Ends on December 15, 2017

Position Description- Buyer I 


Nomad Global Communication Solutions is a leading provider of communication and response products serving a wide variety of customers. Our purpose is to be the solution when every second matters. Please review our website at http://nomadgcs.com/


Our company is searching for an experienced Buyer who will be able to process purchasing requisitions and turn those requisitions into purchase orders. Our buying team is focused on delivering the best value in terms of cost, time, and terms.  The Buyer receives daily requisitions and will be responsible for creating purchase order tracking systems, alerting management when orders have been filled and invoices from vendors have been issued, answering vendor questions and providing them with additional order documentation as needed. The successful candidate for this position has experience in the manufacturing industry and a strong understanding of supply chain management concepts.  Our Buyer I will be working directly with a Buyer II or Buyer III and will be directly supported and guided by the Supply Chain Manager. 


The Buyer I will be responsible for:


·         Sourcing and identifying suppliers based on price, quality, selection, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities, and supplier's reputation and history.

·         Purchasing the highest quality merchandise at the lowest possible prices that meet delivery requirements in the correct amounts.

  • Adhering to signature authority, the Buyer will process purchase orders in a timely manner, monitor shipments to ensure that goods come in on time, and resolve problems related to undelivered goods.
  • Work in a timely manner to the process of the paper portions of the purchase process through Finance to successful Purchase Order Closure.
  • Reporting and resolving product quality issues with the Quality Department.
  • Timely processing of returns.
  • Timely verbal and written communication with internal and external customers regarding orders.
  • Working directly with suppliers via email and telephone.
  • Maintain daily updating of the Materials Plan.
  • Other tasks as assigned designated by the Supply Chain Manager.




  • Display a 100% customer service attitude and etiquette both internally and externally.
  •  proficiency and accuracy in data entry
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working in an ERP environment
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • tThe ability to deal with sensitivehighly confidential information 
  • The ability to deal with changing priorities and frequent  constant interruptions
  • pProficiency in internet/web research
  • aAt least 1 - 3 years documented experience in Purchasing, preferably manufacturing
  • AA degree or equivalent in a technical field preferred
  • Working knowledge of freight purchasing & scheduling requirements



·         All Purchase Orders placed within 2 days of receipt of requirements*

·         All requirements placed before close of business on Friday**

·         100% compliance to Materials Plan update requirements

·            Purchase Order error rates below 0.5%

·         Zero incident rate for placing Purchase Orders without proper approval

·         Supplier Returns processed within 2 days of request

·         Daily tracking of open Purchase orders

·         Adherence to Team Member Handbook




·         Closure of Purchase Order within 5 working days of receipt of Invoice

·         All requirements placed before close of business on Friday**

Unapproved absenteeism below 0.2%

100% compliance to Materials Plan update requirements

·            Achieve 20% supplier base reduction per year

Achieve 15% annual cost reduction over current baseline price on common stock SKU's  Annually:

·         Purchase Order error rates below 0.5%

·         Achieve 20% supplier base reduction per year

·         Achieve 15% annual cost reduction over current baseline price on common stock SKU's

            * Unless waiting for approval

            **  Requirements created Thursday afternoon or Friday are excepted

Schedule is Monday - Friday.  Working hours are flexible but should be expected to rem
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