RailWorks Buyer in Hayward, California


REQUISITION NUMBER: 20180919-34001-001


COMPANY LOCATION: HSQ Technology - Hayward, CA



Job Responsibilities:

The Buyer will work closely with production and project management teams to ensure that all materials/services/equipment needed for projects and inventory are acquired according to company guidelines and are delivered on schedule.

Primary/Essential Responsibilities and Duties

• Responsible for ordering goods and services according to company guidelines.

• Serves as the liaison between suppliers and production and project management teams.

• Responds timely to purchase requests, understands all requirements; ensures requirements such as description, quantities, arrival dates, and shipment methods meet project requirements.

• Responsible for reading contract specifications, analyzing and interpreting technical procedures, researching governmental regulations and understanding how they impact the procurement process and items and services being ordered.

• Responsible for researching and evaluating suppliers and contractors according to reliability, price effectiveness, product quality and warranty consideration.

• Ensures that all materials are acquired at the lowest cost consistent with considerations of quality, reliability of source and urgency of need.

• Obtain RMA numbers from suppliers for incorrect, defective, and excess materials, as well as warranty services.

• Responsible for the timely and accurate entry of purchase orders into the system.

• Maintains project status reports and updates delivery schedules.

• Obtains delivery certifications and reviews materials received against orders placed.

• Enters delivery certification information into the system.

• Works with vendors and subcontractors to resolve complaints and issues.

General/Other Responsibilities and Duties

• Maintains logs and material specification sheets for inventoried materials.

• Prepares inventory transfer entries and assists with reconciling balances at month-end.

• Assists with verifying open PO’s and receipts for the month-end close.

• Assists with resolving discrepancies between invoices and PO’s.

• Maintains necessary records and files.

• Introduces new ideas to the procurement process.

Job Qualifications:

• A minimum of 5 years purchasing experience in a construction-related industry.

• Working knowledge with communication equipment, electronic components and custom panel builds a plus.

• Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.

• Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

• Ability to multi-task and prioritize competing demands/requests within given time constraints.

• Ability to develop strong professional supplier relationships.

• Exceptional negotiating skills and communication skills.

• Experience working in ERP inventory Systems. Knowledge of JDE, a plus.

• Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office applications.

Physical/Travel/Attendance Requirements

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

• Works in an office environment.

• Frequently sits for long periods of time.

• Will occasionally require use of hands to evaluate tactile properties of procured materials.

• Frequently speaks, reads, writes and uses a computer keyboard.

• May require occasional standing, walking, lifting, stooping, or bending.

/This job description is not intended to represent a complete, comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities that may be required in this position. There may be unplanned activities and other duties as assigned./

RailWorks is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/ Veterans/Disabled)



Railworks Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities, Females, Veterans, Disabled)