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Level 1 Buyer

Castle Rock, CO US

REPORTS TO: Purchasing Coach
DEPARTMENT: Supply Chain - Purchasing


  • Submits and processes quotes for MMI, catalog items and MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Operations) items 
  • Analyzes data and plans for short- and long-term purchases of materials through Demand Planning
  • Analyzes and initiates transfers across multiple warehouses using Demand Planning
  • Performs purchase order follow-up, expedites when necessary and keeps the sales teams informed
  • Maintains vendor costs and selling prices in the computer
  • Negotiates costs and maintains working relationships with current vendors Initiates and completes the work order process for purchasing through outside service vendors
  • Reviews purchase order acknowledgements for accuracy and makes necessary changes to vendor information
  • Processes Supplier Corrective Action Requests (SCAR) from the Quality Action Report (QAR) and negotiates resolution with the vendor
  • Maintains the QAR log for their respective products Compiles and generates quarterly vendor reviews


  • Completes written requests for material samples
  • Maintains purchase order, quote, and correspondence files
  • Updates to the Available-To-Sell (ATS) information in A+ as neededBack up for creation and entering new part numbers and bills of material when needed Other duties as assigned

EQUIPMENT: Personal computer, calculator, printer, scanner, telephone 


  • Working knowledge of bill of material, inventory accounting, inventory management and purchasing concepts, practices, and procedures Proficient at Microsoft Office and Outlook
  • Vendor negotiation and problem resolution experience
  • Quote processing experience with materials
  • Good math skills


  • Ability to assimilate information and make decisions based on research  Ability to effectively interact with all levels of company team
  • Ability to effectively interact with external vendors
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationship with team members
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to organize tasks
  • Ability to prepare reports and other documents in a neat and legible manner
  • Customer and team oriented
  • Demonstrates effective negotiations skills
  • Demonstrates effective written, oral and telephone communications skills Detail oriented
  • Handles difficult situations with diplomacy


  • Four year degree in Business Administration or Information Systems with an emphasis in purchasing and materials management and two years of related work experience or suitable combination of both; or two year degree in business and Certified Purchasing Manager


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