About the Company: Well Established Manufacturing company in St. Petersburg is seeking a Buyer. This is a performance-based company that takes pride in their customer and employee satisfaction! The primary goal of this position is to add “value” to our customer by ensuring adequate quantities of required material and services needed for the successful completion of our customer’s assembly arrive on time, on budget, and in good condition.

Pay: $16.00 per hour

Hours: M-F

Type: Temp to hire, eligible for permanent employment by the company after contract period

Job Duties:

  • Performing purchasing reviews during our contract review process. This information must be complete, concise, accurate and useful. 
  • Providing proactive, timely information and positive problem-solving assistance in matters regarding the location and procurement of any and all material and/or services required for the build of assemblies or customer defined product.
  • Becoming in-house resources of component and vendor knowledge and being willing to proactively offer this knowledge when required for the benefit of the company’s team members and/or customers.
  • Monitoring the performance of our vendors in areas such as On-Time Performance, Quality and cost targets.
  • Displaying responsibility, ownership, a sense of urgency for all issues regarding purchased material and services.
  • Display willingness toward “volunteerism” in assisting others and balancing workloads within the department.
  • Work is performed primarily in an office environment with constant interaction with the manufacturing /assembly floor
  • Understanding, reviewing and acting upon the information provided by our internal system reports to ensure that sufficient quantities of each item are available when required for kitting.
  • Understanding and being sensitive to the economic value and market conditions that may occur in each buying decision and coordinating these decisions with the needs of our customer through our CSR’s.
  • Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.
  • Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment


  • Must have 0-3 years’ experience. 
  • Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.
  • Comprehend and make inferences from complex written material and verbal and/or written instructions.
  • Read and understand blueprints and/or engineering documents. 
  • Proficiently perform computerized word processing, comprehension, summarizing and writing/editing. 
  • Broad base of technical/product knowledge and ability to grasp new concepts quickly. 
  • Detail-minded, deadline-oriented and organized with the ability to work on many varied tasks under time pressures.
  • Lift and carry such items as blueprints, reference books, bid and contract files and proposal responses weighing up to 25 pounds as well as associated items.
  • Able to operate a variety of standard office equipment including a computer terminal, telephone, 10 key calculator, copy and fax machine requiring continuous and repetitive arm, hand and eye movement.



Category:Procurement/Purchasing/Supply Chain
City/State/Zip:St. Petersburg, Florida 33702
Job ID:11781

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