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Purchasing Specialist

  • Location: Shelton, Fairfield, Connecticut
  • Salary: 40-45 per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 25 days ago

  • Sector: Professional
  • Start Date: 2021-11-01
  • Job Ref: 21-24569
Reviews and analyzes purchase requisitions. Coordinates purchasing activities with manufacturing, planning and engineering departments to acquire inventory in a cost effective and timely manner. Processes purchase requisitions, purchase change orders and requests for quotes to suppliers. Responsible for procurement business system data input and integrity; creates and maintains bills of material and parts/commodities numbers in supply chain management or other enterprisewide systems. Participates in maximizing the procurement teams' changes, part parameters; quote table maintenance, supplier database information, error report analysis, and part number/supplier code information. Performs cost analysis and volume planning for major commodities (e.g., materials, components, equipment and services). Monitors the cost, schedule and scope of assigned subcontracts to negotiate highest quality at best value. Develops new supply sources where vendors and suppliers are no longer competitive. May recommend cost saving proposals including make-versus-buy analysis or alternative sourcing. Interacts closely with suppliers and QA to resolve quality issues. Works with management to address all aspects of commodity management, including procurement support, commodity business plans, market trends assessment, pricing, and product availability. Requires domestic or global expertise of assigned commodities.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

Recommends and/or implements improvements to procurement and supplier processes.
Manages Supplier and Part Number set-up; updating Material Master, Info Record, and other Data Parameters in SAP and performs ongoing maintenance, as directed.
First point of contact to manage invoice, inventory, and receiving discrepancies.
Primary contact for suppliers relating to purchase orders, invoices, logistics issues, etc.
Manages Rework/Returns and ensures reimbursement and closure from Suppliers (MRB/RMA process).
Gathers information for corrective action plans and supplier key performance indicators.
Creates Purchase Orders/Blanket Purchase Agreements and provides ongoing maintenance.
Tracks/Monitors changes to Open Purchase Orders and communicates/escalates to appropriate Planner/Buyer to mitigate impact to Production
Provides Open Order reports as needed and as directed
Expedites emergency orders, as needed and as directed
Supports maintenance of purchasing function including gathering documents and performing research as necessary, including collecting documents for RoHS and First Article Inspection Reports
Validates supplier compliance with PKI terms and conditions.
Lead special projects and/or sourcing activities, as assigned, such as managing the Exit of a designated Supplier (track shipments/receipts, update on-hand inventory, track depletion of parts to ensure no material outages during exit strategy and that old parts are exhausted)
Research and compile data to support PPV/VE Productivity Projects, as directed
Communicates and clarifies with Suppliers regarding PKIs expectations on standards for packaging and shipping products to Hopkinton
Compiles and distributes trend analysis and/or inventory tracking reports, as needed


High School degree or equivalent required.
Four year degree in related field preferred.

Professional Experience

At least two years of Supply Chain Management or Procurement Experience preferred.
Strong organizational skills and proficiency in MS Office Suite of products.
Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with strong attention to detail.
SAP experience a plus.