Buyer III

Date:  Mar 25, 2023

Virginia Beach, VA, US, 23452

Busch Vacuum LLC has direct hire opportunities at our Virginia Beach, VA location

The Buyer III is responsible for Request for Quotes (RFQ), processing Purchase Orders (POs) for standard and non-stock items and expediting back-orders on a selected commodity range, as assigned by the Supply Chain Manager, which also includes processing requisitions, researching products, clarifying specifications, keying purchase orders into the computer systems, following up order confirmations delivery status and back-orders.

If you are a highly motivated, detail-oriented individual with a Manufacturing Aptitude , looking to join an amazing team, apply now!

Qualified individuals should apply NOW for an opportunity to find out why Busch Vacuum is an amazing place to work!


•Evaluate the planning requirements and processes Purchase Orders for assigned commodities
• Research products clarify specifications, processes request for quotations and communicates best options.
• Select suppliers based on comparative pricing, historical purchase, internal direction, sole source, time factor, experience, and vendor ability to meet the pricing, delivery and quality objectives.
• Process all aspects of Purchase Orders from initial request or requirement to approval of supplier invoices, process to include but no limited to; sourcing materials, selecting suppliers, verifying and negotiating pricing and delivery, following up delivery dates, backorders, receiving, quality, and or invoicing problems
• Verify pricing in comparison to standards costs and maintains pricing by Supplier by item and Prices Books in computer system to include alternative suppliers when applicable
• Qualify and maintain contracts with suppliers, provide feedback regarding performance and cost initiatives
• Collaborates with Production department on any changes in the production planning that affects material deliveries.
• Verifies current drawing revisions are sent to suppliers and forwards any drawing or specification questions from suppliers to engineering for resolution.
• Interface with quality control to maintain quality from approved suppliers
• Work with receiving and Quality Assurance regarding any quality problems, repairs or return of product to the supplier for correction.  Follow up with suppliers regarding credit, replacement or repair.
• Collaborates with Purchasing Manager, Strategic Sourcing Manager and Engineer regarding alternative suppliers for cost reductions and delivery improvements and to develop optimal sourcing solutions.
• Participates on Supply Chain process improvement teams and identified improvement opportunities for potential integration into Supplier contract strategies.
• Coordinate with suppliers regarding visits to the Busch facilities and visits to supplier facilities.
• Provide training throughout the company on purchasing processes and practices.
• Assist with special projects as assigned by the Purchasing Manager




Bachelor's Degree (four year college or technical school) Required, Field of Study: Business or Purchasing Logistics


7-15 years of experience in purchasing: Required
Experience in legal aspects of purchasing and basic regulations. Experience in contract review and management
Knowledge of a variety of commodities, legal aspects of purchasing and basic regulations
Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)

Computer Skills:                  

Proficient in Microsoft Office, prior experience with ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system: Preferred

Certifications & Licenses:

Valid driver's license must be maintained throughout employment at an acceptable level meeting Busch's insurance standards
 Certified Public Manager (CPM): Preferred


Job Requirements

  • Ability and willingness to pass a 10-panel drug screen, 7-year criminal history check
    • Most felonies are a disqualifier, misdemeanors are considered on a case-by-case basis
  • Must be willing and able to utilize all required PPE


Benefits & Opportunities

Busch Vacuum offers an attractive benefits package, which includes medical, dental, vision, EAP, tuition reimbursement, Legal Plan, 401K, PTO, and more! 

Opportunity for growth and advancement via on-the-job training, paid training/certifications, tuition reimbursement, and opportunities for advancement within the company.  Busch values promoting from within!

Work Environment

  • Moderately controlled manufacturing environment, moderate noise levels, fumes, and airborne particles, while working near moving mechanical parts.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily.


Why work for Busch Vacuum?


As diverse and boundless as the world of vacuum is, so are the jobs and tasks at Busch. From machinist to manager, from mechanical engineering to marketing, from Maulburg to Montreal and Manassas to Milpitas. We welcome all talents, regardless of education, age, gender, or nationality; worldwide.


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