Superior Jobs



  • ID: 496417
  • Posted: 11/22/2021
  • Location: Bristol, Pa
  • Category: LI - Manufacturing
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Duration: 3 - 6 Months


Acara Solutions is looking for an Buyer for our Client located in Bristol, PA

  • Under the general direction of the Purchasing Manager, the Buyer is responsible for the procurement of materials, equipment, and services with the objective of meeting established cost, delivery and quality initiatives.
  • Issue requests for quotation/bid/proposal & analyze supplier quotes to determine best source in terms of cost, conformance to requirements, and delivery
  • Generate reliable cost estimates that accurately reflect the cost and customer requirements.
  • Organize data and estimates from various functional areas into cohesive, auditable and consistent cost packages.
  • Analyzes material estimates to ensure cohesiveness and consistency with the Proposal Action Plan.
  • Develops material cost histories and estimates to support proposal packages, audits, and negotiations.
  • Document fair and reasonable pricing per Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) by performing cost and and price analysis.
  • Maintain accurate PO documentation per FAR/ Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation (DFAR) requirements and internal policies and procedures
  • Purchase required materials, equipment, and services in accordance with the established Division and Corporate Procedures and Work Instructions.
  • Meet established PPV (Purchase Price Variance) targets for cost reduction and cost avoidance.
  • Initiate and maintain effective and professional relationships with suppliers.
  • Select, develop and maintain suppliers capable of meeting quality, cost, timing and technology expectations
  • Support Client's objectives by ensuring supplier commitment to continuous improvement
  • Uphold internal and external policies, regulations and laws (FAR, S/OX.)
  • Provide information / data, through outside contacts, on new materials, equipment, processes, and lead-time to respective department heads for their review.
  • Advise respective department heads of economic conditions, obsolescence
  • Negotiate cost savings and cost avoidance.
  • Monitor - status open purchase orders to ensure punctual delivery.
  • Resolve and process accounts payable / invoice discrepancies.
  • Aide in resolution of receiving discrepancies.
  • Negotiate the return of non-conforming material and services.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Purchasing Department Manager.

Pay and Benefits:

  • The Salary for this position is between $ 27.00 and $ 32.00 per hour (Max Pay rate).
Job Requirements

Required Skills / Qualifications:
  • Associates Degree
  • Minimum of 6 years' experience as Buyer
Preferred Skills / Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in business or engineering
  • Master's Degree
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in purchasing
  • Minimum of 1 year experience using FAR/DFARs flow downs within the manufacturing & AD industry.
  • Purchasing experience utilizing ERP and MRP (i.e.: Infor LN, Infor Visual, SAP, BAAN)
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Products (Word and Excel)
  • Purchasing experience utilizing Infor LN or BAAN 
  • Commodity purchasing experience of electronic components & machined parts 
  •  APICS, purchasing (ISM) or Purchasing Professional certification 
  • Advance knowledge of Microsoft Excel 
  • Small Business Professional Certification 

Additional Information:

  • Upon offer of employment, the individual will be subject to a background check and a drug screen

Aleron companies (Acara Solutions, Aleron Shared Resources, Broadleaf Results, Lume Strategies, TalentRise, Viaduct, and Aleron's strategic partner, SDI) are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. The Aleron companies welcome and encourage applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for applicants taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Applicants for this position must be legally authorized to work in the United States. This position does not meet the employment requirements for individuals with F-1 OPT STEM work authorization status.

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