Randstad Buyer in Saint Paul, Minnesota


job details:

  • location:Saint Paul, MN

  • salary:$18 - $20 per hour

  • date posted:Friday, July 13, 2018

  • experience:2 years

  • job type:Contract

  • industry:Engineering, Accounting, Research, Management & Related Svcs

  • reference:141519

job description


Contract position: Leader in medical device manufacturing is looking for a Junior Buyer in Brooklyn Park, MN. Will consider university or internship experience, but 2+ years of purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred. This is a contract opportunity expected to last 6 months, could be longer based on performance. Currently we are only looking for local candidates. Great Contractor Benefits! Apply Now!

Responsibilities for the Buyer

  • Make buying decisions from various suppliers.

  • Analyze and manage appropriate reports such as blanket P.O. reports, supplier performance reports, MRP exception reports and open P.O. reports to ensure on-time material availability and proper inventory levels.

  • Investigate and review all material quality complaints and problems, both internal and external and forward correspondence to appropriate personnel.

  • Analyze excess and obsolete material and initiate disposition via various channels, both internal and external.

  • Analyze quotations to ensure that proposals meet with government regulations and accepted trade practices.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of purchasing and associated materials management systems.

  • Develop skills and obtain knowledge in project management, purchasing related materials management systems, negotiation, and contract terms and conditions.

Requirements for the Buyer

  • Bachelor's Degree in business or technical field preferred.

  • 2-3 years purchasing experience preferred.

  • Medical manufacturing industry background desired.

  • Knowledge of procurement practices and techniques preferred.

  • C.P.M and/or CPIM certification desirable.

  • Comprehension of MRP II and it's operating environment preferred.

  • Knowledge of Total Quality Management Desired.


  • Paid Vacation

  • 401K

  • Health Insurance, and more...

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.