Job: Buyer

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Ronkonkoma, NY

Job Description

This position performs various purchasing assignments and activities to support daily material needs with limited supervision.



  • Coordinates purchasing activities with manufacturing and repair departments to acquire inventory in a cost effective and timely manner
  • Acquires and maintains technical understanding of products purchased
  • Obtains materials using Request For Quote (RFQ), negotiation, price analysis, cost analysis techniques, and places Purchase Orders (PO)
  • Maximizing material availability while minimizing inventory by using materials management tools such as MRP, Schedule Agreement, JIT, ABC analysis or other custom supply solutions
  • May manage raw material inventory turns
  • Develops a good working knowledge of materials and sources of supply to make purchases at prices consistent with quantity and quality requirements and within established standard costs
  • Monitors the cost, schedule and scope of assigned suppliers to assure highest quality at best value
  • May recommend cost saving proposals including make-versus-buy analysis, alternative sourcing, step pricing for volume discounts, and vendor evaluation criteria
  • Manages tactical Purchasing activities such as expediting material shortages, past due PO’s,  open PO’s, PO confirmations, RMA’s, Receiving/Purchasing related issues, Accounting/Purchasing related issues
  • Coordinates ECO activities with suppliers
  • Issues and coordinate Sales Orders activities with suppliers
  • Manages supplier On Time Delivery (OTD) performance
  • Establishes good working relationships with suppliers and internal customers
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Works in standard office environment which is normally fast paced
  • Uses general office equipment (phone, PC copier, fax machine etc.)
  • Travel may be required infrequently, mainly consisting of day trips but could include overnight travel



  • Excellent organizational and negotiation skills
  • Flexibility to handle changing conditions
  • Excellent self-motivation skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Multi-task skills
  • Good PC skills, including Excel, Word, MS Standard Office
  • Good understanding of SAP and the ability to apply to manufacturing processes
  • Understanding of fundamental purchasing processes
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Ability to maintain a professional rapport with support groups and peers while achieving results



  • Experience in a fast paced, high mix/low volume purchasing environment
  • Previous experience in electronics purchasing strongly desired



  • Four-year degree in Business Management, Supply Chain, or other applicable area of study
  • Equivalent education and/or experience may be considered
  • Contract Specialties Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information,  or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law.

Job ID: 18153


Northeast, Purchasing