Buyer

  • Job Tracking ID: 512679-822642
  • Job Location: McHenry, IL
  • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: June 21, 2022
  • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP



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Job Description:

Founded in 1961, WEG has grown into a global solutions provider of industrial electrical technologies. WEG is the largest industrial electric motor manufacturer in the Americas and one of the largest manufacturers of electric motors in the world producing more than 21 million units annually.

Committed to growth on a global scale, WEG continually invests in state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and processes and the development of new and improved industrial electrical solutions. WEG offers a diverse and integrated product line that includes motors, drives, soft starters, controls, panels, transformers, generators, and custom solutions.

The Buyer is responsible for the purchase of raw materials and services in support of the manufacturing operation.

Employees in this position should be adaptable, enthusiastic for change and data oriented. Communication skills and self-direction are required, as is a high commitment to Cost and Inventory management.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Responsible for buying materials, parts and supplies in a cost effective and timely manner while maintaining appropriate quality standards and specifications.
  • Discuss defective parts with users, vendors and customers. This would include resolution of rejections. Communicate with vendors for rejection resolution to quality issues.
  • Prepare purchase requisitions, approve and issue purchase orders for items.
  • Order materials and services per negotiated contracts.
  • Review quotations for best overall costs.
  • Build relationships with key suppliers.
  • Work to improve quality and lower cost of purchased items
  • Interface with the finance department to ensure timely and accurate payment of invoices as necessary.
  • Structure purchasing practices to insure proper inventory levels.
  • Proper utilization of purchasing tools to minimize overall cost of purchasing parts.
  • Additional projects assigned by management

Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain management or equivalent degree
  • 3-5 years’ work experience in purchasing, inventory control, and similar fields will be considered in leu of degree
  • Full understanding of purchasing procedures for raw materials.
  • Understands concept of total product cost.
  • Purchase to control inventory
  • Familiar with lean concepts and Kanban
  • Contract negotiation skills
  • Demonstrates effective written and verbal communication skills, including interaction with external suppliers.
  • Capable of working with windows based PC’s and Microsoft office tools (Word, Power Point, Excel) including outlook.
  • Familiar with MRP systems.
  • Familiar with UL and ISO-9000 standards
  • Familiar with Lean philosophy
  • Understanding of domestic and foreign shipment terminology including customs experience
  • Demonstrate a high degree of personal and professional ethics and integrity. Requires self-direction and a clear, courteous manner when dealing with internal and external customers.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Meet company goals and objectives.
  • Good communication
  • Self-organized
  • Teamwork
  • Proactive
  • Logistics experience is a plus
  • SAP experience is a plus

Job Benefits:

Job Benefits:

  • Salary will be based on experience and technical knowledge.
  • Benefits Include:
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flex Spending
  • Company paid life insurance
  • Voluntary life insurance
  • 401K
  • Employee Assistance Program
    • Covid-19 Resources
    • Short-Term Counseling
    • Personal Technology
    • Life-Balance Resources
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Company paid short-term disability
  • Voluntary long-term disability
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacations
  • Wellness Benefits
  • WillPrep Services
  • WEG is an equal opportunity employer.