Our Longmont, Colorado office has an immediate opening for a Buyer. This is a regular fulltime, exempt non-supervisory position.
Procures sources and negotiates the buying of machinery, equipment, tools, raw material, packaging materials, parts, services, and/or supplies necessary for operation of an organization. Compiles and analyzes statistical data to determine feasibility of buying products and to establish price objectives. Monitors performance of suppliers. Evaluates areas of opportunity to leverage material acquisitions. Tracks data to keep informed on price trends and market dynamics. Negotiates with suppliers and analyzes suppliers’ operations to determine factors that affect prices and to determine lowest cost consistent with quality, reliability, and ability to meet required schedules. Reviews proposals, negotiates prices, selects or recommends suppliers, analyzes trends, and maintains necessary records. May prepare request for proposals (RFP) and bid packages.
Assists in identifying material, component, and related requirements from engineering and production schedules.
Analyzes data, determines factors that affect prices, and determines best value consistent with quality, reliability, and ability to meet required schedules.
Analyzes trends, reviews quotes, negotiates prices, and selects or recommends suppliers.
May visit supplier sites to maintain business relationships and/or resolve issues.
Follows up orders placed, approves payment, and maintains necessary records of orders.
Coordinates and follows up with production, warehouse, and engineering personnel to ensure appropriate procurement, scheduling, and receipt of materials and services.
May provide training and/or presentations or other employees regarding purchasing procedures.
Additional duties, as assigned.
Required Qualifications & Experience:
Effective organizational, verbal and written communication skills.
Experience in purchasing supplies and miscellaneous services.
Knowledge of FAR regulations pertaining to acquisition of goods and services a plus.
Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook).
Proficient in standard purchasing (CostPoint) software
Preferred Qualifications & Experience:
BA/BS degree and 3+ years of experience; MA/MBA and 1+ years of experience
Areté is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Arete Human Resources Representative.
Areté will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
Areté conducts research, development and operational capability development across the technology spectrum for a wide range of national security and commercial customers. Areté applies hard science to hard problems to develop innovative solutions. We execute cutting edge analysis in sensors, lasers, and modeling. We also conduct field tests of our products and manufacture a variety of components. An employee-owned company, Areté offers an exciting and challenging work environment with highly competitive compensation levels, a full benefits package and significant advancement opportunities.
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