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Buyer I in US - Lake Charles, LA at Westlake Chemical

Date Posted: 5/17/2018

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Job Description

Job Title:              Buyer I

Department:         Procurement

Reports To:            

FLSA Status:          Non-Exempt

Prepared By:          Human Resources

Prepared Date:       4-30-18


SUMMARY

This role orders supplies for the site, including raw materials or other supplies needed for the production or maintenance processes.  This role typically does not order office supplies.  This role may also be responsible for inventory control activities depending on the location.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


  • Procures materials or other goods and/or coordinates activities involved with purchasing products and services, such as raw materials, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, and advertising, for establishment.
  • Receives and reviews requisitions requesting goods or services.
  • Communicates 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.
  • Expedites orders and requests as needed.
  • Responsibilities are those of a professional level and excluded are paraprofessional buyers.

QUALIFICATION & SKILL REQUIREMENTS:


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant experience.  

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Position may or may not have direct reports and/or indirect reports.  The position requires the ability to motivate direct/indirect or non-reports in the purchasing function as well as non-purchasing functions. 


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  Incumbent may be required to travel via auto or airline on a limited basis.


WORK ENVIRONMENT: 

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate in the corporate office.  May be exposed to manufacturing environments on a limited basis

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