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Aerotek Buyer in Hanover, Maryland



Aerotek's client is looking for a Purchasing Associate to assist their Hanover, MD manufacturing site. The position will consist of the following duties:

  • Plan, negotiate, and execute purchase agreements with domestic and international suppliers.

  • Establish and maintain vendor relationships.

  • Evaluate vendor performance and assist with maintenance of approved supplier list.

  • Place orders in accordance with engineering specifications and other requirements.

  • Negotiate price and delivery to meet project requirements. Expedite orders as needed to ensure that delivery dates are met.

  • Understand and interpret technical data to prepare and issue Requests for Quotes (RFQs). Analyze quotes to select or recommend suppliers.

  • Attend and participate in project meetings relating to procurement.

  • Adhere to Quality Management System.

  • Resolve receiving problems that may include quality issues, rejected materials or shipments, and part number discrepancies.

  • Resolve material and part returns due to warranty claims, incorrect shipments, or freight damage. Submit claims for carrier freight damage.

  • Work with Accounting Department to solve complex problems pertaining to procurement.


Purchasing, Supply chain, Buyer, Buying, Logistics

Top Skills Details:

Associates degree or equivalent experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

One year of purchasing or related experience.

Ability to establish vendor relationships and negotiate best prices and delivery.

Ability to read and interpret commercial contract language and technical specifications.

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

  • CPIM or CPM certification

  • Ability to obtain security clearance.

Experience Level:

Entry Level

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.