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DATE ADDED: Sat 22/09/2018


Beaver Dam, USA


Job Description

 Primary Job Function:

Responsible for vendor sourcing and procurement functions directly associated with the company's needs for indirect materials and services, fixed assets and tooling, and selection of production materials and services. These products and services are to be secured at cost, quality, and delivery with competitive levels consistent with company policy and performance standards.


Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Initiates purchase orders in all tier vendors and amendments for parts, capital equipment, services, and/or special tools; Collaborate with responsible stakeholders in each department to plan requirements by product category/vendor, assure timely execution of product and services sourcing activities for the assigned plant.

  • Monitor and depurate open POs ageing over 12 months.

  • Responsible for RFQ process in assigned responsibilities including: Secure and analyze quotations; negotiate price and terms with 3nd and 4rd tier suppliers; recommends suppliers with respect to cost, quality, and delivery competitiveness. Focus on consolidation activity for 3rd tier vendors.

  • Participate and contribute to the global procurement initiatives and purchasing meetings including products, service and freight.

  • Implement cost savings proposals including alternative sourcing, spot buy efficiencies, capital cost improvement, including, but not limited to VMI, consignment, payment terms, credit card.

  • Monitors cost, schedule, and scope of assigned subcontracts to assure best quality at best value.

  • Responsible to evaluate & pushback price increase requests in coordination with Purchasing Manager & stakeholders. Follow up and manage vendors supply agreements in coordination with Purchasing Manager.  

  • Hold accountability for audit and IATF procurement compliance, including, but not limited to: supplier selection and development, vendors’ profiles, W-9, insurance, certifications, scorecards, performance, etc.


Support Responsibilities:

  • Provide support for other plants during times of purchasing personnel absence.

  • Support continuous improvements in all aspects of the procurement process and best practices.

  • Commercially support production, design, quality, and/or delivery problems solving.

  • Support materials management and operations for expedite of critical deliveries of purchased items in order to meet required delivery schedules.

  • Performs other related duties as required.


Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in business administration, supply chain, economics, and/or engineering with two (2) years of progressively responsible purchasing and materials control (MRP) experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Advanced personal computer skills, mainframe operations related to ERP software, and knowledge of purchasing/accounting processes required.

  • Preferred experience using SAP software (MM & PP module transactions).

  • Must have excellent verbal and written communications skills.

  • Industrial equipment purchasing experience, to include: pumps, motors, valves, electronics, etc.

  • Ability to review and understand drawings, sketches and diagrams.

  • Advanced use of Microsoft Office: Excel, PowerPoint and Word.

  • Desirable experience in quality & finance purchasing audits


Position Key Attributes:

  • Strong computer & Microsoft office skills.
  • Must be independent and an initiative taker.
  • Maintain professional attitude and good work ethic.
  • Working knowledge of compliance
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Exhibit self-directed work habits in a highly visible office environment.


Company Description
Burgess-Norton Manufacturing Company, a subsidiary of AMSTED Industries Inc., is the world’s largest manufacturer of piston pins and a leading producer of powder metal parts. Burgess-Norton, an employee-owned company, operates seven facilities around the world to serve its global customers in the automotive and truck markets. Founded in 1903, Burgess-Norton has established a global reputation for highly engineered, innovative solutions.

Role: Buyer
Job Type:
Location: Beaver Dam,

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