Buyer in Philadelphia, PA at Wachter, Inc.

Date Posted: 4/26/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

GENERAL SUMMARY:  Responsible for the procurement of equipment and services for the organization.  Researches, compares and negotiates parts and prices with vendors.  Vendor evaluation and selection on a continual basis.  Provide vendor pricing to Sales Department Representatives.  Completes related purchase orders and reports and maintains files.  


  • Price all equipment through the sales order process. Obtain comparative prices on a regular basis to ensure best possible price.  Coordinate special deviations with vendors and manufacturers for certain customers. Provide budgetary pricing when requested.
  • Enter and maintain log-ins for vendor websites to find list price and our cost.
  • Check if an item to be purchased already exists in system. If not, create a new number by entering all vendor and cost information.
  • Assume responsibility for establishing and maintaining professional relationship with vendors and suppliers. Pursue new suppliers of equipment to reduce costs. 
  • Create and manage all purchase orders through the purchasing lifecycle. Ensure efficient and cost effective administration of purchasing function.
  • Audit Sales order for completeness and accuracy ensuring compliance with manufacturer requirements.
  • Confer with vendors to obtain negotiated price, availability and delivery schedule.
  • Create PO in accounting system, then e-mail or call in order to vendor and verify receipt of PO.
  • Create PDF copy of all PO’s for interested party access.
  • Locate and purchase refurbished equipment when necessary.
  • Expedite orders as necessary to insure timely delivery
  • Price and purchase all in-house equipment, furniture and computers.
  • Resolve problems related to orders, deliveries and invoice pricing discrepancies
  • Ensure the materials ordered meet established quality standards.
  • Review catalogs, industry periodicals, directories, trade journals and internet sites to locate necessary goods and services.
  • Other duties and responsibilities relating to accounting and billing as assigned by supervisor. 




  • Work in an indoor office environment.
  • Required to use hands to type, handle, feel or reach
  • Ability to sit for the majority of the workday.
  • Required to use a keyboard and a mouse for the majority of the workday.
  • Vision requirements include the ability to adjust focus and viewing a computer screen for up to 100% of the workday
  • The employee is required to talk in a clear, audible voice.
  • The employee is required to lift, move and/or carry up to 10 pounds.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:   2+ years purchasing experience in a business environment; exposure to inventory transactions desirable. Experience in Microsoft Dynamics AX a plus. 

LANGUAGE:   Proficient written and verbal English communication skills.

COMPUTER SKILLS:   Working knowledge of Outlook, Excel and Word


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