Buyer in Sacramento at Milgard Windows & Doors

Date Posted: 9/3/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

  • Verifies purchase requisitions by comparing items requested to master list; clarifying unclear items; recommending alternatives.
  • Forwards available inventory items by verifying stock; scheduling delivery.
  • Process discrepant material reports as required and/or requested.
  • Reflect Milgard business values and Philosophy in all business interactions.
  • Prepares purchase orders by verifying specifications and price; obtaining recommendations from suppliers for substitute items; obtaining approval from requisitioning department.
  • Obtains purchased items by forwarding orders to suppliers; monitoring and expediting orders.
  • Research all backorder issues and expedite product as necessary.
  • Verifies receipt of items by comparing items received to items ordered; resolves shipments in error with suppliers.
  • Authorizes payment for purchases by forwarding receiving documentation.
  • Keeps information accessible by sorting and filing documents.
  • Provides purchasing planning and control information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.
  • Incorporates Milgard’s vision and values into day-to-day activities and behaviors; guides and motivates others to remain committed to the Milgard philosophy.
  • Adheres to all facets of safety policies and procedures.


• Minimum of 5 years' experience in purchasing/procurement in a manufacturing environment required


• High School diploma or GED required

• Associate's degree or higher strongly preferred

• Purchasing Certificate desired


• Read, write and understand the English language

• Display a sense of urgency and self-motivation.

• Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

• Computer literacy with the ability to learn new computer software programs

• Excellent written and oral communication skills

• Excellent customer service skills with an attention to detail and strong organizational skills


• Prolonged sitting and terminal use

• Minimal lifting of office equipment and supplies

• Ability to lift 50 lbs.

• Hand dexterity and strength

• Overtime is sometimes required.