Employee Type
Full-Time Regular
Wixom MI

Job Description

Job Title:


Job Description:

The Buyers objective is to effectively purchase quality products at the most effective price and delivery to ensure on time manufacturing and delivery to our customers.


· Performs various duties related to purchasing;

· Procure goods and services.

· Keeping order files and order register, up-to-date.

· Checking materials received against purchase orders.

· Checking overdue items on schedules, and contacting vendors regarding delayed deliveries.

· May type purchase orders and perform various clerical assignments required by purchasing agent.

· Help with the maintenance of the part master; setting min/med/max quantities and approved vendors.

· Coordinates, develops, and maintains the Production and Prototype build schedule daily to meet customer demand.

· Manage inventory levels and allocate necessary materials and components for Production and Prototype builds.

· Analyze MRP data to ensure the correct quantity and due date of raw material meets timing to fulfill customer demand.

· Work with Engineering, Sales, and Purchasing to manage priorities in the build schedule.

· Manage Finish Goods to safeguard future customer demand

· Provide detailed reports on build timing, bottlenecks, and/or delays

· Provide daily updates to Sales and/or Engineering on build status

· Establish and maintain procedures for surface mount components to be purchased on appropriate media (i.e. reels/tubes/trays).

· Identify single source items to avoid part shortages.

· Expedite/Move Out orders as needed.

· Prepare product documentation for alternate manufacturing locations.

· Develop relations with vendors.

· Find additional approved vendors to eliminate single source purchases and improve competitive pricing/purchasing.

· Learn all areas of the purchasing cycle and item logistics.

· Support line operations and collaborate with department managers, engineers or staff.

· All special projects assigned by the purchasing agent and/or president.

Education and Experience:

· Bachelor degree or 3+ years of related experience.

· Working knowledge of computer programs (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook).

· Strong problem-solving skills and efficient management of time and resources.

Key Skills:

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Personable and a team player.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to work with people and understand their needs quickly.
  • Good typing (i.e. 40+ wpm) and grammar skills.
  • Must write legibly.

Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • Maximum weight to be handled is 50 pounds.
  • The majority of the work is to be performed in a sitting position. The ability to remain sitting for up to 8 hours at a time if necessary.
  • May occasionally perform duties in a standing, kneeling or squatting, position, and occasionally use a stair climber.
  • May be required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, and reach with hands and arms.
  • Good eyesight and the ability to distinguish color is necessary, and the ability to adjust focus for use of a computer monitor.
  • Able to speak, read, write and understand English as it relates to performing job requirements.

Working Conditions:

  • The work schedule consists of a five-day, 40-hour workweek, with overtime dependent on department needs.
  • May be expected to visit the production floor, where the noise level is moderate to high noise level, with suitable lighting, and with a mild chemical odor and fumes.

Anything so delegated by management.