Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain

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USD55000.00-70000 per year

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Branch Information

Minnesota Engineering - (USA) 3600 Minnesota Drive Suite 850 MN Edina , MN 55435 Phone : 612-630-1200



Job Description


The Buyer supports the Purchasing Manager with the procurement of materials, supplies and equipment necessary for uninterrupted manufacturing. This role will assist with managing supply chain relationships, keeping a focus on quality, cost, delivery and service at the forefront of all decisions.



1 Gather and process purchase order acknowledgements, gather status updates on overdue orders, expedite parts when necessary. Maintain current status notes and delivery information in database.

2 Expedite, track, and monitor urgent orders and critical shipments. Work with Planner to determine urgency level on delays and escalate issues to Purchasing Manager when necessary.

3 Assist when necessary in coordinating purchase orders for production materials to meet the overall production schedule.

4 Participate on new product development project teams. Provide support in gathering quotes and samples for new components.

5 Order shop and packaging supplies once per week. Order office and janitorial supplies when necessary. Communicate with shop personnel on urgent issues and discrepancies related to shop and packaging supplies.

6 Maintain and distribute Preferred Supplier List between Engineering and Purchasing Departments.


1 Assist in transacting engineering changes utilizing Windchill and Global Shop Solutions databases. Update and maintain item master records in database, transact revision level changes, maintain inventory disposition by coordinating with Inventory Coordinators and Accounts Payable Department. Inactivate obsoleted part numbers in database.

2 Maintain current pricing files and record supplier quotations in SharePoint files and GSS database. Relay all price changes to Purchasing Manager. Submit electronic requests for quote to suppliers with guidance from Purchasing Manager.

3 Maintain orderly purchasing files, including supplier information and records. Assist in setting up new suppliers in database and ensure all required forms are gathered, properly completed, and electronically filed.

4 Coordinate ERP system maintenance and update with regards to materials management including but not limited to: BOM creation and updates, safety stocks, lot sizing, product coding, re-order points, lead-times, expense item determination, etc.


1 Support the concept of supplier scorecards and works towards gathering and communicating supplier performance in the areas of: quality, price, delivery, and service.

2 Participate in correcting and transacting supplier quality issues in conjunction with Quality Department. Assist in dispositioning in-process rejections. Assist in coordinating returns to suppliers (RTV) in a timely manner.

3 Maintain and update Vendor Relationship Module in Global Shop Solutions database to ensure contact information, account terms, and account information is current.


1 Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or related field or equivalent experience.

2 Minimum 5 years' related Purchasing/Buying experience in manufacturing environment.

3 Effectively manages multiple tasks and priorities within a fast-paced environment.

4 Proven leadership skills and ability to take initiative.

5 Knowledge of MRP/ERP systems.