AP Professionals
February 22, 2021
Rochester, New York
Job Type
Street Address
500 Linden Oaks


AP Professionals has partnered with a manufacturer of optical components who is seeking a Buyer to join their growing Rochester 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!

This position is a temp-perm opportunity with full-time hours of 8:00 – 4:30PM, Monday – Friday.


  • 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.


  • Associates or bachelor’s degree


  • 2 years’ minimum purchasing experience with an understanding of manufacturing.
  • Strong organization, budgeting, and negotiation skills.
  • Experience with purchasing agreements and contracts.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • MRP / ERP systems experience.
  • Lean manufacturing knowledge.
  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

  • Strong interpersonal, teamwork, and communication skills.
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