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Dayton, OH



Job Description


The Buyer is responsible for all aspects of cost-effective and timely procurement of production materials and services directly supporting our operations while ensuring adherence to our corporate procurement policies. 


  • Reviews requests for assigned materials, parts and/or services and verifies specifications.
  • Sources components or services and ensures timely preparation and communication of RFQ
    Corresponds with or interviews approved suppliers to obtain price, specifications and delivery information. Analyzes and evaluates bids to determine optimum value.
  • Negotiates price, quality and delivery, and terms, selects supplier and places purchase orders while assuring compliance to local and Corporate Operating Procedures and Ethical Code of Conduct.
  • Expedites delivery of items by contacting suppliers and shippers to ensure that merchandise, supplies and equipment are forwarded on specified shipping date
  • Ensures that a PO is created correctly (Supplier info, material, currencies, quantity, etc.), follows up with issues related to PO creation
  • Track purchase order status by reviewing daily activity reports and resolves any past due orders, invoicing errors or interruptions in supply
  • Works with operations and quality to establish product integrity, performance and delivery measures to be used in evaluating supplier performance in assigned area
  • Identifies cost savings opportunities and assists in developing innovative approaches to supply chain management to achieve yearly cost reduction targets set by executive team.
  • Provides resolution on material returns, over-shipments, cancellations and engineering changes with suppliers 


  • Minimum of 1 year of procurement experience within a manufacturing/service environment with a Bachelor’s degree. In lieu of Bachelor’s degree, 3 years of related experience
    APICS or CPM certification preferred; must have willingness to obtain if not certified
  • LEAN / Six-Sigma Green Belt Certification preferred; must have willingness to obtain if not certified
    JDE knowledge and experience preferred, but ERP experience a necessity
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, especially proficient in the use of Excel
  • Working knowledge of MRO, outside services, raw materials, and fabricated / machined parts

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PDSI Technical Services is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, military service or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, consideration of employment staffing submissions are based on demonstrated skills, qualifications, work experience, expertise and expectations meeting the position requirements as specified by the client, including compensation