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Top 50 Buyer/Expeditor Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Buyer/Expeditor. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Buyer/Expeditor resumes they appeared on. For example, 18.9% of Buyer/Expeditor resumes contained Purchase Orders as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Buyer/Expeditor actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Buyer/Expeditor:

1. Purchase Orders

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Here's how Purchase Orders is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Expedited purchase orders as requested for non- production, engineering development programs and specialized test equipment.
  • Expedited purchase orders for electronic components and custom fabricated items for circuit board assemblies.
  • Create purchase orders from submitted requisitions to meet company schedule for electronic components.
  • Expedited purchase orders for Capital Appropriation material as requested.
  • Audited and reconciled problem purchase orders and projects close-outs.
  • Procured materials, typed purchase orders, expedited purchase orders, picked up and delivered correspondence and materials to work sites.
  • Work closely with vendors and suppliers to ensure proper completion of purchase orders, on-time deliveries, and manage costs.
  • Tracked open purchase orders for on time delivery, recommended alternative sources of supply, performed on site vendor evaluations.
  • Place and expedite purchase orders for required supplies, confirming receipt of materials and resolving A/P hold issues.
  • Expedited all material, vendor drawings and data, in-house drawings, specs, quotations and purchase orders.
  • Managed tracking of app blanket purchase orders, parts, goods and equipment.
  • Issue Purchase Orders to preferred vendors via email, fax or phone.
  • Expedite Purchase Orders per request from management and needs of production.
  • Negotiated pricing, terms, and shipping charges for purchase orders.
  • Requested quotation and created purchase orders using SAP and Oracle.
  • Prepare and process purchase orders for materials and services.
  • Scheduled and created purchase orders from daily use forecast.
  • Expedited all purchase orders for accurate delivery date.
  • Change purchase orders to reflect current status.
  • Managed internal tracking of all purchase orders placed via phone and e-mail Communicated with over 50 suppliers on daily basis.

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2. Office Supplies

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Here's how Office Supplies is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Serviced ten manufacturing locations with raw materials, tools, parts for repair, and plant and office supplies.
  • Maintained departmental budget for personnel, salaries, travel, training, and office supplies.
  • General order of stock and office supplies purchased for the company as a whole.
  • Purchased and expedited parts for major airlines Bought all office supplies.

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3. New Vendors

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Here's how New Vendors is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Source new vendors / suppliers when goods or services are required.
  • Participated in negotiations for parts with new vendors.
  • Find new vendors with great pricing and quality.

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4. Engineering Department

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Here's how Engineering Department is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Supported engineering department within international locations with MRO purchases, sample requests, and expedited regular production components.
  • Assist Production and Engineering Departments with new product launches in planning new material lists.
  • Worked with Engineering department to establish proper ordering procedures as well as specification submittals and approvals.

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5. MRP

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Here's how MRP is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Determined scheduling of current and future material requirements using MRP.
  • Participated in implementation of MRP system.
  • Partnered with Planning and Quality to achieve MRP goals, and to expedite returns to the supplier of nonconforming product.
  • Research and purchased all materials required (MRP and MRO) required to operate the facility.
  • Plan and schedule internal orders and external jobs to be in-line with customers demand in MRP.
  • Coordinated the maintenance and management of inventory and Purchase orders within an MRP system.
  • Issue purchase orders through MRP system for open requirements of items to support production.
  • Managed daily MRP reports of assigned commodities and war-board demands to meet production needs.
  • Determine min/max level of parts to be purchased from weekly MRP run.
  • Evaluated requisitions and issued purchase orders within assigned ceiling utilizing SAP MRP.
  • Created purchase orders with the use of MRP and Oracle.
  • Place and cancel purchase orders according to requirements and MRP.
  • Planned by utilizing MRP for Manufacturing and Engineering shortages.
  • Adjust MRP for additional material needed by the client.
  • Make purchases based on analyzing and forecasting MRP.
  • Expedited deliveries import/domestic to meet MRP's demands.
  • Used ACCESS data base for MRP system, and monitoring material Re-order points.
  • Work with Accounting to resolve invoice discrepancies Man-Man MRP software and GMP-Ware
  • Placed MRP purchase orders in a timely manner.
  • Purchased and expedited purchase orders based on MRP system Entered data for purchase order Placed orders from requisitions

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6. Raw Materials

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Here's how Raw Materials is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Monitored inventory levels of raw materials.
  • Processed critical reports and created an analysis for raw materials needing to be expedited.
  • Reduced cost of raw materials consumed during the manufacturing process by 15% annually.
  • Coordinated activities for procuring raw materials, equipment, tools, and supplies.
  • Expedited all raw materials for processing such as painting and plating.
  • Expedited and scheduled all Raw materials needed for production.
  • Complete orders of raw materials and parts from vendors.
  • Assisted with purchasing all raw materials for candy.
  • Decreased costs, improved quality, and ensured supply of raw materials, packaging components and subassemblies.
  • Ordered plate, I-beam, pipe and raw materials such as nipples, elbows and etc.

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7. Inventory Control

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Here's how Inventory Control is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Sourced for and Managed Electronic Sub-Contract Assembly Suppliers to ensure quality, delivery and inventory control.
  • Monitor inventory levels for changes and revisions and support inventory control.
  • Ordered and received merchandise; managed inventory control.
  • Assist the receiving department by entering all receiving records into inventory control system (Profit Key).
  • Inventory controller for large, long lead time castings ranging from $1,500-$200,000 per part.
  • Inventory control, cycle count, annual inventory reconciliation, data entry of counted inventory.
  • Worked with the warehouse team to train on all inventory control processes and procedures.
  • Maintained inventory control of over 1,000 stock medical and surgical supply items.
  • Perform analysis of inventory control reports to determine parts stocking needs that meet customer demand and organizational targets for inventory turnover.
  • Implemented and managed companywide inventory control process.

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8. Cost Savings

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Here's how Cost Savings is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Implement cost savings initiatives by reducing transportation cost.
  • Managed initiative to find solutions to harsh weather hardware applications, leading to cost savings and improved quality.
  • Provided continual analysis of implemented strategies and supplier terms for long-term growth and cost savings.
  • Initiated and negotiated blanket contracts which resulted in substantial cost savings in various commodities.
  • Maintained average monthly cost savings of 100k on 7M annual spot buy spend.
  • Provide critical reports and data to the plant for cost savings and usage.
  • Outsourced E&O inventory items to produce cost savings within organization.
  • Assisted in reducing inventory for cost savings of approximately $500,000.
  • Identified cost savings opportunities to achieve yearly cost reduction targets.
  • Work toward consistent cost savings at all times.
  • Perform negotiation technique to ensure program cost savings, and okther cost reduction initiative.
  • Achieved [ ] cost savings from negotiating and alternate sourcing.

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9. Supplier Relationships

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Here's how Supplier Relationships is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Managed multiple supplier relationships while negotiating price, terms, blanket purchase orders, and consignment opportunities.
  • Implemented and supported best practices including strong supplier relationships, investment recovery, requisitioning, supplier assisted inventory management and ecommerce.
  • Cultivated supplier relationships resulting in improved parts pricing and shorter lead times Sourced power generation parts worldwide
  • Cultivated supplier relationships resulting in improved parts pricing and shorter lead times Resolved accounts payable/shipping discrepancies

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10. MRO

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Here's how MRO is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Helped train shop technicians to use SAP and the MRO (Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul) database.
  • Warehouse, MRO and tool crib buyer and inventory specialist for TR-2.
  • Assist Purchasing Agents by sourcing, processing & expediting MRO orders.
  • Purchased MRO products, electronic components and negotiated pricing.
  • Purchased MRO (Material Requisition Order) components.
  • Purchased all MRO items 2.
  • Buy materials for MRO items such as solder, tape, and RTV.
  • Reduced MRO buying cost 25% 4.

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11. Logistics

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Here's how Logistics is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Leveraged logistics management assets to ensure on-time deliveries worldwide and to resolve client satisfaction issues.
  • Practiced supply chain management/logistics, methodology included EOQ; Min-Max and trending.
  • Devised and executed logistics strategies to improve service quality, productivity, transit times, and cost performance across project operations.
  • Communicate with internal shipping and logistics team to coordinate shipment and pick-up for both domestics and international freight.
  • Coordinate and manage international logistics with 3PL shipments for new construction (air and ocean freight).
  • Maintained constant communication with QA/QC and traffic & logistics to coordinate inspection and shipment of material.
  • Negotiated pricing and price breaks based on quantities, logistics, and availability.
  • Coordinate with Logistics department to schedule shipments through Freight Forwarders.
  • Project Logistics planning / Roll out.
  • Coordinated shipments with logistics staff.
  • Communicate with logistics and administration team so that inspections and document submittals are approved in a timely order.
  • Project Expeditor / Field Buyer Selected to oversee all procurement and logistics activities for a multi-million dollar F-16 Runway Construction Project.

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12. RFQ

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Here's how RFQ is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Support Master Scheduler with obtaining RFQ / RFP packages for offload of machined components in order to meet capacity requirements.
  • Issued RFQ s & RFI s to vendors for bidding and specification clarification prior to award.
  • Issued RFQ packages, bid evaluations, and issued Purchase Orders.
  • Participate in RFQ process, vendor negotiations and project costing.
  • Send RFQ to Vendors, negotiate pricing and deliveries.
  • Request RFQ's for forward product design components.
  • Initiate RFQs for competitive bidding on government contracts; interface with various vendors/suppliers via telephone or in plant survey.
  • Source and issue RFQ's Commercial conditioning of bid tabs Initiate pre-commitment meetings Issue Purchase Order Expedite vendor to ensure prompt delivery

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13. Delivery Schedules

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Here's how Delivery Schedules is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Expedited equipment and documentation from manufacturers by meeting with vendor production personnel and negotiating improved delivery schedules.
  • Track part delivery schedules with vendors, perform vendor audits with managers.
  • Coordinate pick-up and delivery schedules with the drivers from both facilities.
  • Expedited sub contractors and ensured delivery schedules were met.
  • Negotiated pricing, delivery schedules, and payment terms.
  • Motivate vendors to meet and improve delivery schedules.

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15. On-Time Delivery

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Here's how On-Time Delivery is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Ensured on-time delivery of purchased items from domestic and international suppliers by regular contact while maintaining positive vendor relations.
  • Ensured on-time delivery of orders from vendors by utilizing superior communication and negotiation skills.
  • Follow new/existing Purchase Orders to completion ensuring on-time delivery of compliant material.
  • Managed vendor delivery commitments to support on-time delivery commitments.
  • Coordinated with suppliers to ensure on-time delivery.
  • Ensured on-time delivery of materials to over 50 drilling rigs worldwide, minimizing downtime and saving several million dollars in costs.
  • Maintain vendors' weekly open purchase order reports and work with buyers to ensure and coordinate on-time delivery.
  • Work with suppliers to ensure that their on-time delivery stays at or above 95%.
  • Negotiated with suppliers to minimize cost and ensure on-time delivery and product quality standards.
  • Worked in conjunction with Sales and Production to achieve on-time delivery of all items.
  • Processed hundreds of requests weekly, with accuracy, competency, and on-time delivery
  • Achieved high percentage of supplier on-time delivery.
  • Process mechanical drawings into purchase orders, ensuring best quality, cost and on-time delivery.

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16. ISO

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Here's how ISO is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Improved communication efficiency as primary liaison between departments, clients and vendors.
  • Acted as liaison between suppliers and carriers effectively resolving discrepancies.
  • Assisted and implemented operating procedures for ISO 9001 certification.
  • Provided supervisory support to purchasing manager.
  • Monitored and managed vendor performance and quality including standards for ISO 9001, ROSE, REACH, etc.
  • Maintained spreadsheet with open shop work orders and provided weekly updates to Shop Supervisors and Purchasing Manager.
  • Serve as a liaison with vendors and internal stakeholders to determine close out requirements and invoicing issues.
  • Reviewed and resolved exceptions and open orders by performing as liaison between vendor and end-user.
  • Serve as a liaison between Engineering, the Quality Department and our Process Houses.
  • Developed procedures for MRO research, price comparisons, and order placement 3.
  • Served in production planning department as supervisor and MRP II scheduler.
  • Complied with all company quality assurance through IS9000 and ISO14000 requirements.
  • Conferred with sales and production supervisors to reduce part shortages.
  • Assisted QSP development and the implementation of ISO-9001 certification.
  • Establish the criteria to maintain ISO certification and FDA standards
  • Expedite purchase orders for Planners and shop supervisors.
  • Promoted to Logistics Supervisor within six months.
  • Provided detailed analysis on cost comparison for sourced itemed providing a cost reduced across the organization.
  • Purchased all manufacturing and office supplies as requested Developed and maintained vendor rating system in compliance with ISO 9002 standards
  • Trained for and participated in 2016 ISO 9001 audit.

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17. Open Orders

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Here's how Open Orders is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Reviewed and updated database of open orders to facilitate easy access to current and accurate information.
  • Assist Operations Manager with daily reports of inventory and open orders generated from Oracle 11.1i database.
  • Create open order report and expedite all open orders as well as update in SAP.
  • Expedite delivery of inventory items on open orders to meet customer demand.
  • Posted revenue on open orders upon receipt of shipment.
  • Expedited and tracked all open orders for the company.

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18. ERP

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Here's how ERP is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Analyze inventory data and interpret inventory results.
  • Interpret and communicated purchasing procedures to departments; assists departments in initiating requisitions and orders, and solve problems with orders.
  • Supported the Purchasing Department in all aspects while the company was in transition and implementation of SAP, ERP system.
  • Experience in purchasing, Inventory control, Project management, and shipping and receiving all using the ERP system.
  • Utilize JD Edwards ERP/ MRP system to place / maintain purchase orders in accordance with current MPS.
  • Prepare status reports for Purchasing Director, update ERP system.
  • Placed purchase order based on ERP system recommendation.
  • Guided segment of the business that was consistently underperforming to be leading area of business.
  • Use ERP system and processes with Supply Chain Accounting and AP/AR responsibilities.
  • Worked with vendors in Spain Knowledge of ORACLE ERP and AS400
  • Provide monthly reports to Material Manager using spreadsheets and powerpoint.
  • Well versed in the ERP system "Global Shop Solutions".

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19. Project Management

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Here's how Project Management is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Maintained close working relationships with project management, scheduling, clients and vendors.
  • Worked with project management in order to limit potential delays.
  • Advised project management on purchase order status.

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20. Inventory Management

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Here's how Inventory Management is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Created databases and spreadsheets to improve inventory management and reporting accuracy.
  • Conducted trials for intra-company transfers and inventory management and created process for future global manufacturing expansions to other geographic locations.
  • Inventory management - Reduce or maintain low inventory Review MRP/MPS daily - Complete Purchase Orders, expedite and de-expedite orders.

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21. RMA

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Here's how RMA is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Identify performance gaps and delays including engineering drawing delays, fabrication problems, delivery delays, sub-supplier delays.
  • Compiled and maintained material inventory status information to move material between production areas.
  • Evaluate and monitor contract performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations.
  • Expedited all purchase orders from confirmation to delivery.
  • Monitor improvements in supplier's On-Time-Delivery performance.
  • Participate in supplier performance evaluations.
  • Maintained and reviewed computerized or manual records of items purchased, costs, delivery, product performance, and inventories.
  • Resolved a large backlog of documents for non-conforming products, that were unprocessed due to missing or incorrect information.
  • Confer with vendors to obtain product or service information, such as price, availability, and delivery schedule.
  • Updated delivery information into JDE operating system for visibility and reporting to the supply chain group.
  • Interviewed and confers with vendors to obtain product or service information of delivery schedule.
  • Update pricing and lead times in the system and request updated information from suppliers.
  • Have daily meeting with staff on supplier performance, issues, concerns, changes.
  • Support internal customers by providing information on purchasing processes, products, and suppliers.
  • Reviewed of all documents and information received from the supplier to in JD Edwards.
  • Obtained information from the supplier's shop floor from inspectors performing shop expediting.
  • Administered shop time-keeping and entry into corporate management information system (PRISM).
  • Provided a starting point for Performance Metrics to evaluate business Trends.
  • Conducted internal audits for quality performance and nonconformance.
  • Worked closely with management, construction and client personnel to expedite permanent plant equipment.

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22. Production Schedules

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Here's how Production Schedules is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Coordinated production schedules between divisions * Arranged export of materials to Europe * Purchased hardware, electrical and computer components
  • Provided forecasts to suppliers to ensure timely delivery of materials to meet company production schedules.
  • Develop production schedules aligned with sales forecasts and delivery targets.
  • Maintained inventory items valued at or over $7M in the data base system ensuring material on hand for production schedules.

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23. Expediter

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Here's how Expediter is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Assigned as buyer expediter of raw materials (plastics), assistant production scheduler and accounts payable clerk.
  • Served as a highly responsive commodity expediter and buyer in a high-volume purchasing center.
  • Promoted from Supply Chain Expediter to Supply Chain Buyer within three months.
  • Promoted from Expediter to Buyer.
  • PROFILE Buyer/Expediter offering 6 years experience in the purchasing of oil & gas products for Jacobs Engineering.
  • Promoted from expediter to buyer in two months in a (NPI) division of E-Beam.
  • Field expediter and jobsite material control specialist for the following domestic projects: Equilon Wastewater & Desalter Project.

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24. Part Numbers

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Here's how Part Numbers is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Investigate and resolve purchasing problems associated with components, drawing, part numbers, and deliveries.
  • Manage inventory at 3rd party warehouse, currently 766 pallets and 412 part numbers.
  • Research and verify part numbers prior to entering purchase orders.

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25. Data Entry

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Here's how Data Entry is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Coordinate internal effort to resolve documentation and data entry issues.
  • Created and maintained metrics worksheets in MS Excel, data entry, and assisted Buyers and Manager when and however required.
  • Assist in pricing of items and data entry to ensure proper turn times.

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26. Material Requirements

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Here's how Material Requirements is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Ensured inventory continuity is sustained at optimal levels and worked cross-functionally to ensure material requirements were being met.
  • Selected and negotiated purchases with approved vendors in response to material requirements.
  • Work with installation manager to identifying material requirements for field service projects.
  • Monitor material requirements to support manufacturing.

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27. JIT

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Here's how JIT is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Controlled costs through skillful sourcing, negotiating, and blanket orders with multiple releases (JIT).
  • Assisted customers with locating parts Just-In-Time (JIT) to avoid a line shutdown.
  • Negotiated pricing with vendors and established JIT deliveries at time of negotiations.
  • Expedited parts for customers Just-In-Time (JIT) to avoid line shutdown.
  • Help fine tune Min/Max system for Inventory Buying (JIT program).
  • Worked with Kan-Ban and Jit system to achieve a better turn around on parts.

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28. Spare Parts

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Here's how Spare Parts is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • promoted to Inside Sales (spare parts), and then promoted to Marketing Services/Capital Equipment.
  • Ensured necessary equipment, spare parts and contracts were in place to minimize equipment downtimes.

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29. Status Reports

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Here's how Status Reports is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Prepare detailed status reports for internal customers confirming delivery commitments and advising of any significant potential delinquent items.
  • Maintain expediting contact log and expediting status reports.
  • Create daily status reports and communicate the results with our customers, prime aerospace manufacturers, throughout the day.
  • Reduced late deliveries by 85% with implementation of JIT techniques and automating BPCS manufacturing software status reports.
  • Created, updated, and maintained material status reports using Agile, SAP and MS Office.
  • Maintain daily records of all facets of tracking of orders and status reports.
  • Generated, produced, and distributed control and status reports.
  • Update status reports weekly per client's request.

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30. Stock Levels

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Here's how Stock Levels is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Analyzed and adjusted system parameters to ensure data was correct and drove proper stock levels.
  • Manage plans for stock levels, reacting to change in demand and logistics.
  • Maintained stock levels for over 500 items.
  • Raised purchase orders in Mapics system, purchased consumables for the aftermarket operations and kept stock levels up to date.

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31. Production Control

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Here's how Production Control is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Generate purchase orders to fulfill material and production control requirements.
  • Interfaced with vendors, Operations, Production Control, Receiving, Quality Control and Accounting in the daily task of expediting.
  • Experience on the use of Material Requirements Planning Program (AS400, KBM) Production Control Software.
  • Expedite orders, working with the plant and production control, to meet production schedule.
  • Provide information requested by sales or production control.

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32. Delivery Dates

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Here's how Delivery Dates is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Work with sales, manufacturing and engineering on alternative solutions when supplier material delivery dates cannot satisfy customer demands.
  • Expedited parts meeting production delivery dates, importing into Mexico for engineering group.
  • Compare prices, and delivery dates in order to determine the best bid among potential suppliers.
  • Move machined parts through machine shop ensuring customer delivery dates will be met.
  • Keep updated reports regarding schedule and delivery dates for each purchase order.
  • Work with sales to provide accurate delivery dates to our customers.
  • Updated company database to reflect current delivery dates and other issues.
  • Communicated with vendors daily to confirm delivery dates of orders.
  • Contacted vendors for delivery dates of products needed.
  • Reviewed inventory report to adjust delivery dates according to demands.Communicated with Senior Buyers when supply was low and expedited deliveries.
  • Contacted suppliers to obtain their acknowledgement, manufacturing schedules, and expected delivery dates.
  • Update data in the database with pricing and delivery dates Sourcing out parts to vendors for material set up.
  • Reviewed weekly outstanding sales & purchase order reports, updating Pronto system with new delivery dates.
  • Analyzed MRP to adjust quantity and delivery dates to fulfill all corporate raw material requirements.
  • Placed purchase orders with suppliers Expedited current orders to meet the milestones and targeted delivery dates

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33. Delivery Status

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Here's how Delivery Status is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Maintained communications with numerous vendors and suppliers on delivery status.
  • Monitored delivery status of open orders.
  • Worked closely with the Production Control Department and vendors to maintain on time delivery status of mechanical and electronic material.
  • Update systems/reports with delivery status - reviewed inspection reports and updates Project Managers & Engineers.
  • Reported on equipment delivery status via reports for internal and client use.

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34. POS

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Here's how POS is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Developed positive vendor relations to expedite purchases; successfully negotiated bids for contracts with European client.
  • Post award responsibilities included expediting orders, claim resolution, change management and risk assessment.
  • Coordinated with Quality Management to determine disposition of non-conforming materials.
  • Challenged all existing contracts for outside services to receive the best possible service at the best possible cost.
  • Pioneered excess electronics sale, selling nearly $600K in electronics at full value, post 9/11.
  • Solicit and analyze proposals, purchase diversified supplies, equipment and services for new cooling tower projects.
  • Coordinate all aspects of surplus sales and the responsible disposal of assets according to the college policy.
  • Contract position; worked on a short term (seasonal) Alaskan Pipeline refurbishment project.
  • Review production plan and MRP to determine possible shortages with spreadsheets and MRP reports.
  • Run month end reports for Work in process to identify possible issues
  • Compose weekly and quarterly reports of inventory.
  • Worked with Suppliers on Proposal Pricing.
  • Started with company working in the accounting dept., worked many clerical positions and trained many in the accounting dept.
  • Ensured that the non-conforming material/parts were dispositioned by the Material Review Board and that the disposition was carried out.
  • Worked closely with HCMC staff, gaining broad exposure to many aspects of Supply Chain Management.
  • Reviewed all orders to ensure the lowest possible cost on quality hardware.
  • Complete composition of C/R artwork using an Agfa Compugraphic MCS 10 & 8400 phototypesetter & processor & paste-up.
  • Create Subcontract POs to clear up MRB, RTV, Customer Sellbacks and Engineering Reworks.
  • Contract position at Kaman Integrated Structures & Metallics Jacksonville, FL.
  • Expedited open order reports to ensure best possible delivery date.

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35. Special Projects

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Here's how Special Projects is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Provided temporary support staffing in Security and Special Projects.
  • Monitor bio-medical research products, calculate monthly billing, quarterly inventory, purchasing, generate reports, and handle special projects.
  • Provided purchasing support for various engineering groups as pertained to special build activities, fabrications and special projects.
  • Handle special projects as assigned.
  • Supported department on maintaining up to date information on back ordered items Completed special projects as required by Purchasing Manager
  • Worked with overseas Feeder Factories and Metal/Steel Vendors Worked on Special Projects as assigned Ran reports by using Microsoft Office Applications

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36. Due Dates

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Here's how Due Dates is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Performed all follow-up on material to meet assembly due dates.
  • Set up supplier meetings and future contract bids Ensure materials and paperwork are delivered and compliance on promised due dates.
  • Placed Purchase orders, monitored due dates using Open-Order report.

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38. Cycle Counts

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Here's how Cycle Counts is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Reconciled variance from daily cycle counts.
  • Prepared usage reports and managed a kan-ban system as well as cycle counts to order material(s) for production.

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39. Service Contracts

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Here's how Service Contracts is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Performed various assignments to procure supplies, raw materials, equipment and service contracts.
  • Provide support to Capital Projects & Engineering Process service contracts, make sure all suppliers complied with requirements.
  • Issue purchase orders, outside processing, managed service contracts, resolved issues with other depts.

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40. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Interact with multiple departments within the company: Sales, Production, Engineering, Accounting and Customer Service.
  • Support the customer service department in meeting the specific deadlines for our entire customer base.
  • Maintain close communication with supplier account and customer service personnel, Daily monitor of budget.
  • Created and maintained call center to promote excellence in customer service and employee awareness.
  • Worked with customer service team and suppliers to meet customers' needs and priorities.
  • Interfaced with all areas of Product Support to ensure excellent customer service was provided.
  • Provided customer service and support to the Branch Managers and Sales force.
  • Assist customer service / marketing in the preparation of contract bids.
  • Handle customer service issues and item maintenance in computer system.
  • Trained & managed logistics of several Route Vendors Developed excellent customer service skills
  • Help maintain supplier file documentation Customer Service support.
  • Order Entry with strong Customer Service Skills Have working knowledge on QuickBooks, Small Business & Manufacturing Software

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41. Order Placement

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Here's how Order Placement is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Prepare Consolidation Reports; confirm purchase order placement and delivery specifications.

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42. BOM

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Here's how BOM is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Monitor excess and obsolete inventory and ensure BOM accuracy.
  • Used Magic ERP system to research information for previous purchased parts and to understand the jobs BOM.
  • Networked among top-performing engineers concerning on time phasing of materials being adjusted from BOM.
  • Developed macro for BOM process and proliferated it throughout the Intel global purchasing network.
  • Analyze Project BOM and export buyer responsibilities to spreadsheet.
  • Assisted with costing and BOM.

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43. Process Improvement

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Here's how Process Improvement is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Served as Member of Lean Manufacturing team where process improvements were implemented in different areas/shops to improve productivity and efficiency.

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44. Vendor Performance

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Here's how Vendor Performance is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Provided feedback to department management regarding vendor performance, product quality.

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45. R

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Here's how R is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Utilized excellent communication methods to suppliers to proactively assist them in meeting established goals.
  • Performed defer/cancel activities as necessary to control cash flow and inventory reduction.
  • Managed inventory of each location to determine when replenishment shipments were needed.
  • Created necessary documents for secondary parts processing.
  • Reconcile invoices against purchase orders as requested by vendors or accounts payable department by verifying takeoff quantities and vendor pricing.
  • Assure timely quality inspections performed at supplier facilities as determined the project inspection plan and provided inspection test plans.
  • Followed up on orders and monitor shipments to ensure that materials are shipped and delivered on promised dates.
  • Developed project testing spreadsheet to track materials, parts, & equipment that require DCMA/GSI witness.
  • Resolved QC and receiving issues to bring materials to the production floor on time.
  • Maintained records and follow-up files of purchases, import shipments and related matters.
  • Assisted buyers, planners and schedulers to ensure continuous supply of production materials.
  • Managed blanket PO's and contracts for the Building Services Project Maintenance teams.
  • Issued encrypted technical drawings to vendors and suppliers that are ITAR controlled.
  • Updated master schedule database and Excel files to reflect expedited activities.
  • Worked with accounts payable regarding supplier and vendor invoices.
  • Maintain SOTD schedules to perform 85% or better.
  • Process purchase order requests for material.
  • Tracked purchased materials and contacted suppliers to determine if potential shortages existed Expedited late materials from suppliers to meet production needs
  • Support manufacturing shops to expedite "On Time" part deliveries to major aerospace production companies.
  • Expedited, "line down", parts when necessary.

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46. Unacceptable Goods

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Here's how Unacceptable Goods is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Discussed defective or unacceptable goods with quality control personnel and vendors, determined source of trouble, and took corrective action.
  • Conferred with QA and vendors to discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services and determined corrective action.

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47. Shop Floor

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Here's how Shop Floor is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Expedited all parts/materials to maintain continuous flow of both assembly line and machine shop floor.
  • Worked closely with vendors, engineers, shop floor personnel on new designs and prototypes.
  • Process several purchase orders for the shop floor and front office.
  • Release work orders to the shop floor.

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48. Product Availability

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Here's how Product Availability is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Locate vendors of materials, equipment or supplies, and interviewed them to determine product availability and terms of sales.
  • Review and verify purchase orders to confirm cost and product availability.
  • Researched new product availability Designed and generated reports Expedited backordered items Purchased parts to meet repair department needs

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49. Material Status

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Here's how Material Status is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Reported weekly material status to Production Planner for manufacturing demands for 27 different military programs.
  • Maintained accurate purchase material status for groups assigned commodities.
  • Issued system based weekly reports to project and client on material status and status of required documentation.

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50. Critical Parts

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Here's how Critical Parts is used in Buyer/Expeditor jobs:
  • Tracked shipping of critical parts and hardware using Excel and shared with appropriate departments.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Buyer/Expeditor

Purchase Orders

22.5%

Office Supplies

20.0%

New Vendors

14.1%

Engineering Department

12.0%

MRP

4.5%

Raw Materials

3.3%

Inventory Control

3.2%

Cost Savings

2.5%

Supplier Relationships

2.4%

MRO

2.3%

Logistics

1.9%

RFQ

1.8%

Delivery Schedules

1.8%

Electrical Systems

1.4%

On-Time Delivery

1.2%

ISO

1.1%

Open Orders

1.0%

ERP

1.0%

Project Management

0.9%

Inventory Management

0.9%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Buyer/Expeditor

Rank Skill
1 Purchase Orders 18.9%
2 Office Supplies 16.8%
3 New Vendors 11.9%
4 Engineering Department 10.1%
5 MRP 3.8%
6 Raw Materials 2.8%
7 Inventory Control 2.7%
8 Cost Savings 2.1%
9 Supplier Relationships 2.0%
10 MRO 2.0%
11 Logistics 1.6%
12 RFQ 1.6%
13 Delivery Schedules 1.5%
14 Electrical Systems 1.2%
15 On-Time Delivery 1.0%
16 ISO 0.9%
17 Open Orders 0.9%
18 ERP 0.8%
19 Project Management 0.8%
20 Inventory Management 0.8%
21 RMA 0.7%
22 Production Schedules 0.7%
23 Expediter 0.7%
24 Part Numbers 0.7%
25 Data Entry 0.7%
26 Material Requirements 0.7%
27 JIT 0.6%
28 Spare Parts 0.6%
29 Status Reports 0.6%
30 Stock Levels 0.6%
31 Production Control 0.6%
32 Delivery Dates 0.5%
33 Delivery Status 0.5%
34 POS 0.5%
35 Special Projects 0.5%
36 Due Dates 0.5%
37 New Product Development 0.5%
38 Cycle Counts 0.5%
39 Service Contracts 0.5%
40 Customer Service 0.5%
41 Order Placement 0.5%
42 BOM 0.4%
43 Process Improvement 0.4%
44 Vendor Performance 0.4%
45 R 0.4%
46 Unacceptable Goods 0.4%
47 Shop Floor 0.4%
48 Product Availability 0.4%
49 Material Status 0.4%
50 Critical Parts 0.4%
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