Buyer in San Marcos, TX at Hamilton-Ryker Company

Date Posted: 8/1/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Current job opening for a Buyer in San Marcos, TX. The Buyer provides support for the Purchasing Departments and its various clerical requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Purchase commodities and services to meet specialized or complex needs
  • Analyze purchase requisitions and review for accuracy and completion
  • Collaborate with department managers to clarify purchase requisitions, identify departmental needs, and refine specifications for future purchase orders
  • Follow proper channels to obtain purchase authorization according to company policy
  • Issue bid requests to several potential vendors and suppliers
  • Review quotes and secure the most competitive bids
  • Identify and select vendors and suppliers using criteria such as quantity and quality of commodities, price, and delivery date
  • Determine the correct method to process purchase requisitions depending on total cost, timeliness, competitive bidding, and existing contracts
  • Collate purchase orders and purchase requisitions in order to order materials, goods and supplies.
  • Track the status of any orders.
  • Review deliveries against the orders.
  • Deal with shortages, overages and damaged goods.
  • Ensure that any invoices are sent to accounts for payment.
  • Interact with the suppliers on a day to day basis 
  • Explain and clarify purchasing procedures to internal departments as well as vendors
  • Maintain all reports.


  • Willingness to take initiative
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and solve problems with orders in an efficient and timely manner
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Previous buying experience strongly preferred, or ability to demonstrate comparable knowledge and skills
  • A manufacturing background working in an MRP software environment is a plus.
  • Software: Excel, Word, Access, MS Office, MS Outlook, Sage100 (MRP system)

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday
Hours: 8am-5pm

Pay rate: $16-19/hour