917 Bacon Street, Erie, PA 16511

Senior Buyer

Senior Buyer

Posted: 11/5/2019

Location: Erie, PA

Job Type: Full-time

Onex, Inc. is an industrial furnace service company that builds and maintains furnaces for all heat intensive industries. Onex began as a stocking distributor for regional foundries and has grown to provide high quality solutions to those who need outsource vendors. Our Blue Diamond Brand began in 1992, and we currently design and build custom furnaces for any known “areas of pain” such as space requirements, government specifications, and operational costs.

Job Summary:

The Senior Buyer is responsible for managing inventory and processing purchase orders while being cost

1. Responsibilities

A. Safety

  • Promote and engage in a safe work environment
  • Report safety incidents
  • Display good housekeeping in work areas
  • Ensure adherence to OSHA and Onex safety policies
  • Track and handle gas detector calibration and materials needed for bump testing

B. Administrative

  • Facilitate Request for Quote(s) on materials and services
  • Provide management with RFQ analyzation and recommendations
  • Purchase Order Entry
  • Track orders to ensure vendors comply with promised required dates (expediting)
  • Implement and manage Blanket Purchase Orders to reduce repetitive non-value tasks
  • Facilitate and manage Return Material Authorization tasks, tracking completion
  • Coordinate new supplier setup through accounting to offer them various payment options, as well as
    classification of suppliers for future spend analytics
  • Utilizing proper job or GL account numbers purchase orders in Viewpoint
  • Reconcile Purchase Order errors to vendor invoices, coordinating with AP group as needed
  • Maintain Safety Data Sheet and Technical Data Sheet requirements for pertinent items
  • Correspond with suppliers
  • Complete requested tasks from accounting for Assist with month end closing
  • Process JC Cost Adjustments, JC Material Use, and Production Entries for parts as needed
  • Conduct projects for improvement (lead time analysis for various materials; Inbound freight analysis)
  • Use proper storage and naming of documents in the Azure cloud

C. Planning and Scheduling

  • Establish and manage inventory to min/max requirements
  • Coordinates and conduct physical inventory for all warehouses
  • Accomplish timely resolution of physical inventory findings
  • Notify salesmen of current inventory amounts each week with reports
  • Track negative balance inventory in Viewpoint for resolution

D. Quality

  • Provide excellent customer service using proper phone and email etiquette
  • Communicate all necessary information to controller, salesmen, and vendors
  • Be a proactive liaison between purchasing and salesmen for materials

2. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Others


  • OSHA regulations with regards to materials
  • Company Policies
  • MS Office
  • Operation of Office Equipment
  • Viewpoint Accounting Software


  • Problem Solving
    • Finding solutions to difficult or complex issues.
  • Administrative Skill
    • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work Responsibilities, Information Ordering.
  • Multi-Tasking
    • Deal with more than one task at the same time.
  • Social Perceptiveness
    • Awareness and understanding of other’s reactions.
  • Active Listening
    • Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points
      being made.
  • Time Management
    • Managing one’s own time and the time of others.
  • Collaboration
    • Working well together with others.
  • Resource Utilization
    • The ability to effectively use the available resources, including equipment and personnel
      to meet objectives.


  • Oral Comprehension and Expression
    • Ability to speak with and listen to others, and understand information and ideas
      presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension and Expression
    • The ability to write and read, speak and listen to, and understand information and ideas
      presented through written words and sentences.
  • Detail-Oriented
    • Careful about details, concise and thorough in performance.
  • Numerical Ability
    • Utilize basic calculations effectively, mathematical reasoning and formulas to solve
      problems based on numerical data.

Physical Requirements

  • Sitting long periods working with computers
  • Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
  • Handling material/equipment up to 50 pounds
  • Subject to random Drug Testing
  • Wear PPE in field environment


  • Respect for Others
    • Willing to treat other people politely and professionally, even if they disagree with the
      other person’s point of view.
  • Infectious Enthusiasm
    • Approach every situation, positive or negative, as a challenge and an opportunity.
  • Commitment to the Job
    • A willingness to do whatever it takes to fulfill the duties of their positions and via the
      development of new ideas to make the company even better.
  • Innovative Ideas
    • Think outside of the box and innovate new ways to accomplish existing tasks and
      approach goals.
  • Helpfulness
    • Assisting clients and customers with their needs or helping co-workers accomplish
      overall company goals.
  • Acts with Integrity
    • Follow your moral or ethical convictions and doing the right thing, even when no one is
  • Attention to Detail
    • Achieves thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task. Provides accurate,
      consistent numbers on all paperwork.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, or related field
  • 1-3 years of Procurement experience
  • Certified Purchasing Manager preferred

Work Environment

  • Indoors, controlled office environment
  • Travel periodically

Erie Location

917 Bacon Street
Erie, PA 16511
P. 814.838.9638
E. info@onexinc.com

Pittsburgh Location

1308 Main Street
Crescent, PA 15046
P: 724.457.7210
E: info@onexinc.com

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