Wayne, NE

Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Manufacturing Job ID: 056-102 Pay Rate: $46k-$70k

Job Description


Buyer $46-$70k DOE

On-Site - Wayne, NE

The Buyer is responsible for the Procurement of goods and services at the best possible cost for assigned commodities. Responsible for the procurement of purchased components from approved suppliers taking into consideration price, quality, reliability, availability, and delivery to ensure the production of trailers. 


Key Responsibilities:



Ladder I:

  •  MRP-review daily by Master Planning Family (MPF), supplier number and buyer number
  •  Create and place purchase orders with vendors.
  •  Follow-up on purchase orders to expedite delivery/shipment if required and communicate and issues/concerns/updates.
  •  Work closely with Shipping and Receiving department on any packing slips or proof of delivery as needed
  •  The Buyer owns any invoice discrepancies.
  •  Work closely with Engineering Department on any projects that require purchasing components
  •  Coordinate vendor visits with Management and Supervisors.
  •  Order assigned commodities based upon MRP requirements. Expedite or de-expedite as necessary to meet production schedule. This includes trailer production, PDC aftermarket needs, sister plant requests, warranty and other customer related needs. Issue Purchase Orders and verify that supplier has received PO and can meet delivery date.
  •  Ensure pricing is correct and matches what Corporate Purchasing group has agreed upon. Work with Central Pricing, Corporate and Supplier to resolve any discrepancies.
  •  Monitor material usage by production when it appears there is a discrepancy between what Engineering has structured in the BOM and what shop floor is actually using.
  •  Work with suppliers to ensure on time delivery and to address any quantity or quality deficiencies should they arise. Buyers are expected to have suppliers present for introduction of new systems and help support production. Any supplier visit is expected to be concluded with a written Supplier Audit Report. Supplier non-performance may result in a CAR (Corrective Action Report) being written or financial penalties.
  •  Monitor Excess Inventory report to ensure excess inventory targets from Corporate are met. Run Global MRP to see if Buyer’s components can be used by sister plants. Work with Engineering on potential opportunities to use material. Discuss possibility of selling to either PDC or Indy Branch (only used material).
  •  Work with supervisors and key employees to address any supplier or product issues.
  •  Know and understand the commodities purchased and how and where they are used in the building of the trailer.
  •  Communicate with prospective new suppliers that may offer improved performance over existing supply base.
  •  Monitor inventory levels as to its accuracy and usage rates so as to ensure production is able to build correctly while at the same time insuring inventory is turning at a reasonable rate (15-18 annualized turns). Have cycle counts done as appropriate.
  •  Work with suppliers, traffic and receiving crew to properly plan for deliveries so that product is effectively and efficiently unloaded and processed into the plant.
  •  Monitor production schedules (dates and quantity), especially changes that occur within the accepted lead-time window, and determine impact upon suppliers’ ability to deliver on time.
  •  Provide forecast of certain commodities to ensure that supplier has capacity to meet GDLP future needs. Forecasts are generated for suspensions, wood floors, steel, and stainless steel among others.
  •  Support all year-end physical inventory activities and reconcile inventory levels of assigned commodities.
  •  Address packaging concerns to improve storage, retrieval and parts presentation to the production line.
  •  Understand basic production process and how it relates to purchasing.
  •  Knowledge of discounts and be able to group purchases to secure price or freight advantages.
  •  Understand NCM process as it relates to their parts, have knowledge of day to day recurring purchasing activities, including the receiving and transfer process of material handlers.
  •  General knowledge of purchasing ethics and standards, invoicing process and how accounting dept affects purchasing and vice versa.
  •  Other duties as assigned.

Ladder II

  •  In addition to Buyer I key responsibilities, this level will be able to analyze excess inventory for their parts on a weekly basis.
  •  Understands how to correct invoicing and pricing issues in a timely fashion.
  •  Has good decision-making skills, make informed, timely decisions concerning delivery issues and the like.
  •  Ability to follow BOM/drawing packages.
  •  Other duties as assigned.

Ladder III

  •  In addition to Buyer I and II key responsibilities, Buyer III will have the ability to analyze overall inventory levels and work independently.
  •  Has the ability to conduct studies, analyze and evaluate data, make recommendations and decisions.
  •  Possess a deeper understanding of the work order process (completions, lot/serial tracking, issuances, galvanizing, etc.) and how-to problem solve MRP issues.
  •  Has extensive knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of purchasing.
  •  Mastered time management skills.
  •  Other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements:

  •  Education: Bachelor’s degree in related discipline preferred
  •  Experience: 1-3-years (Buyer I) and 5-10 years (Buyer II) of relevant work experience or equivalent combination of education and training
  •  Skills: Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  •  Strong customer service orientation and ability to maintain a professional, friendly demeanor
  •  Solid ability in identifying and resolving problems in a timely, effective manner
  •  Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  •  Manufacturing experience is a plus
  •  Must have general knowledge of purchasing concepts
  •  Travel: Travel will be minimal


Career Pathways:

  • Prerequisite Position: Materials Supervisor
  • Potential Growth Opportunities: Senior Buyer Physical Demands/Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Benefits & Pay:

  • $46-$70k DOE
  • Competitive Benefits Package Including: Medical, Dental & Group Vision Insurance
  • Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, 401k + Company Match
  • Access to a fully equipped fitness facility
  • Excellent Career Growth!

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  Aventure Staffing is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. A drug screen and background may be required.

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