Buyer II

Date: Jul 20, 2022

LOCATION: South Deerfield, MA, US

Company: Pelican Products, Inc.


Under general supervision, purchases materials and supplies to maintain monthly production requirements. Coordinates shipments with vendors, monitors inventory levels, makes recommendations for improvements and processes. Assists other buyers as required.  Maintains and oversees a buyer’s desk and is responsible for managing those suppliers at all levels required.




  • Purchase’s materials and supplies according to approved requisitions, ERP or management ($5mm-$10mm annual spend) multiple suppliers domestically and internationally.
  • Acts as an agent of the Company to commit funds for purchases.
  • Develops and manages effective relationships with suppliers.
  • Critical member of designing and implementation of supply solutions with vendor base and Procurement management.
  • Negotiates contracts and processes purchase orders as required.
  • Negotiates pricing with suppliers and makes recommendations for supplier selection.
  • Initiates and oversees new supplier qualification process as outlined in ISO procedures.
  • Identify and implement continuous improvements within the procurement process.  Works with buyers and senior buyers at other locations to create best practice and standard work.
  • Maintains data integrity for purchased parts in the material master for import or export information.
  • Responsible for master data integrity.
  • Measure’s supplier performance with the use of KPIs to ensure that contracted agreements are upheld.
  • Uses KPI’s to drive improvements and eliminate identified waste in process.
  • Shares best practices and procedures with other members of the team in a training environment.
  • Maintains and adjust safety stock levels to optimize inventory and customer fill rate.
  • Administers ERP for new vendors and products.
  • Delivers / targets more than 5% YOY spend productivity by managing cost reduction projects aimed at supplier consolidation, make/buy analytics, alternate supplier canvassing/development/qualification, champions LCC sourcing efforts.
  • Leads commodity management strategies and tactical plans.
  • Delivers spend productivity programs, including but not limited to, make/buy, alternate supplier strategy, supplier consolidation, low-cost country sourcing.
  • Actively supports New Product Development teams to provide sourced solutions and optimize the supply chain.
  • Identifies excess and obsolete inventory and recommends disposition. 
  • Conducts supplier visits and evaluations to determine suitability.
  • Reconciles inventory and invoices for the purpose of identifying discrepancies.
  • Performs root cause analysis for stock outs, missed deliveries and non-conforming product to proactively drive permanent solutions/processes.
  • Recommends changes in purchasing and material management policies as needed.
  • Follows, maintains and enforces ISO standards and all compliance requirements.
  • Analyzes vendor ratings based on Quality, Service, and Delivery.
  • Actively supports Pelican’s commitment to Quality and all quality objectives, with an emphasis on continual improvement.
  • Follows company policies and practices as outlined in the Employee Handbook and/or applicable employment agreement.  Follows safety guidelines and procedures in accordance to the job.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:                                          

  • AA and/or BS in Business or 3 to 5 years equivalent experience in Purchasing.
  • Must be a reliable self-starter with ability to make logical decisions and handle directions responsibly.
  • Must have very good analytical ability and excellent computation skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, professional phone etiquette, and knowledge of Accounting Principles.
  • Must be proficient in Excel, Word, and Power Point and have very good typing abilities.
  • Must be eligible to receive information controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). 


  • APICS, CPIM and/or purchasing certificate.
  • Working knowledge of ERP and contract negotiations.


  • Actively supports and complies with Pelican’s objectives, guidelines and commitment to Quality and Safety, with an emphasis on continual improvement.
  • Must be able to interact effectively and cooperatively with employees at all levels.
  • Must have the ability to complete assignments within the timeframe specified by the Manager.
  • Must be able to operate in a fast-paced organization and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Must be flexible regarding working hours. Must be able to work evenings and weekends, with or without advanced notice.
  • Must be available to travel occasionally on an as-needed basis.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be occasionally required to execute standard physical activities within the facility areas (i.e. stand, walk, sit, use hands/fingers).
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be occasionally required to execute non-standard physical activities within the facility areas (i.e. climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch).
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
  • This position requires repetitive hand/wrist activities.



Pelican Products, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Springfield MA

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