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Sr. Buyer

Job Tracking ID:  85347-258003
Location:   Dallastown, PA
Job Type:  Full-Time/Regular
Date Updated:  February 02, 2018
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Job Description:

To procure all materials and services used in the manufacture of Gichner Shelter Systems product.


  • Solicits price quotations of goods and services for both bids and buys. 
  • Negotiates pricing and delivery to specific budgets and terms.


  • Prepares and places purchase orders and follows-up to ensure timely delivery in order to meet demand for products.
  • Reviews and analyzes requirements to maintain inventory control and achieve lowest total cost.
  • Monitors Small and Disadvantaged Business Goals to achieve targets. 
  • Maintains Part Master database. 
  • Investigates and resolves discrepant receipts and invoices. 

Vendor Management

  • Researches and interviews potential suppliers.
  • Monitors price and lead-time trends.
  • Supplier Relations (partnerships, forecasts, e-signals, consignment arrangements, etc.)
  • Selects and approves new suppliers (approved supplier list.)
  • Processes returns and rejections and monitors supplier corrective action as required. 

Interface with other organizations

  • Quote support to sales.
  • Representative for Job kickoff meetings as required
Experience and Skills:

4 year college/university degree, or equivalent experience.

Professional Certification, or equivalent experience.

Electrical systems experience required (i.e., worked with generators, power houses, major subcontract with electrical base).

Experience with OEM.

At least 7-10 years related experience manufacturing purchasing experience. 

Thorough knowledge of Gichners product lines and policies.

Ability to introduce and implement modern concepts and practices of the profession.

Additional Information:
Job Level:   Mid Career (2+ years)
Number of Openings:  
Years of Experience:   More than 5 Years
Level of Education:   BA/BS
Starting Date :   ASAP