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Description

The Buyer II is responsible for raw components inventory, ensures timely delivery, input to process improvements, establish and maintain supplier relationships.  

Requirements

  • Work with suppliers to ensure components are in house to meet production requirements
  • Evaluate the best pricing for raw components for production
  • Review lead times of components to ensure production needs are consistently met
  • Analyze material requirements that will meet production requirements.
  • Review and optimize workflow to ensure efficiency
  • Manage and review inbound shipping costs, work with cross-functional teams to meet changing organization needs
  • Be an outside of the box problem solver. 
  • Work through issues/problems that arise using analytical and logical thought processes, correct issues as needed or required to eliminate reoccurrence, implement and train.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with all vendors and evaluating price comparisons, review contracts and agreements for best pricing and service.
  • Inventory increase/decrease recommendations and return unused or wrong parts, and any warranty items to vendors
  • Communicate effectively with vendor base, internal clients, management and maintain supplier contact information and resolve issues with invoicing, production defects, delivery times, and internal process delays

 Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Business / related discipline or equivalent education / experience
  • 5 years of experience in purchasing in a manufacturing environment 
  • Thorough knowledge of Manufacturing Requirements Planning (MRP) 
  • JIT, Kanban, VMI implementation and Sustainability
  • Strong knowledge of materials purchasing, procurement to payment
  • Strong analytical ability in inventory requirements and cost evaluation

Communication/Language Skills. 

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) is a must. 
  • Ability to read and comprehend documents and follow simple instructions

Technical Competencies.  

  • Proficient in MS Office products (Excel, Word, MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint) 
  • Must have experience with SAP

  

All Mark VII Equipment employees and stakeholders must have uncompromising integrity and ethical standards.


Accountability and Reliability. Our employees must work reliably under pressure to keep on task and meet deadlines.  

Passionate, Energetic, and Enthusiastic. Our employees possess a high energy level, focusing on execution with measurable results. We exhibit a “can-do attitude” to maintain enthusiasm and provide encouragement by our demeanor.
 

Strong Work Ethic. Our employees are fully committed and willing to do whatever it takes to drive the team and company brand into the future. Work/life balance is encouraged at Mark VII Equipment with the expectation that team members give 110% effort on the job. Mark VII Equipment is a fast-paced environment and it is critical that our employees are driven to succeed.
 

Customer Focused. Our employees keep the customer as their main focus while executing the daily responsibilities of their job.
 

Supportive. Our employees possess emotional intelligence and common sense to support team members and appreciate the value of our culture, company, and brand.


Physical. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 40 lbs. 
  • Ability to stand, walk, bend, kneel, stoop, crouch, climb and use hands to grip regularly. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 
  • Prolonged periods of sitting.  
  • Maintain a professional appearance and grooming standards as outlined.

Personal Competencies: Extreme attention to detail and accuracy. Able to handle situations involving sensitive issue with professionalism and tact, excellent follow-through and ability to meet deadlines, strong customer service skill and detail orientation. Self-motivated with the ability to work independently or as part of a team. 


Safety: Must adhere to all safety rules, policies and regulations in relationship to OSHA and Mark VII Equipment standards. Must be able to successfully pass a drug screen, background check and have a clean driving record.

Skills for Buyer II

The job skills required for Buyer II include Purchasing, Procurement, Customer Service, MRP, Pricing,and outlook etc. Having related job skills and expertise will give you an advantage when applying to be a Buyer II. That makes you unique and can impact how much salary you can get paid. Below are job openings related to skills required by Buyer II. Select any job title you are interested in and start to search job requirements.

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Career Path for Buyer II

The following is the career advancement route for Buyer II positions, which can be used as a reference in future career path planning. As a Buyer II, it can be promoted into senior positions as a Buyer III that are expected to handle more key tasks, people in this role will get a higher salary paid than an ordinary Buyer II. You can explore the career advancement for a Buyer II below and select your interested title to get hiring information.