CORPORATE BUYER

Location: Montgomery, AL 

Position Summary

Perform duties required to purchase a wide variety of both domestic and international materials, items, supplies and services of a general, technical, and specialized nature for multi-location delivery and use. 

Job Functions

  • Assure that established objectives for favorable pricing, cost control, on-time delivery, vendor performance on quality specifications and delivery verification are achieved or surpassed.
  • Monitor and control specifically assigned purchased materials inventory accounts to previously established inventory level limits, reviewing levels and adjusting to demand to ensure the most productive inventory turns.
  • Place purchase orders with established suppliers or new sources, working from approved purchase order requirements.
  • Record and report price, quantity, delivery date and other relevant data in MRP computer-based system.
  • Review inventory level records for all assigned items and user locations to arrange purchase and delivery schedules.
  • Coordinate delivery, economic order quantity, etc., with Materials and Sales Management, and Receiving personnel at using locations.
  • Plan and approve the purchase of miscellaneous items and expedite inventory and delivery schedules for production.
  • Review overdue delivery records and late order stock status reports to expedite late pull-ins and back ordered items as required.
  • Participate with production and other operating personnel in devising substitutions, alternative sources, or other special and emergency arrangements.
  • Solicit bids, analyze quotations, interview, and evaluate prospective suppliers, and select or recommend appropriate supplier.
  • Coordinate with Engineering and other personnel in searches for sources of supply, pre-purchase testing and associated precautions.
  • Visit supplier plants and other company locations, as appropriate, to assure necessary investigation and coordination of work completions.
  • Review assigned item files to assure complete and up-to-date records on prices, established standard order quantities and reorder points.
  • Participate with various other department managers (Advertising, Marketing, Sales, Materials Management, Engineering, etc.) on special projects to investigate and evaluate sources of supply, devise better pricing and value on purchased items and services.
  • Monitor and maintain all written communications with foreign vendors and agents.
  • Negotiate and coordinate with account department all payment options necessary for purchasing materials overseas, with exposure to Letters of Credit, wire transfers and foreign exchange currency fluctuations.
  • Maintain all import documentation to assure each shipment can be monitored from point of order through customs clearance and delivery in-house.
  • Monitor changes in Customs regulations involving tariff interpretation or country of origin marking requirements and work closely with custom brokers to ensure that products are classified correctly.  Review and approve custom broker payables involving duties and freight payments and broker services.
  • Assure that all NAFTA policies and procedures are being followed and documented.
  • Negotiate and award freight contracts for ocean and airfreight shipments.
  • Complete acknowledgment reports for sales orders (daily).
  • Analyze and correct monthly cost report from accounting.
  • Other related duties as required. 

Position Qualification Requirements

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Marketing, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience: Must have a minimum of five years’ experience in a similar position, including purchasing from international sources (preferably China). Experience in door hardware industry and associated materials is preferred.

Skills/Knowledge: Requires a broad knowledge of technical industrial purchasing principles and associated business administration activities. Must have excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Must be able to collaborate and work well in a team environment. Problem solving, negotiation, analytical and process improvement abilities are also critical. Must possess ability to learn product information. Computer proficiency (Microsoft Office) is required.

Travel: Must be able to travel occasionally (less than 25%), including extended trips overseas as needed.

Physical Activities/Demands: Normal office environment which requires the ability to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, and see. May involve the ability to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects of up to 15 to 20 pounds, infrequently. 

Veterans, reservists, and military spouses are encouraged to apply!

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TESTIMONIALS

Click through to see testimonials from both Hager’s amazing employees as well as Hager’s partners.

“I was recently invited to tour Hager’s manufacturing and distribution facilities in Montgomery, Alabama.  I was impressed with the pro-people business approach that comes from the top down which, in this case, is, commendably, the Hager family.”

-Joe Calvert CSI CDT AHC SCIP, Calvert Independent Hardware Specifications, LLC.

“The American ingenuity and skilled labor stills exist at Hager. From the moment I walked in the door, I felt like part of the Hager family and tradition. I am thoroughly impressed with the entire organization, the employees, and the making of hinges.”

-Alan Fambrough A.H.C., John Oatley Builders Hardware Inc

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