Union City, California | Contract | $48.00 - $52.00

May 13, 2024   |   Job ID: 2182530

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Buyer (CONTRACT)



For over 50 years, Nelson Connects has empowered employers and job seekers to achieve their unique versions of success. Our commitment to excellence, integrity, compassion, and innovation has made us a trusted partner in connecting jobs, people, and communities. The remarkably talented and dedicated people of Nelson Connects are building on the rich history of this company to define the future of our industry, and we can’t wait to work with you. We are Nelson Connects, and our purpose is your success.



You are a Buyer who will source materials, negotiate contracts, manage suppliers, and ensure smooth operations – all while saving the company money.  This is a great opportunity for a motivated and results-oriented individual with strong negotiation, communication, and detail-oriented skills.




This position pays:
48-52/hr 

Location: Union City, CA (hybrid) 




What you will be doing: 


  • Review authorized purchase requisitions, analyze requirements, determine sources of supply, evaluate vendor capability, consider price quotations, and place orders to meet user department needs.
  • Negotiate, approve, and maintain purchase contracts, bids, supplier programs, and blanket orders.
  • Purchase, source, and maintain various commodities.
  • Process daily purchase orders, past due reports, VMP reports, quotes, vendor DMRs, etc.
  • Resolve receiving discrepancies with vendors.
  • Interview salespeople at suppliers and evaluate products for company use.
  • Work closely with engineering department personnel on new product designs.
  • Keep abreast of changing market conditions and technological/material developments.
  • Locate/certify new and alternate sources of supply.
  • Resolve problems relating to defective material disposition, order shortages, delivery, pricing, or product quality.
  • Expedite purchase orders when necessary.



What you bring:


  • BS in Supply Chain, Engineering or Business preferred 
  • Excellent negotiating skills
  • 5 years purchasing experience
  • Advance Excel skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Working knowledge of personal computer
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Ability to work within a team environment



To learn more about the workplace culture and the position, please apply!



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If You’re Looking For A New Opportunity, The Recruiting And Staffing Experts At Nelson Connects Can Help. We Work With Companies Of All Types And Sizes Across All Industries. We Help People Like You Find Exciting Roles With Employers Ranging From Fortune 100, Government, And Nonprofit Organizations To Local Businesses, Industry Leaders, And The Most Agile Start-Ups. The Candidates We Work With Appreciate Our Responsive Approach, Genuine Relationships, And Exceptional Service. With A Commitment To Transparency, Authenticity, And Credibility, We Look Forward To Our Jobs Every Day, And We’re Excited To Help You Find The Job You’ve Been Looking For.

Pay Transparency: Nelson Connects Provides Pay Transparency By Placing Salary Ranges In All Job Postings In Accordance With State And Local Regulations. We Are Committed To Communicating Pay Clearly Throughout The Employment Process.

California Fair Chance Act And Beyond: Qualified Applicants With Criminal Histories Will Be Considered For Employment In Accordance With Applicable Regulations. We Will Consider Qualified Applicants For Employment, Including Those With Criminal Histories, In A Manner Consistent With The Requirements Of Applicable State And Local Laws, Including The City Of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, And CA Fair Chance Act.

Temporary Associate Benefits Offered: Weekly Benefits Offered Include Medical, Dental, Vision, HSA, EAP, Life/AD&D, STD, Commuter FSA, + State Mandated Benefits.

EEO Statement: Nelson Connects is an equal-opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or any other classification protected by law.

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