Buyer I

Columbia, SC 29210

Post Date: 07/11/2018 Job ID: 10851 Industry: Clerical Pay Rate: $12.00 - $12.00

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 through the end of the year


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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