OMNI Human Resource Management


US-MO-Kansas City
Job ID
Brunson Instrument Company


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Brunson Instrument Company is an industry leader with 90 years of experience in the development and creation of industrial alignment and measurement products. They provide manufacturing and engineering solutions to measurement problems faced by people who build, inspect or maintain large machines – including aircraft, paper mills, satellites, ships, machine tools, particle accelerators and automobiles. 


This well-established organization is currently seeking a Buyer in their Kansas City, MO headquarters.


The Buyer is responsible for planning, scheduling and controlling the assigned workflow so that the outcome is 100% on-time delivery, increased throughout and reduced operating cost and inventory.  Overall, this position is seen as an important liaison between our suppliers, production and our customers making sure that everyone gets what they need quickly and accurately.



  • Determine the purchasing needs of the organization through various means: verbal, visual, min/max conditions for inventory levels, reoccurring blanket orders and working with other parts of the organization to forecast demand.  Generally, reorder the same items, but the need for new items for new products will arise.
  • Fill the need from an approved supplier capable of meeting specifications in a cost effective and timely manner. Work through approved sourcing options, ensure specifications are met, confirm pricing, terms, packaging and delivery, establish Reliable Lead Times (RLT). 
  • Use the new PO suggestions, open purchase order tracking systems, answer vendor questions and provide additional documentation as needed, and other ERP system general operations and reports.
  • Work with management to ensure the proper levels of inventory are maintained.
  • Identify area of potential cost reduction and analyze the impact of pricing changes from suppliers.
  • Assist in the receipt of purchased materials and outside services, and keep detailed records of purchases and stocks. Carefully monitor deliveries and any past due shipments. 
  • Work with shipping & receiving to ensure that all deliveries satisfy the assigned purchase orders and report any back-ordered or missing products, assist accounting in the reconciliation of mismatched invoice-packing slips-purchase orders, expediting to avoid delays in work completion, record maintenance for audits.
  • Manage suppliers’ performance including late deliveries, non-conformances, return of defects and corrective actions.
  • Interact daily with Production Coordinators, other Production employees, Shipping & Receiving, and Accounting.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting or equivalent and 5+ year in purchasing.
  • Self-directed and detail oriented.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Comprehensive understanding of Microsoft Office.
  • Comprehensive understanding of ERP systems.
  • Impeccable attention to detail.
  • Ability to work well with a team.

OMNI and our clients are Equal Opportunity Employers and seek diversity in candidates for employment. EEO Employer W/M/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.


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