Semi-Truck Parts Buyer
Job Opportunity at Management Business Solutions, Inc.

Posted on Apr 6

http://www.mgmtbsolutions.com    (616) 456-5627

Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4156987

You may email a resume to us (include the position title in subject): apply@mgmtbsolutions.com

SUMMARY: Management Business Solutions is seeking a Semi-Truck Parts Buyer for our Client in Grand Rapids, MI. This person will manage material requirements ensure best practices and greatest leverage in procurement, low cost region sourcing, supplier assessment & management. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience with purchasing and working knowledge of Microsoft Office.  
  • Purchase materials, supplies, and services by developing, soliciting, and analyzing supplier quotations.
  • Assure proper delivery, quality, reliability, and low-cost consistency.
  • Document and maintain necessary records and files. May work with agents and customs brokers for overseas material buying.
  • Locate new sources of supply, establishes new suppliers and coordinates order maintenance with existing suppliers. Select and/or recommend suppliers with who orders will be placed. Develop and maintain relationships with suppliers.
  • Resolve conflicts that arise with supplier delivery schedules, raw materials, inventory, etc.
  • Assume ultimate responsibility to ensure suppliers deliver quality product on time.
  • Develop and/or assist in developing strategies and solutions to continuously improve cost levels, stable sources of supply, high quality of commodities and other governing factors related to purchasing and other adjacent areas.
  • Participate in continuous improvement activities that may include developing programs to improve supplier performance. Track supplier performance and works with suppliers to continuously improve quality, delivery, cost, productivity and support.
  • Develop cost database detailing all material, labor, and overhead costs of purchased products and services. Work with necessary departments to minimize costs and maximize efficiency of purchasing function.
  • Study market trends and systems technology related to job. Research and recommend new product developments. Perform other duties as necessary in support of business objectives.
  • Bachelor's degree in business or related field including purchasing and/or materials experience; or equivalent.
  • Three years purchasing and/or materials experience including commodity expertise related to respective area; or equivalent. High level of expertise in developing suppliers necessary to meet cost, quality, delivery, and reliability needs.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products and general ERP system functionality.
  • Knowledge of purchasing concepts, practices, and procedures related to buying and demonstrated ability to purchase materials/equipment/services, in substantial quantities.
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills to communicate with internal and external contacts at all levels including experience developing suppliers.
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills in order to establish priorities, identify and set goals, meet deadlines, etc.
  • Must be able to meet unique and complex design requests and address issues related to quality improvement.
  • Demonstrated excellent problem-solving and negotiation skills in order to perform job duties independently and make decisions that meet company goals and objectives.
  • Must be able to work on assignments that are broad in nature, involving a high degree of originality and ingenuity.

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