Eagle Group

Buyer/Expeditor

Job Title:   Buyer/Expeditor
Department:  Purchasing
Reports To:  Purchasing Manager
FLSA:  Non-exempt


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Compiles information and coordinates activities involved in procuring goods and services such as raw materials, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, advertising, and computer hardware and software; Confers with vendors by telephone, fax, email or in person to obtain information such as price, availability and delivery schedule;  Prepares purchase orders, reviews proposals, and negotiates contracts with budgetary limitations and scope of authority;  Selects products for purchase by testing, observing or examining them;  Estimates values according to knowlege of market price;  Coordinates purchase needs with all personnel within the Company; Maintains manual or computerized procurement records including the cost, delivery information, product quality and performance, and inventory levels; Discusses defective or unacceptable goods and services with Engineering and Quality Control personnel, end-users, vendors and others to determine the source of the defect and to take corrective action; Approves invoices for payment and forwards to Accounts Payable; Expedites delivery of goods to end-users when necessary; Reviews production schedule to establish prioriities and availability of parts and materials needed to meet product needs; and Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.   The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or general education degree (GED), one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common technical documents such as purchasing orders, invoices, and inventory documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, or members of the business community.  Ability to write general business correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information to top management, general personnel and vendors.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such discounts, interest, percentages, area, circumference and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel; talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.