Electrical Buyer


JOB TITLE: Electrical Buyer    

REPORTS TO: Purchasing Manager

LOCATION: Walbridge, OH Office

Based in Toledo, Ohio since 1982, GEM Inc. is a singular resource for customer facility and process construction needs. GEM offers design, renovation, upgrade, consolidation and relocation services for process manufacturing and industrial customers and directly employs its team of skilled construction craftspeople. GEM is part of the Rudolph Libbe Group with offices in Cleveland, Columbus and Lima, Ohio; and Plymouth, Michigan. For additional information, visit
GEM Inc. is seeking an Electrical Buyer at its Walbridge, OH location. This individual will be responsible to provide purchasing support for the Electrical Department. Candidates must be able to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.


  • Receive purchase requests from Field Supervisors and Project Managers

  • Gather necessary information for purchase order entry

  • Place purchase orders with vendors

  • Purchase order entry

  • File and maintain purchase order files

  • Issue credit memos and work with vendors, inside personnel, and field personnel to return material

  • Resolve problem invoice issues, working with vendors and internal customers

  • Maintain quote files

  • Follow up on backorders by contacting vendors

  • Other tasks/responsibilities as directed by Purchasing Manager


  • Knowledge of electrical commodities is preferred

  • Good communication skills are a must, including status of orders with the field, coordinating with trucking, working with other purchasing personnel, asking clarifying questions to project managers/estimators, and communicating details to vendors

  • Candidates must be proficient with Microsoft Office systems – Word, Excel, and Outlook

  • Ability to prioritize, pivot with unexpected changes, handle multiple tasks and respond quickly to requests


  • Two or more years of experience working in a fast-paced office environment

  • Preference will be given to candidates with professional experience in a buyer role

GEM Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Interested candidates may apply at

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