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Buyer III

Hazelwood, Missouri Contract Job ID: 1810090562
Estimated Duration: 3 months


PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Buyer II in Hazelwood, MO. 

Job Purpose

To conduct and manage the processes for obtaining goods and services for the company.  To serve as agent for the company in managing supplier relationships and activities. To facilitate the process of sending parts to outside Customers, Suppliers and Vendors and to coordinate the return of parts from outside process houses back to source of need. Coordinate activity between internal departments and outside suppliers to insure parts are ready for transport and documentation to the supplier is clear and accurate. Communicate client requirements to ensure that items being sent out are set up and planned accordingly in the MRP system. Coordinate with the supplier and the traffic office the return of completed parts with required documents, i.e., process certifications.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Act as an authorized agent of the company with responsibility for managing all supplier-related activities and authority to commit company resources through contracts and agreements.   
  • Manage supplier performance and ensures satisfactory contract completion and closure. 
  • Develop and integrate requirements, develops requests for quotations and proposals, analyzes supplier responses, negotiates and awards contracts, and manages post-award supplier activities.
  • Interface with internal and external customers and suppliers. 
  • Develop and guide others in the development of procurement plans related to cost, schedule, quality, delivery, terms and conditions. 
  • Effectively utilize supply chain management tools. 
  • Serve on multifunctional teams to define quality, delivery and performance standards. 
  • Develop and maintain long-term relationships with vendors and contractors to ensure a high quality, reliable source of supplies and information.
  • Ensure that planning decisions from external customers and suppliers are incorporated to reduce material and product variability. 
  • Develop and implements strategies to leverage the optimum prices and delivery schedules.  Ensure the appropriate negotiation of lead times and price in keeping with these strategies. 
  • Perform all duties in compliance with Company Policies and Procedures and applicable FAR and DFAR provisions. 
  • Act as a mentor and trainer for Buyer I personnel as assigned. 
  • Pursue personal development of skills and knowledge necessary for the effective performance .
  • Performs other duties, tasks and responsibilities as assigned.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in supply chain or related discipline is preferred and/or a combination of education and relevant experience in lieu of degree.
Experience and Qualifications
  • Three or more years of experience in procurement and/or material control in a manufacturing environment. 
  • Working knowledge of purchasing systems and procedures required.
  • Working knowledge of DFAR and FAR is highly desired. 
  • Ability to interpret drawings, specifications, etc. required. 
  • Strong personal computer skills (including word processing and spreadsheet software skills) and strong grounding in ERP systems and software are required.


Physical Demands

  • Frequently required to spend long hours sitting at a work stations and using office equipment. 
  • May be required to walk or stand for brief periods
  • May be required to use stairs when elevator is not available
  • Must occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move up to 25 pounds of office supplies and materials 
  • May be required to reach with arms and hands and to stoop, kneel or crouch
More Details

PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

PDS specializes in Engineering and IT arenas including Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Telecommunications, Automotive, and Energy just to name a few. Our reputation, track record, and years of continuous growth reflect the commitment to quality that our employees and clients experience first-hand. To find out more about PDS, please visit

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PDS Tech, Inc. is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities.
If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please click here or call 1-800-270-4737 to contact us. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

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PDS Tech, Inc. will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay. Please see the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision for more information.

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