Purchasing Specialist

Oldsmar, FL 34677

Post Date: 03/16/2018 Job ID: 5962 Industry: Industrial

StaffEx is currently hiring a Purchasing Specialist for a manufacturing company in Oldsmar, FL. This position is 8am-5pm, full time, and temp to hire. The pay starts between $14-15/hr. DOE. The position coordinates activities involved with procuring goods and services such as raw materials, equipment, tools, parts, and supplies for organization by performing the following duties.

Key Duties:

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment or experience with manufacturing terms/processes

  • Aptitude and desire to grow/develop the role into a more manufacturing-based purchasing role

  • Reviews requisitions.

  • Searches inventory records or warehouse to determine if material on hand is in sufficient quantity.

  • Consults catalogs and interviews suppliers to obtain prices and specifications.

  • Works with vendors to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, and delivery schedule.

  • Selects products for purchase by testing, observing, or examining items.

  • Estimates values according to knowledge of market price.

  • Determines method of procurement such as direct purchase or bid.

  • Prepares purchase orders or bid requests.

  • Reviews bid proposals and negotiates contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority.

  • Maintains procurement records such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance, and inventories.

  • Discusses defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action.

  • Confers with suppliers concerning late deliveries.

  • Approves invoices for payment.

  • Expedites delivery of goods to users.


  • Experience working with parts and assembly drawings

  • 1-2 years of experience with setting and maintaining stocking levels

  • 2-3 years of experience in a customer service order fulfillment environment

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