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Located in Hoquiam, WA

Buyer needed for local manufacturing facility. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Identify goods which need to be purchased from sources such as: sales orders, work in process shortages, inventory system reports and requests to purchase received from other personnel.

Select new or existing suppliers based on their ability to meet requirements including: product or service quality, on time delivery and value.

Annually assess primary vendors to identify and address areas where improvements can be made.

Establish appropriate vendor files for existing and potential suppliers. Assist in the establishment and maintenance of accurate supplier files on the computer system. 

Process request for quotations to suppliers to identify the supplier who is best suited to provide a specific product or service.

Process purchase orders in accordance with established procedures.  Ensure that purchase order information is accurate, clear and complete, including: product identification, price/terms and delivery requirements.

Serve as the primary contact between suppliers, ensuring the timely resolution of purchase order and warranty issues with the supplier.  This includes the disposition of components found to be or suspected of being defective.

Regularly monitor the status of open purchase orders.

Initiate appropriate action with suppliers to resolve order issues in a timely manner and minimize the impact on pending orders i.e. late delivery or added costs.


Work with the machine shop and inspector to establish appropriate priorities which will ensure orderly processing of parts and on time delivery to our customers.

Resolve supplier invoice issues referred to purchasing by accounting.

Assist in the establishment and maintenance of appropriate inventory levels.  This may involve evaluating usage and establishing appropriate min/max quantities.

Assign and administer job numbers for shop assembly of sub-assembly or modification kits required for inventory stock.

Assist with storeroom activities such as shipping and receiving when required do to availability of personnel and work load.

Participate in physical inventory counts when required. 

Ways to Apply: (choose one)

  • Resumes may be emailed to
  • Call our office 360-533-6755
  • Visit our office 601 W. Wishkah Aberdeen, WA 98520


Express Office: Aberdeen
601 West Wishkah Street
Aberdeen, WA 98520
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