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Grandview, Missouri



Spencer Reed Group is hiring a Buyer on behalf of one of our clients in the Kansas City area. This Buyer will be responsible for the buying activities from initiation of requirements through delivery and employment of products. This is a purchasing role that requires strategic planning and development of acquisition strategies.


Buyer works in a product design and manufacturing environment.

Responsible for a range of strategic and routine procurement activities

Responsible for procurement schedule

Develop procurement plan to

Purchase materials, parts, supplies, and equipment

Work with vendors to obtain product or service information

Development economic purchase strategy.

Source production materials and components, with consideration given to price, quality and availability.

Develop Supplier Agreements

Review bid proposals and negotiate contracts

Help monitor parts obsolescence.

Approve invoice exceptions for payment. Expedite delivery of goods from vendors on an as needed basis.

Run past due reports and exceptions reports

Seek out and identify opportunities for value creation and risk reduction

Influence design decisions by participating in design concept reviews to assure cost is being considered as one of the key elements in concept evaluation


Minimum Requirements:

  • Relevant BS degree
  • Three-years’ experience performing buyer duties in manufacturing or related environment
  • Experience with ERP systems – experience with SYSPRO preferred
  • Able to work in manufacturing environment.
  • Some travel required

If you or someone you know is interested in this position please contact Kelsie at or call 913.327.2813!

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Job Contact:

Kelsie Sitzman
(913) 663-4400

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