Purchasing/Buyer in Niles, MI at Spartan Tool

Date Posted: 4/10/2021

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    Niles, MI
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Job Description

Spartan Tool is one of North America's leading manufacturers of electro-mechanical and high-pressure water jet equipment for cleaning drains and sewers. Spartan Tool prides itself on producing innovative products that push industry standards forward and solve the problems of the drain cleaning market, with a focus on safe operation, customer service, and equipment that pays back tremendous dividends over years or even decades of operation. Assembled in the U.S. in their manufacturing plant in Mishawaka, Indiana, Spartan's products are engineered for extraordinary durability, reliability and ease of use.

Spartan Tool is seeking a highly experienced Purchasing/ Buyer to join our operations team. This person will need to effectively communicate with the product suppliers to actively buy quality product for the company. This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys working with a Mapics MRP system on a daily basis and constantly purchasing components and parts for a fast paced assembly operation. Responsibilities will include:

  • Run and analyze MRP report at a minimum of twice a week intervals and determine authenticity of requirements.
  • Issue purchase orders to vendors assuring complete and total accuracy
  • Manage the inventory levels for raw and WIP, assuring the Company meets its overall budgeted inventory levels monthly.
  • Assure purchased products arrive timely, so that the Production Department is never delayed in its planned production needs.
  • Routinely check status of open purchase orders, requesting acceleration of delivery if required.
  • Process daily receiving transactions.
  • Produce a net cost savings annually on purchases, inclusive of currency changes
  • Identify and negotiate with potential new vendors, seeking cost savings indicated above where appropriate, as well as quality and delivery improvements.
  • Create a cost target for all products in the purview of the Product and Development process, assuring that these targets are met or exceeded in all cases.
  • Maintain accurate purchase price variance report.
  • Maintain adequate vendor files, prices, contracts and other periodic information.
  • Work safely at all times.


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