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Purchasing Buyer - Schafer Driveline Job in Fredericktown, Ohio US

Purchasing Buyer - Schafer Driveline

Schafer Driveline - Fredericktown, OH

Posted: 4/29/2024 - Expires: 7/26/2024

Job ID: 272874746


Job Description

Company Overview:

Schafer Industries is a premier supplier of off-highway axles and differentiated precision gearing solutions.   Established in 1934, Schafer Industries has locations in South Bend, IN, Roscoe, IL, Fredericktown, OH and Blacklick, OH. Schafer Industries is one of the few manufacturers of integrated axle solutions in the off-highway electric vehicle market. Schafer serves customers in a variety of end markets including off-highway vehicles, recreational vehicles, aerospace, defense, oil & gas, material handling, powertrain, electric mobility, heavy duty trucking, agriculture, and construction. Our mission is to leverage world class capabilities to deliver superior products and services to maximize the value for our customers, employees, shareholders, and communities.

Position Summary:

Schafer Industries is currently seeking a Purchasing Buyer for its Schafer Driveline operation in Fredericktown, Ohio. 

Why Work at Schafer Industries?

  • We are a growth-oriented company with a diversified customer base.
  • We are committed to a culture of safety and continuous improvement.
  • You will enjoy a collaborative work environment where your talents and opinions matter.
  • We provide training as well as opportunities to work on projects in support of your career development.
  • You will quickly see your impact when working with the team.
  • We live our values of Safety, Integrity, Responsibility to Others, Customer Focus, Continuous Improvement and Accountability in all that we do.
  • We have competitive pay and benefits to include 401(k) match and tuition reimbursement.

Job Summary:

The buyer manages the materials to support the company's purchasing programs. The buyer is responsible for source selection and procurement functions directly associated with the company's needs for production materials and services, fixed assets and tooling. These products and services are to be secured at competitive levels for cost, quality, and delivery consistent with company policy and performance standards.

Essential Functions:

  • Establish and execute strategy for assigned commodity.
  • Formulate annual business plans for achievement of cost reductions and year over year performance improvement
  • Manages and negotiates supply agreements that require improvements in suppliers’ cost, delivery, quality, order lead time, payment cycles, technology, and/or risk mitigation.
  • Initiates renegotiation efforts well in advance of contract expiration, and monitors industry trends to anticipate opportune timing to lock in contracting advantages.
  • Obtains and analyzes quotes to determine best value, then recommends global sourcing solutions based on data and facts collected.
  • Is familiar with key cost drivers and industry related events to assigned category.
  • Monitors performance of the suppliers to ensure attainment of objectives in quality, delivery, service and cost.
  • Coordinates supplier selection and leads supplier transitions.
  • Monitors compliance with supplier contractual requirements.
  • Ensure and monitor the results and contribution, of the assigned commodity, to departmental and corporate objectives.
  • Work closely with engineering group on prototype & new program launches

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Associates Degree with three years of experience in Procurement or equivalent experience.
  • Financial Management.
  • Organizational Skills.
  • Communication Proficiency.
  • Technical Capacity.
  • Ethical Conduct.
  • Collaboration
  • Project Management.
  • Time Management

Working Conditions

This job operates in a professional, office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. 

Travel is primarily local during the business day with occasional overnight travel.

Schafer Industries is an EEO/AAP Employer:

Our company is committed to providing equal employment opportunity. This means that we make employment decisions on the basis of job-related qualifications, skills and abilities and not on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

As a federal subcontractor, we also are required to take affirmative action, or proactive measures, to prevent discrimination.

Contact Information

Personal Contact:
17604 Coshocton Rd.
Mount Vernon, OH 43050

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Regular Employment
Skill Based Partner:
Education Level:
Associate's degree
Work Days:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
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Applied Math: 6
Graphic Literacy: 5

Workplace Documentation: 5