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# of Openings: 1

Exemption: Non - Exempt

Career Level: Experienced

UCT is seeking an experienced and talented Buyer to join our team in Chandler, AZ! Under supervision and guidance, the individual in this role performs a variety of mid-level tasks relating to the purchasing function. This is a position requiring work on problems of moderate scope where the analysis of situations or data requires a review of identifiable factors. The Buyer exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Able to efficiently purchase 1 to 2 commodities.
  • Purchase and expedite materials, components, equipment, and services from a variety of sources for the operation of the organization.
  • Check requisitions and MRP order demands, obtain quotes, examine bids, and make awards to procure needed items and services.
  • Maintain current supply sources and supplier relationships
  • Coordinate purchasing activities with the engineering, manufacturing and planning functions to maintain inventory at planned levels.
  • Monitor cost, schedule, and scope of assigned commodities to ensure best quality at best value.
  • Identify and negotiate with suppliers to provide best lead time, pricing & quality.
  • Responsible for year over year cost reductions for materials.
  • Participate in evaluating supplier reliability when required.

Other Duties

  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of quick-turn, engineer-to-order environment a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to read engineering drawings desired.
  • Strong negotiation skills and the ability to build positive working relationships with suppliers and internal customers.
  • Strong PC skills to include Microsoft Office software suites (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access).
  • Working knowledge of SAP or other ERP software desired.

Educational/Certification Requirement:

  • Bachelors’ degree in Supply Chain Management or related discipline preferred. Directly related experience may be considered.
  • APICS/NAPM certification a plus.

Experience Requirement:

  • years procurement experience in manufacturing environment preferred.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:


Work Environment:

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
  • Work is performed primarily in an office environment.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, walk, push, pull and grasp.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Ability to move arms, hands and fingers.
  • Required to have visual acuity to perform assigned tasks.
  • Ability to sit for sustained periods of time.
  • Ability to talk on the phone and use a computer for extended periods of time may be required.

Environmental Exposure:

  • Required to wear personal protective equipment where applicable.
  • Subject to noise levels.
  • May involve exposure to moderate noise levels from printers, faxes, computer etc.

Overnight Travel:

  • Work may require out of town travel depending upon assignment (training and meeting).

UCT offers an excellent benefits package to all full-time employees which includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k) and paid time off.

UCT is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to promoting a culturally diverse workforce.


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