Helmer Scientific


Locations US-IN-Noblesville
# of Openings


Helmer Scientific designs, integrates, manufactures, markets, and distributes specialized medical and laboratory equipment to clinical and life science customers in over 125 countries. 


At Helmer:

  • We offer competitive salary and benefits
  • We offer a positive team environment
  • We offer an opportunity to fulfill potential by performing meaningful and rewarding work
  • We are committed to serving customers, team members and the world community

Are you ready to join us and make a difference? We have a career opportunity for a Buyer to join our team! 


The Buyer: Supports the purchasing function through purchasing goods and services from approved vendors. Negotiates

agreements with suppliers. Supports the purchasing function through purchasing goods and services from approved



Primary Responsibilities:


  • Promotes Helmer values as demonstrated in personal productivity and quality of work, management of internal/external relationships, actively seeking out and participating in Continuous Improvementpractices, and willingness to engage and support team initiatives.
  • Comply with workplace safety procedures.
  • Reviews requisitions for accurateness and creates purchase orders from them to purchase items.
  • Creates purchase orders from MRP/ERP computer messages. Prepares and evaluates Requests for Quotation (RFQ). Daily follow-up on orders past due.
  • Source new and existing items; MRO and production. Interfaces with various departments on material needs.
  • Negotiate, purchase order terms and conditions as well short and long-term agreements. Utilize 80/20 rule to set-up blanket orders with suppliers.
  • Initiate and implement successful supply chain management strategies; kanbans, integrated supply, EDI, lean manufacturing, process/continuous improvements.
  • Build supplier/customer relationships through written, verbal and face to face meetings., including quarterly business reviews with critical suppliers. Evaluate current and prospective suppliers forbest service, quality, delivery and price. Maintain supplier and item information in database in compliance with internal procedures and regulatory requirements. Manage delivery and expedites in order to meet production needs and coordinate with Quality on supplier related quality issues.
  • Other duties/responsibilities and projects as assigned.



Relative Work Experience:   At least one year purchasing experience in manufacturing or shipping/logistics company required.  Internships in related areas will be considered as experience for candidates with Bachelor’s degree in related field.


Education:   High School Diploma.  Bachelor’s Degree in a related field preferred.


Certifications / Licenses: None required. CPSM, SPM, APICS preferred


Computer Systems / Software: Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (MRP/ERP, FourthShift experience preferred).


Key Competencies:


· Ability to convey clear, persuasive messages that positively influence the thoughts and actions of others;

understand interests of all parties while exploring alternatives and actively striving to achieve agreements in

a timely manner.


· Ability to plan and prioritize work, assess work requirements and make timely and appropriate decisions

within the parameters of general guidelines and standardized procedures.


· Ability to adapt easily to changing business needs – adapting approach, goals and methods to achieve

successful solutions and results in dynamic situations.



If you don’t meet the minimum requirements we’ve listed, but still think you are qualified for the job, you are welcome to apply for consideration.


Helmer is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace in which we respect and celebrate each person.


As an EEO/AA Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status or any other protected characteristic. 



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