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Crystal Group Buyer in Hiawatha, Iowa

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Summary:Purchases raw materials, supplies, and equipment for the company.Purchases high quality products and materials, negotiates competitive pricing and on-time deliveries. This individual will maintain purchasing standards in compliance with company guidelines and sound business practices.Duties:Works closely with different departments within the company. Provides timely quotes to Sales and Engineering departments.Assists with the inventory consignment program and project requests as needed.Accepts and scrutinizes vendor bids or proposals. Selects sources based upon analysis. Arranges vendor contracts, bargains for best costs, and observes quality of purchased materials.Procure parts and services to meet production on-time schedules.Prepares reports and required documents. Communicates parts status with engineering, production, and inventory personnel.Monitor safety stock requirements and maintain good supplier relationships to eliminate or greatly reduce past due partsAssists in the resolution of problems with receiving, accounting and inspection departments.Researches parts and tracks delivery using the Internet and phone system. Expedites materials, supplies and services as required.Follows-up with supplier to ensure timely deliveries.Selects sources based on analysis of quality, price and delivery time.Requires:Education: Bachelor degree and/or related certifications preferredExperience: Candidate should have one or more years of purchasing experience.Planning and forecasting skills needed.Physical: May be required to lift boxes or parts on occasion.Miscellaneous: This position requires effective verbal and written communication skills in order to communicate effectively with suppliers and team members in person, via phone and internet. Knowledge of QMS preferred.


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Crystal Group Inc., is uniquely comprised of three business strengths rolled into a single entity. We are a rugged server manufacturer, a systems integrator, and a custom design and manufacturing services provider.

Hiring top-quality employees who are trusted and empowered to succeed has enabled Crystal Group to become one of the fastest-growing employee-owned companies in America.

Headquartered in Hiawatha, Iowa, Crystal Group is small business with a worldwide reach. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits for all our positions.