Position Description

Buyer
Location PA - Lewistown
Department PURCHASING
Employment Duration Full time
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First Quality was founded in 1989 and, in nearly three decades, has grown to be a global privately held company with over 4,000 employees. Its corporate offices are located in Great Neck, New York, with manufacturing facilities and offices in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Georgia, and Canada. First Quality is a diversified family of companies manufacturing consumer products ranging from Absorbent Hygiene (adult incontinence, feminine care, and baby care), Tissue (bath and towel), and Industrial (print and packaging materials), serving institutional and retail markets throughout the world. First Quality focuses on private label and branded product lines.

 

Our core business philosophy is built on a proud culture driven by safety and quality, respect, humility, integrity, customer focus, and teamwork. With leading edge manufacturing technologies and processes and visionary leadership, First Quality is positioned to continue significant growth in the coming years. We are seeking an experienced Buyer for our First Quality Baby Products, LLC located in Lewistown, PA.

  

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Generates and communicates raw material purchase orders to suppliers based on MRP requirements issued by Planning
  • Expedites delivery of raw material orders, follows-up on back orders, and coordinates with the warehouse on receipt of materials
  • Initiates the Purchasing Info Records within our ERP system for new materials; working with raw material suppliers to confirm pricing, lead time and order quantities
  • Supports the Quality Department by coordinating with suppliers on raw material non-conformities, developing Supplier Scorecards, issuing and tracking receipt of Annual Quality Change Notification Documents, conducting Supplier Audits, and filing/tracking appropriate Quality Certifications of suppliers
  • Works with Accounts Payable to verify invoice discrepancies related to either quantity or price
  • Follows all GMP, FDA and ISO regulations and guidelines
  • Observes all safety rules and uses the proper PPE

The ideal candidate should possess the following:

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Business Administration or equivalent.
  • Preferred prior work experience in a procurement role within a manufacturing environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid background with Mircosoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Strong experience with ERP Systems (preferably SAP or JD Edwards / Peoplesoft).

Excellent compensation and benefits, which are effective the first day of employment!

 

First Quality is committed to protecting information under the care of First Quality Enterprises commensurate with leading industry standards and applicable regulations.  As such, First Quality provides at least annual training regarding data privacy and security to employees who, as a result of their role specifications, may come in to contact with sensitive data.

 

First Quality is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identification, or protected Veteran status.

 

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