Buyer - Fiberglass

Brunswick Corporation

Date: 2 days ago
City: Fort Wayne, IN
Contract type: Full time
Brunswick Corporation

It is our people behind life’s passions who will make the big difference. If you are interested in becoming part of a company that delivers market leading products, driving your own career and working with brands committed to active lifestyles, then you’ve found your fit.

Have what it takes? Join us.

Position Summary:

Become a key contributor to the success of Harris and iconic brands and be able to manage inventory and purchase orders while displaying strong technical business knowledge.

Essential Functions:

  • Lead formal supplier selection processes for multiple categories/ commodities in a fast paced, manufacturing environment

  • Work collaboratively with stakeholders in Engineering, R&D, Production and Sales.

  • Will actively work to govern material requirements on new product integrations, manage supply risks and drive cost reduction for assigned parts

  • Partner with suppliers and sales for ensure all customer needs and expectations are understood and addressed.

  • Communicate with manufacturing, engineering, and suppliers to determine material constraints

  • Partner with suppliers and accounts payable to resolve invoice issues

  • Optimize inventory levels by using JIT/lean principles

  • Lead and support Lean Six Sigma initiatives that drive improvements

  • Manage inventory and purchase orders for costs and projects

  • Analyze MRP for requirements validity and accuracy of part demands

  • Improve supplier quality levels, delivery, and warranty issues

  • Review, analyze and update system planning parameters based on current conditions to optimize purchased component inventory.

  • Investigate issues, develop insights, and escalate emerging concerns as needed.

  • Support warranty recovery and supplier charge back needs.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Operations Management, Engineering, or other related field is required. An advanced degree is preferred

  • 4+ years of purchasing & materials control in a manufacturing environment

  • Experience purchasing Just-In-Time (JIT) commodities preferred

  • Technical savvy with Excel data skills with technical business knowledge

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience in negotiations and problem solving with suppliers

  • Purchasing certifications and/or MRP, MRO and Kanban experience preferred

  • Excellent time management, interpersonal and analytical skills

  • Strong decision making, organizational and creative problem-solving skills with the ability to overcome unforeseen obstacles

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience in negotiations and problem solving with suppliers

  • Ability to use a computer in a Windows based environment with MS Office

  • Ability to manage conflict and handle difficult situations in a professional manner

  • Must be willing to travel as necessary

Brunswick Corporation is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. (M inorities / F emales / D isabled / V eterans).

We recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. If your experience is close to what you see listed here, please still consider applying. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and inspiration. Therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions. Please let us know if you require accommodations during the interview process.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

EEO is The Law

Brunswick does not accept applications, inquiries or solicitations from unapproved staffing agencies or vendors. For help, please contact our support team at: [email protected] or 866-278-6942.

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