Purchasing Clerk

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Located in Alvarado, TX

Salary: 20.00

A company in Alvarado is needing a Purchasing/Buyer clerk. 


Summary of Position:

Coordinate the procurement of all material, products/services and equipment necessary for the operation of the business unit and assigned projects.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Processes and completes purchase orders; determines prices from available vendors which meet cost and quality guidelines; places orders; verifies receipt of purchase.
  • Interface with Engineering personnel, Production Manager, Parts Sales, Accounting, Warehouse personnel and parent company to ensure purchasing needs are being met.
  • General understanding and familiarity of engineering drawings and bill of materials (BOM).
  • Negotiates with suppliers to obtain products within specifications at the best quantity and cost; negotiates delivery, terms and conditions, and pricing. Maintain price comparison spreadsheet(s).
  • Analyze supply market conditions and determine most cost effective strategy for company with suppliers.
  • Support Engineers in preparation of estimates by contacting vendors for “budgetary pricing” for materials.
  • Communicates with suppliers during course of procurement action in order to ensure timely delivery in compliance with the requirements of the procurement document.
  • Expedite orders to accommodate production schedule changes and arrange overnight shipping if part is needed immediately.
  • Coordinates with accounts payable to resolve invoice pricing problems.
  • Coordinates with receiving department to promptly resolve all receipt problems.
  • Work with quality department to resolve problems with vendors for any quality/material defects.
  • Participate as a team member in production meetings.
  • Assist in special projects or other areas when needed or as directed by the Purchasing Manager.


  • Associate Degree or 3-5 years previous experience as a purchasing agent; and/or a combination of experience and training.
  • Background in mechanical and electrical engineering.
  • Knowledge of government contracts and all associated paperwork.
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures such as managing files and records.
  • Proficient knowledge in the principles and practices of purchasing.
  • Math skills including addition, subtraction, multiplying and dividing.
  • Interact with vendors and various departments; good negotiating skills.
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Excellent organizational skills; detail oriented; effective decision making (identify and prioritize).
  • Self-starter who can work with minimal supervision; exhibit high motivation and a strong sense of responsibility.
  • Must have proficient computer skills with experience in MS Office & Excel.
  • Demonstrates a safety first thought process.

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge in Syspro
  • OSHA knowledge or certification.
  • Experience with ISO 9001, and/or AAR M-1003 QMS.

Our company offers a full benefit package including health insurance, 401K, and PTO.


Express Office: Waxahachie
507 North Highway 77
North Gate Plaza
Suite 516
Waxahachie, TX 75165