Buyer - Inventory

Position Location US-CA-Rancho Santa Margarita




Applied Medical is a new generation medical device company with a proven business model and commitment to innovation that has fueled our rapid business growth and expansion. Applied Medical has been developing and manufacturing advanced surgical technologies for nearly 30 years and has earned a strong reputation in healthcare. Our dedication to delivering the highest quality products and unique business positioning provides our team members with the unique ability to contribute in a larger capacity than is possible in typical positions.

Position Description

As a Buyer, you will be responsible for working within the framework of a team and performing the following activities:

  • Review incoming requisition, checking for appropriate signature levels and valid account numbers
  • Negotiate purchases with suppliers for best possible outcome for Applied
  • Input purchase data into SAP system for completion of Purchase Order (P.O.) forms
  • Prepare and send P.O.’s and appropriate supporting documentation to suppliers and maintain records for orders
  • Interact with external departments and suppliers to communicate needs and requirements
  • Work with management, external departments, and suppliers to resolve challenges to facilitate closure of inventory and non-inventory purchase orders
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to source new suppliers as required
  • Prepare paperwork to open new accounts and update existing accounts with suppliers
  • Represent Procurement on cross-functional teams
  • Perform other duties & responsibilities as required

Position Requirements

This position requires the following skills and attributes:

  • Bachelors' degree in business or related field and/or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 3 years of progressively responsible purchasing experience
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work on a desktop computer and have basic knowledge of Microsoft’s Office products
  • Manual coordination skills to operate standard office equipment
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong organizational skills


The following skills and attributes are preferred:

  • Knowledge of SAP ERP System (Purchasing Module)
  • Experience working with outside process orders
  • Experience in working within the framework of a quality system


  • Training and mentorship with ongoing learning and development courses
  • On-campus wellness activities
  • Comprehensive medical and dental and vision coverage
  • Education reimbursement program
  • 401(k) program with discretionary employer match
  • Generous vacation accrual and paid holiday schedule


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