Columbia, SC

Post Date: 11/17/2017 Job ID: 10264 Industry: Clerical

Buyer I/Purchaser


Supplier for railway track maintenance and construction. Multiple career opportunities in a variety of positions.

Monday -Friday 8: 00am-4: 30pm

Temp to Hire


Job Duties

  • Works with assigned commodity group, planning, organizing task and projects

  • Participate in the Supplier Quality activity - reject review, corrective action completion

  • Must be capable of prioritizing requirements and handle multiple projects at one time

  • Review purchase request for material via MRP or manual purchase requisition

  • Work closely with Buyers to monitor purchase orders and maintain delivery schedules

  • As applicable, must be able to expedite critical components and overdue purchase orders

  • Resolve supplier issues, including quality, invoicing issues, secondary operations

  • Ability to develop productive working relationship with both internal/external customers is required

  • Manage Purchase Price Variance (PPV) monthly

  • Develop, assemble, review, analyze and interpret various reports, attention to detail required

  • Ability to understand and evaluate specific commodities in a global procurement market

  • Ability to read engineering blueprints or various relevant technical documents

  • Must have ability to gain technical understanding of assigned commodities

  • Solid mathematical, verbal and written communication skills required


  • Degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Accounting, or technical related field

  • Minimum educational requirement - high school with 3 plus years purchasing experience

  • MRO and Distribution Purchasing a plus

  • Solid Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office tools, especially excel (required)

  • Purchasing experience in an automated MRP environment, preferably using Infor LN.

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