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Buyer

Company: Carrie Rikon & Associates, LLC
Location: Elmira
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary :

Purchases a wide variety of maintenance, repair, and operating supplies. Interviews and selects vendors, negotiates purchases and expedites delivery of assigned items. Assists other departments in obtaining proper specifications, delivery, terms, and costs. Performs a variety of cost related accounting tasks, and general accounting reconciliations.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities :

  • Evaluate and buy various supplies, services, and materials, given specifications, costs, and terms, collaborating with those responsible for determining purchase requirements.
  • Review of Purchase Requisitions for completeness, required approvals, and compliance with Company policies and interests.
  • Evaluate quotations and negotiates for lowest possible price, acceptable quality standards, compliance with company policies. Participate and collaborate in final procurement selection.
  • Daily processing of Purchase Requisitions and Purchase Orders.
  • Daily processing of manufacturing job costs. Analysis and communication of job costs and job variances across departments as necessary to aid in maximizing profit margin.
  • Review and correct inventory transactions.
  • Maintenance of Fixed Asset records, costing, and reporting.
  • Reconciliation of various General Ledger Accounts.
  • Various month-end accounting duties.
  • Prepare various reports as required.

    Competencies :
    • Analytical skills necessary to: determine the best deal for price, quality and service; understand the operation and requirements of the purchase requisition; comprehend relationships between job costs, inventory, purchasing and sales; identify errors.
    • Persistence to find and negotiate the best possible price or solution.
    • Communication skills that: furthers negotiation and successful satisfaction of requisition requirements; effectively determines actionable insight pertaining to cost variances across departments, ensures that supply needs, quality and delivery requirements are met.
    • Able to manage conflict in a constructive and professional manner.
    • Excellent math skills and clerical accuracy.
    • High ethical standards to ensure all purchasing activities are transacted in the best interest of the company.
    • Able to manage multiple projects and priorities in a fast paced environment.
    • A high sense of urgency for meeting required production levels/deadlines.
    • Intermediate level Excel and Word skills. Ability to learn and use complex ERP systems.

      Education & Experience:
      • Minimum: Associates Degree in Accounting, Business, or other relevant discipline; plus 5 years' experience in a purchasing or cost accounting position in a manufacturing environment.
      • Preferred: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or other business discipline. 3 years' experience in a purchasing or cost accounting position in a manufacturing environment.

        Environment:

        Professional office environment. This position routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing and carrying of files is required. This would require the ability to lift up to 25 pounds, carry file boxes, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary. Occasional travel to local and regional locations.

        Position is onsite.

        Salary 60K Plus Benefits.

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Keywords: Carrie Rikon & Associates, LLC, Syracuse , Buyer, Other , Elmira, New York

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