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Buyer at Tecomet in Lansing, Michigan

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Job Description:

Job Summary:

This position will report to the Purchasing Manager at the Lansing, MI facility. The Buyer will effectively manage inventory levels to meet production plans and operational requirements while achieving established financial targets. The role requires the above to be accomplished within Tecomet's principles of continuous improvement, customer driven innovation and a win first culture, while meeting company financial and other performance metrics.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage appropriate inventory levels to maintain uninterrupted flow throughout the supply chain.
  • Plan and procure raw material, MRO, services and facility requirements.
  • Establish inventory strategies for key production commodities.
  • Utilize ERP tools to make informed data driven purchasing decisions. Epicor experience is a plus
  • Coordinate outside services processing schedules. Manage spend vs. budget.
  • Develop and negotiate LTA -Long Term Agreements- to enhance supply stability/efficiency.
  • Work directly with planners and manufacturing on any potential material delays, supplier disruptions, inventory discrepancies, etc.
  • Collaborate directly with suppliers on purchasing initiatives, process improvement metrics, and relationship building.
  • Provide key suppliers with 12-month rolling forecast.
  • Support management with risk assessment and mitigation activities.
  • Apply Lean and Continuous Improvement principles to improve processes and achieve key performance indicators.
  • Track and monitor supplier delivery performance.
  • Maintain data integrity of purchasing records in ERP software and network files.
  • Additional duties as requested by management.

Qualification Requirements

Educational/Training Requirement:

  • Bachelor's degree in a business or technical discipline
  • APICS Certification in CMIS, CSCP or CPM desired


  • 3+years combination of buyer, supply chain, Inventory manager
  • Customer Service experience in manufacturing industry preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft office applications, advance excel preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to lead, build relationships and influence an audience of peers and upper management.
  • Ability to effectively present information and convey a clear message
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Team oriented

Other Requirements

Mental Requirements:

The work environment is representative and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands are minimal and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Compensation and Benefits

Paid Holidays and other PTO (Paid Time Off)

Medical, Dental, Vision & Life & Disability Insurance available

Company sponsored 401K plan with generous company matching program

Equal Opportunity Employer/ Protected Veterans/Disabilities/Drug Free Workplace