Senior Buyer

Colson Group

Jonesboro, AR


The Senior Buyer manages assigned items by generating, adjusting and expediting purchase orders based on MRP to insure timely delivery to meet customer expectations.

Proactively analyzes and interprets information for planning systems and determines if process is in control.

Makes day-to-day decisions that demonstrate a basic understanding of the financial business drivers.Works closely with Purchasing Manager to develop and implement

department procedures and guidelines, processes and process improvements.


1. Ability to quickly and accurately generate action requirements based on Planning System outputs.

2.Lead or function as a team member on cross-functional teams to develop and execute new product.

3.Tracks and monitors purchase orders, keeping team informed of any problems/delays and advertises any impact/constraints to the core team.

4.Update daily Sales Orders Dates.

5.Process DMR (rejects) by dispositioning material and coordinate with Accounting the issuance of debit memos to suppliers.

6.Execute Engineering change notices.

7. Utilizing Epicor Buyer's Workbench follow up and confirm PO's on a daily basis.

8.Achieves key purchasing metrics (Past Due PO; Unconfirmed PO; Excess Inventory; Non Stock Inventory; Stock Outs)


*Bachelor's Degree in Business Management, or Supply Chain Management preferred, five to seven years related experience.

*Certification preferredeither APICS or ISM.

*Proficiency in MS Office - Excel, Power Point, Word

*Experience in ERP/MRP environment; Epicor software a plus.


*Must have the ability to handle complex problems, make sound decisions and work independently under the pressure of a heavy workload with significant time restrictions.

* Good understanding of the manufacturing process (from raw materials to finished goods), sound accounting principals, inventory control and document flow of import goods.

*Ability to work effectively in a team environment and build strong working relationships

*Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to inform at all levels of the organization.

You should be proficient in:

  • Commodity Purchasing Experience
  • Sourcing and Procurement Experience
  • Supplier Negotiation Experience

Machines & technologies you'll use:

  • ERP Software