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  • Location Billerica, MA
  • Category Contracts / Procurement
  • Date Posted 07/01/2022
  • Type Contract to Hire
  • Commitment Project
  • Job ID #4604
Manufacturer seeks part-time purchaser
Position: Purchaser
Company: Niche manufacturing company in life sciences. Fast growing. Great culture.
Location: Billerica, MA. 
Job Type: Contract for next 3 months, but may extend
Schedule: Part-time, approximately 20 to 25 hours per week
Pay Rate: $40/hour

Job Description: Support Purchasing Agent with sourcing and database management. Responsibilities may include:

  • Gathering and organizing documentation to get quotes from alternative suppliers 
  • Finding appropriate alternative suppliers 
  • Submitting the requests for quote
  • Keeping track of responses and following up on them.  This would include making comparisons of costs from old supplier vs possible new supplier.
  • Issuing purchase order under the direction of the purchasing manager
  • Follow-up on outstanding Purchase Orders that have been made  
  • Analyze purchasing performance – are there items that should be purchased in larger quantities, smaller quantities, etc.
  • Review documentation to find the holes and then work with engineering to get the documentation necessary to fill those holes
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field
  • Experience with manufactured goods is required
  • Experience in the implementation of a new system 
  • Database management. Vendors, part numbers, inventory, BOMs, etc. 
  • Experience in QuickBooks for purchasing and Solid Works for drawings is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment
  • Proficient in MS Office