Job Description


This position is responsible for purchasing supplies and services in accordance with Purchasing Department policies and procedures.  This position, as required, may be tasked with managing supply contracts.  As needed, this position will confer with Purchasing management regarding specifications, quantity and quality of material and preferred vendors.    


May include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Demonstrates strong safety culture through personal behavior and commitment to environmental, health & safety.
  • Participates in the PACE culture of safety.
  • Review requisitions and inventory replacement reports, and confer with purchasing management regarding specifications, quantity and quality of material, and preferred vendors.
  • Solicit and analyze quotations for low dollar supplies purchases (office supplies, lab supplies, motor pool, spare parts).
  • Expedite and follow up to insure timely delivery of material.
  • Purchase subscriptions and publications.
  • Purchase all printed forms and maintain form library.
  • Interview vendors and their representatives to select proper vendors for procurement of supplies.
  • Examine and approve all invoices covering purchase orders placed by buyer.
  • Assist department personnel to obtain proper specifications for material and supplies to be purchased.
  • Enter all required data into SAP.
  • Maintain Purchasing contact for complex on a 24-hour basis with purchasing after-hours duty.
  • Other duties as requested.


  • Bachelor’s Degree Required.
  • Minimum of 7 years of prior experience in the purchasing field; industrial facility experience is preferred.
  • Excellent communications skills, verbal and written.
  • Computer literate with good working knowledge of standard software applications (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and SAP experience preferred.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand and walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to climb, stoop, kneel, or crouch.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and infrequently lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.   The employee must frequently make minor decisions requiring limited judgement, general decisions in the absence of specific directions, and perform activities requiring sustained concentration.


The noise level in the work environment is sometimes moderate when working in an office, however, some of the work may be required in the operating units which mandates usage of required PPE including safety glasses, hearing protection, etc.  May also result in exposure to outside elements and may require usage of stairs.  Travel may be required occasionally.

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