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Buyer II

Aston Carter


Posting ID: JP-002660143

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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Description and Responsibilities

• Analyzes purchasing requisitions to ensure clarity and completeness in description of materials and equipment, quantity and quality requirements, proper authorization of funding, delivery requirements, mode of transportation, and proper support documentation.

• Maintains a list of qualified suppliers, by commodity, approved by the project and/or department.

• Prepares and issues Requests for Quotation to qualified bidders. Analyzes bid quotations for responsiveness to Requests for Quotations, evaluating factors such as commercial terms and conditions, price, delivery, financial status, technical capability, quality control, and geographical location of shipping point.

• Negotiates, or assists in the negotiation of, best price, delivery, terms of payment and purchase conditions, tax exemptions, price escalation, and other factors impacting costs.

• Issues, or assists in issuing, purchase orders after securing required approvals.

• Makes comparative analyses of price and delivery conditions, availability, and quality of material, and new sources of supply.

• Closes out purchase orders following confirmation of the successful completion of all contractual and procedural requirements.

• Collaborates with sales colleagues, operations and external vendors to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, and delivery schedule

• Selects products for purchase in support of customer demand identifies in MRP system and procurement standard operation procedures

• Manages effective product cost according to knowledge of market trends

• Discusses defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action

• Approves invoices for payment/solves accounts payable issues

All other duties as assigned.


SAP, Procurement, Negotiating, food manufacturing, supply chain, purchasing, forecasting, strategic sourcing, pricing, vendor management, negotiation, direct purchasing

Additional Skills & Qualifications:


• 3+ years of buying experience

• Understanding of purchasing methods and inventory management concepts in a manufacturing environment

• Understanding of logistics, basic accounting principles and warehouse operations

• Understanding of profitability and financial impact of purchasing decisions

• Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management

• Strong negotiation skills

• Strong analytical skills

Must be detail oriented

Work Environment

Expected to be onsite. Working on a hybrid model but not promising this on the front end because likely they won't be remote long.

Separating the buyer/planner role into two so that there can be more focus. Adding a 3rd line to production - lots of expansion

Experience Level


About Aston Carter:

At Aston Carter, we’re dedicated to expanding career opportunities for the skilled professionals who power our business. Our success is driven by the talented, motivated people who join our team across a range of positions – from recruiting, sales and delivery to corporate roles. As part of our team, employees have the opportunity for long-term career success, where hard work is rewarded and the potential for growth is limitless.

Established in 1997, Aston Carter is a leading staffing and consulting firm, providing high-caliber talent and premium services to more than 7,000 companies across North America. Spanning four continents and more than 200 offices, we extend our clients’ capabilities by seeking solvers and delivering solutions to address today’s workforce challenges. For organizations looking for innovative solutions shaped by critical-thinking professionals, visit Aston Carter is a company within Allegis Group, a global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please call 888-237-6835 or email for other accommodation options. However, if you have questions about this position, please contact the Recruiter located at the bottom of the job posting. The Recruiter is the sole point of contact for questions about this position.

Contact Information

Recruiter: Robert Cordes

Phone: (952) 852-2216


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