Job Description

Senior Buyer  (#9243) - Michigan
Industry: Forging

We are currently seeking a Senior Buyer.


This person would be responsible for controlling, managing and tracking activities and performance of critical commodities and suppliers.

Job Duties:

  • Procurement of inventory materials and MRO supplies
  • Lead commercial negotiations in major Capital Expenditures (i.e. equipment purchases, machine repair, etc.)
  • Develop strategic sourcing strategies for the procurement of hydraulic oils and chemicals
  • Procurement of outside materials processing requirements (heat treatment, steel prep, sorting, etc.)
  • Evaluate and participate in the vendor qualification process
  • Continually work to improve and monitor quality, delivery, and costs from existing suppliers
  • Interface with suppliers and plants to resolve any quality issues
  • Negotiate competitive rates with suppliers and vendors to reduce cost of goods and services
  • Expedite orders to ensure on-time deliveries
  • Review and resolve invoice discrepancies and accounts payable as necessary
  • Develop commodity/negotiation strategies utilizing market data and trends


  • 3-5 years negotiation/buying experience
  • Experience within a manufacturing environment
  • Commodities experience
  • Exceptional computer skills including Microsoft office, QAD, Plex
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong oral and written skills
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to understand and maintain in stock inventory conditions

Required experience:

  • MRO Buyer/Purchasing: 5 years

Required education:

  • Bachelor's Degree

Salary Range: $55,000 to $65,000

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