Closing on: Aug 31, 2021
Job Type: Manufacturing
Location: Rockford
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Role Description / Summary

The Buyer is responsible for purchasing and negotiating materials, equipment and supplies from suppliers. Evaluates vendor quotes and services to determine most desirable suppliers. Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.  Performs a variety of complex tasks in the procurement of materials and services.

Major Responsibilities

  • Assists in the negotiation of best price, delivery, terms of payment, and purchase conditions.
  • Makes comparative analyses of price and delivery conditions, availability and quality of material and new sources of supply.
  • Reviews requisitions, confers with suppliers to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, and delivery schedule.
  • Provides accurate dates to meet respective manufacturing operations.
  • Convert MRP requirements to purchase orders
  • Processes purchase orders in ERP system and send a copy to supplier.
  • Manage open purchase orders for on-time deliveries
  • Coordinates as appropriate, quality matters and engineering changes/developments between company activities and suppliers.
  • Discusses defective or unacceptable goods with inspection or quality control personnel, users, suppliers and others to determine source of trouble and seeks corrective actions.
  • Lead effort to resolve quality issues of purchased items.  Coordinate return of material to supplier if appropriate.
  • Maintain accurate ERP system data for planning materials. This includes lead times, safety stocks and order policies.
  • Utilizes MRP to drive product requirements.
  • Performs analysis on supplier and inventory performance metrics. These include stock outs, delivery performance, quality analysis and inventory turns.

Qualifications / Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Minimum 1 year of related experience and/or training
  • Must possess solid negotiating skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with both internal staff as well as with suppliers.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.

Operations Details

This is a full-time position.  Work schedule is 40 + hours per week.


Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

AAP / EEO Statement

Kaney, Inc. provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, the company takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated.

Work Authorization / Security Clearance

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. “US Person” includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

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