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Associate Buyer in Novi, MI at BrassCraft Manufacturing

Date Posted: 1/22/2019

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Job Description

Job Description


The vision for this role is to learn and support purchasing and supply chain functions in a growing capacity. The successful candidate would start as a support function and evolve to take on more accountability in this role from year to year.   Once performance has been validated, the goal would be progression to a different position with more responsibility, potentially in another cross function, in a 2 to 3-year time frame


  • Support purchasing team members in New Product Introduction projects
  • Support Buyers with cost / pricing objectives
  • Support RFQ activities to secure capacity, pricing and leverage new volumes also including comparison analysis for sourcing recommendation
  • Support both preparation and actively partake in negotiations with suppliers
  • Support development of category strategies working with lead buyers.
  • Support negotiation with suppliers and logistics parameters for keeping optimal cost level and support to drive down net working capital
  • Support supplier selection initiatives, analysis and coordination
  • Support purchasing on Accounts Payable activity as required
  • Special projects may be assigned from time to time.
  • Monitors and analyzes MRP system data to determine when replenishment orders need to be placed; processes and approves replenishment orders with approved suppliers; reviews the forecasts for finished good products to check the validity of the forecast
  • Expedites (pulls in) or pushes out delivery dates based on customer demand
  • Contacts vendors/suppliers to follow up on past-due purchase orders, finalize new estimated times of arrival, and ensure on-time delivery
  • Communicates with Lead Buyer and Purchasing management on vendors concerns, overall performance, and other relevant information to ensure vendors are meeting requirements
  • Maintains the enterprise resource planning system regarding supplier info and ordering.
  • Support supply chain with root cause analysis on stock outages and related issues; and provides reports to Supply chain and/or management for such occurrences with corrective action recommendations
  • Complies with company policies; work rules; safety requirements; quality standards; and applicable local, state, and federal legislation
  • Performs other related duties as needed and assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain or Engineering


  • Analyzing and interpreting complex data
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Time management
  • Detail oriented
  • Proficient in Excel


Full or Part Time

Full time

Brasscraft is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, protected status as a veteran, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law.

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