Pride Mobility

Buyer/Planner III

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Description/Job Summary

Senior buyer and a relationship builder for Pride suppliers, supporting the purchasing of parts, subassemblies and services for various production requirements and customers of the Purchasing Department


•Maintain daily and weekly models used for the purchasing of parts for the divisions assigned

•Maintain communication with vendors to ensure all delivery and quality requirements are met

•Provide daily assistance to other members of the Purchasing Team as well as the domestic Manufacturing Team

•Consistently look to drive inventory costs down wherever possible

•Analyze market conditions, keep abreast of trends, explore sources of supply, study new products, and research departmental requests for all products and commodities
•Process requisitions and make group purchases to secure price advantages of quantity buying
•Solicit bids and compare and analyze price quotations

•Analyze cost improvements within Supply Chain and recommend possible improvements to increase cost efficiency
•Study the quality of products to determine appropriate vendors, negotiate and renew contracts, investigate vendor complaints regarding product, secure adjustments and follow up on deliveries

•Become a mentor to the Buyer/Planners within the Purchasing Team

•Work independently and make sound business decisions

•Monitor inventory on a consistent basis and find ways to reduce on-hand costs where possible

•Interact daily with Manufacturing and Parts Shipping Team Leads to support their needs
•Ensure all safety and security rules are strictly observed and any accidents, incidents or injuries are promptly reported to management

•Attend the Annual C-TPAT Security Training
•Focus on continuous improvement, and consistently demonstrate good business judgment
•Work effectively with all Pride departments to exceed internal and external expectations
•Pride retains the discretion to modify duties and/or assign other duties as necessary

Required Skills

Must be a team player, professional, detail-oriented, and honest

Must have the ability to:
•Multi-task, problem-solve, analyze, and prioritize in a fast-paced working environment

Must have:

•Relentless drive to achieve advancement and continuous improvement

•Intermediate working knowledge of Microsoft Office Word and Excel

•Intermediate mathematical and analytical skills

•Excellent negotiating skills
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Required Experience

•At least 5 years of purchasing experience in the field of quantity buying of end items, services, supplies and equipment in a manufacturing environment

Preferred Experience

•At least 1 year of experience in an international purchasing environment preferred
•At least 1 year of experience with consignment programs preferred

•At least 1 year of experience as a Buyer/Planner II with Pride Mobility Products Corporation preferred

Required Education

•High School Diploma or GED

Preferred Education

•Associate’s Degree in Business or a related field preferred


•This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive

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We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.