Supply Chain / Materials Smyrna, Tennessee


Position at Advanced Technology Services, Inc.

Advanced Technology Services (ATS) grew out of the need for American business to remain competitive in a rapidly changing global economy. ATS has grown into a leading supplier of outsourced factory maintenance, industrial component repair and IT services for top Fortune 500 companies.
ATS has improved the performance for the world's most sophisticated companies, and we owe our success to our employees. Your time and your knowledge are important - make the most of both. At ATS, we've continually empowered our employees to develop their skills and advance in their careers. It's our philosophy, along with our uncompromising commitment to customer satisfaction that has made ATS a success and a great place to work.
ATS has an immediate opening for a Buyer.
This individual will be responsible for reviewing and approving purchase requisitions for external and internal customers.
Responsibilities will include:
  • Controlling all purchases in order to maintain the lowest possible inventory levels
  • Reviewing and approving purchase requisitions for external and internal customers
  • Evaluating vendors, requesting quotes, negotiating prices, reviewing purchase orders, tracking status and expediting past due orders
  • Sourcing and evaluating vendors who can supply various services or components within a specific time frame
  • Monitoring departmental purchasing budget for compliance
  • Overseeing the follow-up of past due orders and reporting corrective actions
  • Establishing and maintaining an aggressive cost reduction program, reporting results to upper management
  • Enforcing customer and company purchasing policies and procedures
  • Bachelor's Degree and 3 years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) certification preferred
ATS offers a competitive salary and benefits program that includes:
  • Medical/dental plans
  • Prescription drug program
  • Vision plan
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Flexible spending account
ATS is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all aspects of employment to all applicants and employees, regardless of age, color, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information or other legally protected status.