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Job description - Senior Buyer

The Senior Buyer is responsible for coordinating and forecasting production and non-production requirements, negotiating vendor terms as well as pricing and delivery schedules in order to achieve maximum benefit to GK Machine.

  • Manage supply chain and supplier relations in conjunction with Purchasing Manager.
  • Work cooperatively with each department to maintain materials/MRO required
  • Purchase product and services per demand
  • Provide information to Sales, Engineering and Management regarding trends in market prices, price fluctuation, and discontinuations
  • Assist in determining inventory levels (safety stock, min/max levels, etc.)
  • Qualify suppliers per GK’s quality standards
  • Negotiate favorable discounts and terms of purchase
  • Keep supplier information up-to-date at all times
  • Evaluate supplier performance based on customer service, on time deliveries, price, material quality, etc.
  • Investigate supplier discrepancies and communicate with vendors regarding product quality, damage, invoice errors, returns, etc.
  • Keep MRP information current (costs, terms, stock codes, descriptions, etc.)


  • Required: Associates degree from an accredited school system or program, at least 5 years’ experience in a procurement position in an industrial manufacturing environment.
  • Preferred: B.S. or B.A. degree from an accredited four-year institution and 5 years’ experience in a Senior Purchasing position in an industrial manufacturing environment.
  • Working knowledge of MRP/ERP programs.

Full Time ~ Day Shift ~ Salary D.O.E.

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