Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce


Posted: 04/10/2022

Job Title:  Buyer

Department:  Procurement Department

Reports To:    Materials Manager


The Buyer coordinates activities involved with procuring goods and services such as raw materials, equipment, tools, and parts in an FDA regulated environment.  

Essential Duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Prepare and review purchase orders to maintain accurate delivery schedule and pricing.  

  • Maintain vendor relationship, vendor records, and vendor performance against price, quality, delivery, etc. (may necessitate vendor site visits).

  • Partner with vendor and quality control to ensure root cause and resolution of any non-conforming goods or services and participates in the corrective action process.

  • Partner with and support engineering in sourcing, pricing, and qualification of new or re-designed parts for existing product lines.

  • Research, root cause, and resolve invoice issues to ensure vendor accounts remain in good standing.

  • Collaborate with production and production scheduling to expedite parts as needed.

  • Follow regulatory procedures in maintaining documentation and other data as needed.

  • Actively contribute to department’s continuous improvement initiatives

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 1-2 years or 5+ years direct material experience, preferably in a high-volume manufacturing environment or comparable work experience

  • Strong user of Office 365 applications

  • Competency in Excel and data analytics a plus

  • Knowledge of Engineering, Machining, Metals and Plastics forming/fabricating, and/or electric/electronics manufacturing practices a plus

Ferno is an equal opportunity employer and that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disability status.