A maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) buyer is responsible for the preparation and issuance of purchase orders for products and services that are used to maintain and fix broken machines. For example, in a factory, machines gradually break down, and an MRO buyer is responsible for getting the materials needed to fix the machines. The job requires regular interaction with the factory staff to know what supplies are required, although the majority of the job is done in solitude and on the computer.
Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer Tasks
Assess purchase orders for accuracy and compliance with regulations.
Receive price quotes from vendors, compare quotes against requirements and the budget, and purchase orders via fax or computer.
Manage all aspects of purchasing and distribution while taking into account cost-effective solutions.
Communicate with the client, foster a team atmosphere, and report on progress.