Purchasing Specialist

Cranberry Township, PA

Industry: Manufacturing Job Number: Req-3811 Pay Rate: Negotiable

A manufacturer and supplier of steel-making technology is seeking an experienced Purchasing Specialist at their facility located north of Pittsburgh.


  • Run daily purchase requirements reports to prepare requisitions of materials, goods, and services.
  • Develop and maintain key vendor relationships for optimum pricing without compromising corporate integrity.
  • Prepare requests for quotations and determine most cost effective purchase.
  • Update purchase requisitions with appropriate pricing and submit for approval.
  • Upon approval, convert purchase requisitions into purchase orders.
  • Submit purchase orders to vendors and obtain order acknowledgements.
  • Expedite and track incoming and outgoing shipments for on-time performance.
  • Run daily purchase past due reports and follow up with any vendors that are not on track to meet delivery dates.
  • Troubleshoot purchase order receipt variances to ensure paperwork matches.
  • Negotiate pricing that is most favorable for the Company in an ethical manner.
  • Work with Engineering on price quotations for estimating and/or engineering specific projects.
  • Keep informed of market conditions related to metals and pricing trends.


  • AS or BS Degree in Business, or related field and a minimum of 5 years of purchasing experience
  • Manufacturing background related to material specifications, machined components, and welded components
  • Must have a proven record of negotiating skills with various suppliers and vendors
  • I.T. inventory management experience preferred
  • Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of ERP systems; Syteline preferred
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings and documentation
  • Understanding of ISO quality control system procedures and requirements
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, deadline driven environment

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

JH Technical Services

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