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Junior Buyer

Under direct but not constant supervision, and within the limits of authority and scope of work assigned, to do work of limited complexity and difficulty requiring accuracy, completeness, and reliability and occasionally the exercise of some independent judgement in carrying on the Company's procurement program, generally involving purchases of a repetitive or less involved nature and usually dealing with local suppliers; as authorized, to place purchase orders with suppliers, occasionally checking with the Assistant Buyer or Buyer before making commitments; to assist Buyers or Assistant Buyers; and to perform related work as required. In this connection, to perform details of work, such as:
  • Contacting suppliers and obtaining bids. Placing orders and following up for delivery.
  • Handling emergency orders as required to avoid delays in operating departments.
  • Assisting in the preparation and handling of blanket orders covering deliveries over a specified period of time.
  • Negotiating with suppliers for the return of incorrect or surplus materials including obtaining return authori­zations, making adjustments, etc.
  • Preparing change orders as required. Checking invoices.
  • Maintaining catalog and price files.
  • Securing information and catalogs for other depart­ ments in the Company.
 SPECIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • For care in use of office equipment.
  • For prompt handling of requisitions received.
  • For placing the order to the best advantage of the Company.
  • For calling to the attention . of the requisitioning department or supervisor, economies that might be effected by quantity purchases, changes in specifications or any other action beneficial to the Company.
  • For holding as confidential, information obtained in connection with department work and relating to Company's business or organi­zation.

CONTACTS:

  • Personal, written, or telephone contacts with sales representatives and occasionally with other representatives of suppliers, and occasionally on visits to customers' and suppliers' plants.
  • Personal, written and telephone contacts with supervisors and employees throughout the Company for the exchange of information.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduation from high school or the equivalent and 
  1. Two years' experience as Building Service Control Clerk or a Statistical Clerk in the Purchasing Department and six credit hours from an accredited college or university in purchasing or materials management; or
  2. Three years' experience in the Purchasing Department
(Promotional Series Area 1 Division 51) and six credit hours from an accredited college or university in purchasing or materials management; or 
  1. Three years' experience in a position within the Company in a capacity primarily having to do with materials or inventory supply and management*; or 
  1. Three years' experience outside the Company as a regular em­ ployee in a capacity primarily having to do with materials or inventory supply and management and a minimum of nine credit hours from an accredited college or university in purchasing or material s management.
 *Section C refers to such jobs as: Power Plant Materials Controllers Stock Control Clerks Principal Stores Clerks Senior Estimators   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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