• Buyer

    Job Locations US-PA-Warminster
    Job Code
    FLSA Status
    SP Industries Inc. [PPC5026]
  • Job Description

    The Buyer is responsible for purchase order placement and expediting, to include supplier management. This position is also responsible for assisting in general responsibilities in the tactical and strategic purchasing department. The Buyer typically handles purchasing duties that are of greater significance to the company and requires higher-level judgment and discretion including planning and management of cost saving initiatives. 


    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

    • Purchase order placement and expediting, including negotiation of terms within approved limits.
    • Supplier management and auditing.
    • Plan and manage cost savings initiatives
    • Proactively manage the communication of all responsible purchasing commitments to the stakeholders within the organization.
    • Contract and supplier agreement review and input.
    • Autonomous decision making within approval guidelines.
    • Assist leadership in the development of process and policy.
    • Communication and integration with related functional areas.
    • Participation in supply chain strategic planning processes.
    • Review and analyze MRP requirements against buy reports and open purchase orders to determine required material, equipment and supplies.
    • Maintain purchasing item attributes, such as lead times, lot sizes, prices, etc.
    • Assist with general responsibilities within the tactical purchasing department.
    • Liaise with engineering to ensure appropriate standards are used in material requirements.
    • Provide input to Strategic Sourcing Managers on vendor performance and actively participate


    • Consistent and predictable attendance
    • Understands and complies with all company rules and regulations
    • Reports unsafe conditions and practices to management
    • Immediately reports injuries to management  


    • 5 years of purchasing or related materials experience.
    • Ability to manage multiple orders and vendors in a fast paced operation.
    • Excellent proactive communication & organization skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently, meet deadlines and follow through.
    • Total cost evaluation and analysis of supplier spend and consolidation ability.
    • Good judgment in choosing from multiple options and courses of conduct.
    • Ability to manage multiple conflicting tasks in a dynamic environment.
    • High degree of accuracy and detail.
    • Ability to effectively prioritize multiple tasks.
    • Ability to manage multiple conflicting tasks in a dynamic environment.
    • MS Office, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, various MRP systems and Internet use skills. 


    • BA or 7-10 years of relevant job experience.


    • Work is normally performed in both a typical interior/office and production floor work environment. 
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk and is frequently is required to stand; use both hands; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
    • The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
    • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. 

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