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Supply Chain Buyer

Supply Chain
Guilford, Maine, United States


  • using AS400 applications and excel forecast projections, monitor demand and inventory positions for yarns and fiber and process orders for materials
  • create requisitions and obtain approvals following procurement policy for non-inventory purchases
  • issue and confirm purchase orders
  • schedule weekly yarn and fiber pick-ups with suppliers and carriers
  • run various reporting out of SAP for purchasing/planning/production users
  • update and maintain SAP purchase price change information, and assist finance with purchase history for development of cost standards
  •  issue orders to outside processors, and key in finished production
  • create A#s (inventory receipts) for purchased fibers
  • compile date from AS400, SAP and Excel spreadsheets for evaluation and decision making
  • understand global chart of accounts and the proper use
  • enter receiving for services and other non-goods transactions
  • perform miscellaneous duties as necessary
  • work with Payables and supplier to identify causes of and resolve invoice discrepancies
  • using PDF tools, maintain “paperless” documentation of quotes/requisitions/purchase orders/confirmations
  • participate & contribute to RFQ, cost savings initiatives, negotiations, supplier relationships and evaluation
  • perform miscellaneous duties as necessary
  • follow safe work practices
  • support LEAN, safety, sustainability, and environmental initiatives


  • must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • proficiency in computer-based purchasing software (such as SAP)
  • proficiency in Microsoft Office Products (Excel, Word, Email)
  • comfortable sourcing products using internet and cold calling suppliers
  • ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • ability to professionally communicate with associates and customers at all levels
  • protection of confidential information
  • strong attention to detail and high level of accuracy, good proofreading practices
  • good math skills
  • possess sound judgment and good organizational skills
  • must adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • willingness to work overtime as needed
  • must be dependable, punctual, and adhere to attendance policy
  • must be cooperative and willing to learn new responsibilities


  • Bachelor of Science degree in business with a concentration in finance/accounting or prior work experience in procurement.
  • Experience with SAP Software, Microsoft Office, AS400 operating system and intermediate or higher level experience with Excel


  • must be able to lift between 5 and 10 pounds consistently (normal office work lifting) and up to 25 pounds or more occasionally
  • extensive walking and/or sitting may be required
  • extensive use of keyboards/computer terminals
Supply Chain Buyer
Supply Chain
Guilford, Maine, United States

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