Job Title:  Senior Buyer
Job Type:  Full Time
Location:   The Specialty Mfg. Co. – White Bear Lake, MN

Job Summary:

The Senior Buyer is responsible for strategic sourcing, contracting and inventory planning activities for assigned commodities to achieve and maintain pricing, quality and delivery objectives.


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, Life Insurance
  • 401K Profit Sharing of up to 25 % of an employees annual salary in the form of a 401K contribution
  • 3 weeks of PTO after 90 days of employment
  • Average of 9 paid holidays
  • Paid day off for your annual physical
  • Company paid Life Insurance, AD&D, LTD , and wage continuation
  • Paid semimonthly

Duties and Responsibilities:(Not limited to the following)

  • Identify, develop and implement process improvements related to departmental Purchasing and Planning policies, procedures, and work instructions. *
  • Develop, evaluate, and manage supplier relationships to achieve material cost, quality, availability (delivery), and inventory goals.
  • Plan and incorporate strategic purchasing plans to reduce cost.
  • Maintain supplier quality and delivery through assessment, evaluation, and ongoing monitoring.
  • Troubleshoot/analyze quality and/or delivery problems and work with the supplier along with the appropriate Specialty department(s) to resolve issues and eliminate production interruptions due to material shortages.
  • Understand and communicate supplier capabilities and capacity.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to influence and negotiate.
  • Requires good oral and written communication skills.
  • Solid mathematical and PC skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of MRP systems.
  • Knowledge of applicable regulatory requirements a plus (i.e REACH, ROHS, etc) .
  • Understand supply-chain management.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, economics, or engineering or equivalent experience.
  • APICS and CPIM a plus
  • 5 years of materials related experience, preferably procurement experience


Apply Now!

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Interested candidates may also email their resume to [email protected] (only .doc, .pdf or .txt formats will be accepted). Your information will be submitted to The Specialty Mfg. Co. Human Resources Department for review. Applications and resumes will be retained for one year. The Specialty Mfg. Co. is fully committed to the concept and equal practice of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in all aspects of employment. The Specialty Mfg. Co. considers all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

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