Date: June 27, 2017

Warren Averett Staffing and Recruiting is seeking a professional Buyer/Planner for a client in Tampa, FL to coordinate planning, procurement, and distribution of materials, parts, equipment, services, and supplies.


  • Coordinate all activities related to procurement of components, assemblies, equipment, and services beginning with planning requirements to support schedules
  • Establish and maintain supplier relationships both externally and internally to ensure company requirements are maintained  
  • Solicit and evaluate proposals for requested components and products 
  • Negotiate favorable terms and conditions with supply base   
  • Negotiates the lowest possible cost for the components balanced against the optimum quality and schedule needs  
  • Create and distribute verified accurate purchase orders for goods or services 
  • Track status and report on delays or other issues with purchase orders issued to ensure time schedules are met  
  • Assist the Engineering staff in procurement of prototype components and assemblies
  • Work with engineering to approve alternate sources for cost reduction 
  • Coordinate ECO implementation with suppliers and Freedom Scientific personnel 
  • Communicate with suppliers and customers both external and internal 
  • Maintains accurate record retention, per company policy, and work within the company's established policies and procedures 
  • Drive cost reduction through negotiation of current components  
  • Works to consolidate components to ensure best-class pricing  
  • Analyze supplier sourcing and selection with an emphasis on cost reduction 
  • Identify areas of redesign that could result in cost savings  
  • Monitor and analyze obsolete material 
  • MRO purchasing as required  
  • MRP Planning required
  • Planning for production
  • Experience with manufacturing planning
  • Other duties as assigned 


  • 3 years Buying Experience
  • Education:   Minimum Associate Degree (two year college or technical school) or Work Equivalent
  • Computer Skills: Excellent Excel skills, Great Plains, Word processing, Internet software, E-mail, Microsoft Suite


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