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BUYER I

Company: Harbor Freight Tools
Location: Calabasas
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Job Description:

Buyer I is responsible for purchasing and negotiating materials, equipment, and supplies from suppliers. Buyer I assists departments in the evaluation of goods and services as needed; ensures that customers expectations and requirements are met; and resolves conflicts concerning materials or services. Buyer I is familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within procurement field and relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals to perform a variety of tasks. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Follow corporate and divisional procurement guidelines and policies.
  • Extrapolates the business/operational requirements from internal parties and interprets into a strategy that fulfills these requirements with review from Mgr. Procurement.
  • Prepares RFI/RFQ independently and partners with Mgr. Procurement.
  • Confers with suppliers to obtain product or service information, such as price, availability, and delivery schedule.
  • Evaluates supplier quotes against market rates to determine most desirable suppliers.
  • Negotiates commercial and legal terms in partnership with Legal/Business to facilitate contracts with suppliers.
  • Constant coordination with outside suppliers and internal parties. Including project management.
  • Prepares basic financial cost analysis.
  • Provides synopsis to management and provides constant updates on their progress.
  • Recommends the best course of action with facts and extensive research and analysis.
  • Prepares and approves purchase orders through corporate systems.
  • Reviews invoices for accuracy by matching to Purchase Orders.
  • Tracks performance through company procurement and inventory systems; reviews regularly with manager. Ensures supplier compliance and supplier management.
  • Assist in supplier dispute resolutions.
  • Other duties as assigned.


    • BA & CPM/CPSM preferred
    • 2-4 years' experience
    • Strong analytical ability and good judgment skills to extrapolate operational requirements
    • Must be able to work in a schedule-driven environment and manage multiple jobs. Timing is a critical function.
    • Prior experience with IT procurement and acquisition of software, hardware, and services preferred.
    • Technical knowledge and ability to understand technology terms and methods preferred
    • Strong verbal and written skills; detail oriented
    • Comfortable speaking with upper management, clear and concise
    • Fundamental knowledge of supply chain and purchasing
    • Tracking budget expenses and supplier relationships, strong organization skills
    • Provides customer service to internal and external customers
    • Solid documentation skills
    • Analysis and critical thinking skills
    • Intermediate Excel skills required


      Physical Demands ' Environment and Work Conditions

      General office environment requiring ability to:


      • stand, walk, sit for extended periods of time
      • speak and listen to others in person and over the phone
      • use keyboard and read from computer screen and reports
      • lift up to 15 lbs.


        Level of language needed to successfully accomplish the essential duties


        • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.


          Level of mathematical skills needed to successfully accomplish the essential duties


          • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


            Level of reasoning skills needed to successfully accomplish the essential duties


            • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

              Keywords: Harbor Freight Tools, Los Angeles, BUYER I, Other, Calabasas, California

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