Grover Corporation (www.grovercorp.com) produces specialized Piston Rings for companies on a global scale with facilities in both Milwaukee, WI and Fort Worth, TX. We are proud to say that we are part of a select group of companies worldwide and the only piston ring manufacturer serving the marketplace with the ISO/TS 16949 and ISO 9001:2001 certifications. At Grover, we believe that people are at the core of everything we do. We invest in our people and empower them to do whatever it takes to make sure they have exactly what they need to remain competitive, meet their goals and keep our company growing. We invest in quality and innovation and we employ advanced manufacturing technologies that set the standard for the industry.
Due to recent and continued growth, Grover Corporation is seeking a highly motivated Senior Buyer. The person is largely responsible for assuring Grover’s success in maintaining old and establishing future business and customer relations, in addition to revenue; spending funds intelligently to maintain company’s competitive advantage. He/she will identify and implement cost-saving initiatives to increase the company’s profitability. They requires a solid level of independent thinking; capable of good judgment and ability to make long-term plans, understanding the company priorities, goals and objectives.
Coordinates activities involved with procuring goods and services such as raw materials, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, and advertising, for organization by performing the following duties.
Essential Functions, Duties, and Responsibilities:
•Confers with vendors to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, and delivery schedule.
•Selects products for purchase by testing, observing, or examining items.
•Estimates values according to knowledge of market price.
•Determines method of procurement such as direct purchase or bid.
•Prepares purchase orders or bid requests.
•Reviews bid proposals and negotiates contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority.
•Maintains procurement records such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance, and inventories.
•Discusses defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action.
•Contacts Vendor for Proper Certifications when not received with parts
•Approves invoices for payment.
•Expedites delivery of goods to users.
•Participates in Cross Function Teams for Continuous Improvement and 5S.