JOB REQUIREMENTS: This position is responsible for purchase of goods and services to support multi-plant operations. Buyers are delegated the authority by the Director of Purchasing - RACS to negotiate and commit the company to purchase contracts. Purchase materials, equipment, supplies, services and commodity products. Evaluates, rates and selects suppliers by production capability, performance, quality and delivery. Essential Functions Evaluate and manage existing and potential suppliers based on the principles of Total Cost of Ownership. Responsible for commodities or assignments requiring application of basic purchasing principles, theories and concepts. Ensure timely acquisitions of product or service requirements from known sources of supply. Participate in continuous learning and professional development activities. Comply with purchasing policies and procedures. May suggest improvement as experience is gained. Negotiate and place basic purchase orders. May use market research in sourcing decisions. Use established strategies and tactics to achieve goals. May participate in cross-functional team activities. Handle basic issues by following practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data from which answers can be readily obtained Analyze data May resolve issues in the areas of requisition accuracy and completeness, on-time delivery or supplier payment. Operate in a closely supervised environment requiring limited decision making Promptly raise issues for assistance with corrective action. Follow specific, detailed instructions May assist in the location of alternate sources of supply Manage and update data in MRP system including but not limited to price, lead time, and lot sizes Represent Rockwell Automation when interfacing with other companies. This representation includes Conducting meetings/presentations with supplier and Rockwell Automation personnel, selecting appropriate sources, communicating material specifications, negotiating pricing, establishing delivery commitments, resolving quality problems, communicating industry trends/technological innovations and resolving disputed legal and financial issues. Develop specific objectives in support of Purchasing's departmental objectives. Establish personal growth objectives to support you and Rockwell Automation. Report periodic progress toward those objectives to the purchasing supervisor. Purchase materials, equipment, supplies, services and commodity products. Evaluate rates and select suppliers by production capability, performance and delivery. Edit and process purchase requisitions working with appropriate departments to clarify specifications and requirements. Coordinate activities with other functional areas (Development and Industrialization Engineering, Marketing, Quality, Production and Inventory Control, Legal and Finance/Accounting) to achieve maximum customer service. Participate in and support the coordinated purchase agreement programs with the Rockwell Strategic Sourcing organization. Identify and drive activities to improve the in-bound supply chain management practices for Rockwell Automation Control Systems. Aid in the development of new or enhanced computer systems/capabilities in support of overall productivity improvement efforts and management reporting. Ensure thorough familiarity with policies and procedures relating to the purchasing department and standards of business conduct. Perform other duties as assigned. Rockwell Automation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status. If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process, email our Talent Acquisition representative at ***** APPLICATION INSTRUCTIO S: Apply Online: