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BUYER NEEDED! We are looking for an experienced and fully proficient buyer responsible for initiating purchasing requests, contacts vendors, and requests materials and follows-up to ensure delivery date and payments!Essential Duties & Responsibilities\r
• Aggressively negotiates PO pricing, deliveries, and terms and conditions with domestic  and international suppliers\r
• Drafts and issues RFQs\r
• Seeks and evaluates new sources of supply\r
• Resolves pricing discrepancies\r
• Generates return to vendor if delivery is incorrect\r
• Maintains an awareness of current market conditions and information to keep abreast       of sources and prices\r
• Participates in and implements supplier consolidations, national agreements and  supplier process improvement initiatives\r
• Keeps abreast of procurement requirements and insures suppliers understand  procurement priorities and meets delivery requirements\r
• Pursues target costs with suppliers in an aggressive manner.\r
• Make substitution recommendations where savings in cost or better delivery can be  realized.\r
• Obtain and analyze quotations on nonstandard items and continually audit prices of   standard materials and supplies.Required Skills or Tools\r
• Proficient using inventory system\r
• Oracle preferred. Proficiency in Oracle ASCP desired. Preferred Education/Experience\r
• Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university (Masters Degree preferred);\r
• Over twelve years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of  education and experience\r
• Procurement experience in a manufacturing environment with significant background in  carbon steel purchasing and fabrication preferred\r

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Founded in 1974, Certified is one of the largest and most experienced providers of temporary, temp to hire, and direct hire staffing solutions. We help businesses improve their financial results through our expertise in identifying, locating, and evaluating talent. At Certified, we believe quality originates and concludes with every employee working synergistically together to help accomplish our customer’s goals. We strive towards our commitment to do the job right the first time, every time. Clients view Certified as a business resource rather than a vendor by the way every staff member lives our vision, mission and values. These are the drivers that separate our organization from the competition. At Certified, we don’t make excuses, we make success. Vision To be the best provider of staffing solutions and the preferred resource for quality employment opportunities. Mission Certified excels at being the best provider of temporary and direct hire staffing for organizations by providing them with candidates who clearly stand out amongst their peers. Certified has a proven track record as one of the most successful staffing and recruiting firms locally as well as nationally. Certified Companies are staffing specialists. With more than 30 years of staffing experience, Certified Companies have a commitment to each of our clients and employees to remain confidential as well as attentive to all needs. We are excited about the potential this relationship represents for you as a client and for Certified as your Partner. We look forward to working together and we take this responsibility seriously. About Certified :: Client Services :: Candida

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