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Buyer – Carrollton, GA

OFS, a world-class leader in optical fiber innovations has a position available for a Buyer located at our optical fiber manufacturing facility in Carrollton, Georgia.

Job Summary

The Buyer is responsible for the procurement of raw materials, equipment and selected services for the OCS (Connectivity/Fusion Splicer/Professional Services) division.  This is accomplished through the review and maintenance of the automated inventory control and purchasing system (SAP).  The Buyer is also responsible for soliciting quotes and proposals for selected materials and or services.  This information is to be evaluated and presented to management in an effort to make the best decisions relative to supplier selection.  Additionally Buyers are expected to keep management aware of price fluctuations that may occur within their assigned scope of responsibilities.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review usage information and inventory level guidelines.  Use this information as a basis for purchases
  • Create third party purchase orders for OFS contract manufacturers.  Responsible for subsequent third party PO follow-up with suppliers and contract manufacturers including expedites, modifications, revisions, expedited freight, etc.
  • Work on various projects including new product launch, sourcing changes, aged/surplus inventory disposition and cost reductions
  • Update and establish purchasing procedures as required
  • Maintain a list of qualified suppliers
  • Provide input to supplier evaluations
  • Cross training in order to serve as a backup for other team members

Job Qualifications

  • Strong computer skills - Microsoft office including Microsoft Excel at intermediate level (formulas, formatting, etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills - expresses self well – both  written and orally
  • Working knowledge of working with Contract manufacturers
  • Strong data entry skills
  • Self-starter, ability to work well independently and multitask
  • Strong team player
  • Attention to detail and accuracy are essential
  • SAP experience
  • Connectivity and Fusion Splicer Product knowledge preferred
  • Previous purchasing and/or Connectivity experience preferred
  • Technical/ Associate degree or higher preferred
  • Working knowledge of accounting principles preferred
  • Prior experience with production planning, MRP, and economic order quantities preferred
  • Knowledge of lean processes preferred

Working at OFS means having the opportunity to realize ideas, experience innovation and discover new solutions for the future. In addition to our dynamic work environment, OFS offers a competitive salary and benefits program including medical, dental, vision and a matching 401(k) plan.

Qualified candidates should submit a resume by clicking on the button below to begin the self-identification process.

Note: Only those candidates selected for the interview process will be contacted.

OFS Fitel, LLC, a Georgia based global company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.