Buyer, Direct Materials in Ann Arbor, MI at Masco Cabinetry

Date Posted: 9/30/2019

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Job Description

Job Description

Masco Cabinetry has an immediate opening for a Buyer, Direct Materials position at our corporate headquarters in Ann Arbor, MI!

Masco Cabinetry manufactures three nationally recognized cabinetry brands, KraftMaid®, Merillat® and QualityCabinets®. Offering an unmatched selection of stylish, high-quality products at a variety of price levels, Masco Cabinetry brands are favored by builders, dealers, distributors and home centers throughout North America. A leader in environmental stewardship, Masco Cabinetry products have been granted an Environmental Stewardship Program certificate by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association.


Secures and analyzes quotations and conducts difficult negotiations with all levels of suppliers for the purchase of goods and/or services. Develops and implements commodity strategies to establish long-term sources. Serves as primary interface on all commercial matters related to suppliers.


  • Lead the development and implementation of global commodity strategies for direct goods

    and services to derive the maximum value for the company.

  • Develop and lead material cost management initiatives.

  • Negotiate supplier contracts and make recommendations to management.

  • Collaborate with Masco Corporate and other business units on cross business unit initiatives.

  • Manage supplier performance, commercial relationships, and metrics.

  • Motivate suppliers to bring forward new and innovative technologies.


  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, operations, business or related field.

  • 5 years purchasing, supply or logistics experience in a manufacturing company.

  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Demonstrated successful ability to build positive relationships and partnerships within

    department and across the organization.

  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact with internal and

    external customers.

  • Proven negotiations skills.

  • Ability to travel up to 10% including international.


  • MBA

  • Prior ERP experience (Oracle, SAP).

  • Global sourcing experience with strong emphasis in Asia and South America.

  • Corrugated packaging


    Full or Part Time

    Full time

    Masco Cabinetry (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and we want to have the best available persons in every job. The Company makes employment decisions only based on merit. It is the Company’s policy to prohibit discrimination in any employment opportunity (including but not limited to recruitment, employment, promotion, salary increases, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment) based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical/mental disability, medical condition, marital/domestic partner status, military and veteran status, height, weight or any other such characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company regardless of where the employee is located and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company.

    Masco Cabinetry is an E-Verify employer. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees in the United States. Please click on the following links for more information.

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    No visa sponsorship is available for this position, unless specified within the job description.