AP Professionals
May 9, 2019
Rochester, New York
Job Type
Street Address
500 Linden Oaks


AP Professionals has partnered with a manufacturer of optical components seeking a Buyer to join their growing Rochester, NY team. The Buyer will have responsibility in purchasing mechanical and optical components. Suppliers are both domestic and international. To succeed as a member of this small purchasing team, the Buyer must be friendly, outgoing, and a team player. High-level attention to detail is an absolute must.


  • Evaluate and identify foreign and domestic suppliers
  • Lead price negotiations for purchasing agreements and contracts
  • Review and evaluate requisitions based on quality, cost, conformance, availability, and delivery
  • Make recommendations regarding purchase of products and materials
  • Check orders going out and verify shipments coming in
  • Interface with all levels of management as well as manufacturing, engineering, quality, production, and sales teams


  • Associate's or bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years’ purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment preferred


  • 2 years’ minimum purchasing experience with an understanding of manufacturing required
  • Purchasing agreements and contracts experience required
  • MRP / ERP systems experience required

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

  • Strong organization, budgeting, and negotiation skills required
  • Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook required
  • Strong interpersonal, teamwork, and communication skills required
  • Lean manufacturing knowledge preferred
  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings preferred

Additional Qualifications

This position is not eligible for Visa sponsorship

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