtaining freight quotes, crating quotes, coordinating ship dates and executing shipping transactions for direct-to-customer ship products.

  • Enter receiving data into the ERP system and making inventory adjustments when stock levels are determined to be incorrect.

  • Keep accurate records of all purchase requisitions, requests for quotations, price proposals, purchase orders, delivery receipts, contracts, forecasts, and non-conforming material, as required.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


High school diploma required.

Minimum of two (2) years purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment is required

Must be computer and office technology literate.

Must be proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.

Experience with Materials Requirements (MRP) or Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems is preferred.

Experience with Supplier Certification and Evaluation, Contract Negotiation, Lean Purchasing Practices and a proven record of detail oriented Development is preferred

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