Materials Buyer/Planner in Murfreesboro, TN at MasTec Network Solutions

Date Posted: 7/16/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

A Materials Buyer/Planner is responsible for identifying and procuring the goods and services that an organization requires. They work closely with the Market Scoping/Project Managers to identify material needs of the organization. There look for opportunities to maximize current inventory before placing orders with suppliers.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Identify and determine the purchasing needs of the organization
  • Work with Scoping and Production to forecast demand and evaluate inventory levels, and take orders from within the organization
  • Negotiate with Suppliers
  • Perform cost management to identify areas of potential cost reduction and analyze the impact of pricing changes for goods and services
  • Source materials using knowledge of current inventory levels for needed materials
  • Create Purchases orders using defined purchasing protocols
  • Assist in the receipt of purchased materials and services, and keep detailed records of purchases and stocks
  • Carefully monitor deliveries and any past due shipments
  • Build relationships with suppliers and manage their performance
  • Conduct routine supplier business reviews, evaluating supplier performance and compliance
  • Other duties as needed

Job Requirements

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Must be self-directed and detail oriented,
  • Must have good organizational skills
  • Must have a deep understanding and professional experience with Purchasing Contracts
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • Capable of analyzing and prepared detailed report
  • In-depth knowledge of Oracle r12 platform, preferred
  • Excellent planning, organizational, and decision-making skills required
  • Excellent negotiation, customer service and consulting skills