Associate Buyer


Purchasing and Procurement

Advert ID



North Mankato

Job Type




Salary Range

Up to USD19/hr

No. of Openings


Branch Information

Rochester, MN - (USA) 2746 Superior Dr. NW Suite 320 MN Rochester , MN 55901



Job Description

Associate Buyer $19 per hour

Our client in North Mankato is seeking an Associate buyer to support manufacturing operations to achieve 100% on time delivery performance by purchasing materials in the most cost-effective manner with consideration to historical information, forecasts, and other available intelligence to equally maintain the desired levels of inventory. Do you have experience in purchasing/materials? If so, then this is the right fit for you!

What's in it for you?

* Full Time

* Monday-Friday 8a-5p

* Temp To Hire

* $19 per hour

* Weekly Paycheck

What is the job?

* Place purchase orders with vendors to ensure proper supply of materials to meet daily production need and provide key vendors with forecasts updated on a regular basis (at least monthly) to ensure proper supply of needed materials.

* Use Oracle MRP module to optimize inventory turns and release Po's to vendors with proper lead-times needed and ensure all Safety stocks & lead times & Minimum order quantities are correct in oracle, adjusting accordingly as demand changes.

* Manage all open and past due Po's within Oracle by using Open / Late Orders report.

* Proactively communicate with suppliers as needed regarding supply needs, shortages, pricing, and invoicing issues.

* Provide monthly feedback to key vendors on metrics such as quality and on time delivery.

* Review Raw Material & Excess Inventory each week to help in reducing any slow moving / excess inventory issues

* Ensure proper raw material costs are maintained within Oracle for standard costing purposes.

* Support inventory on hand accuracy improvement projects by working with production departments, engineering, and stockroom associates to correct bill of material issues and maintain accurate inventory on hand reporting.

* Maintain correct item setups in Oracle, planner codes, price costs, lead times, sourcing rules, etc. to ensure efficient use of Oracle MRP.

* Support Strategic Sourcing projects and initiatives as required.

* Providing cost savings ideas on a regular basis

* Maintain highest standards of integrity and maintains honest, fair, and legal relationships with all vendors.

What do you bring to the job?

* Minimum 2 years materials/purchasing experience in high volume manufacturing environment.

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills

* MRP/ERP experience a must, Oracle preferred.

* APICS certification a plus

* Must be a team player

* Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint knowledge

What are the requirements for the position?

* High School Diploma, Associate Degree in Business preferred

* Background and Drug Screen

So, are you interested? Know someone who might be? Connect with us right away for the opportunity for a solid career. Help friends and family find a job!


2746 Superior Dr. NW

Rochester, MN 55901


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