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Senior Buyer

Senior Buyer

Job Description

Grover Corporation ( 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. 


General Purpose: 

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:            

•Reviews requisitions.


•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.


•Global Purchasing 

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university; or two (2) to three (3) years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proficient knowledge of Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software; Inventory software; Order processing systems; and familiar with Project Management software and Manufacturing software.



Complexity and Creativity


•Analyzes, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Has ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals and effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


•Calculates figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area circumference, and volume with ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Application Instructions 

Thank you for applying for the Senior Buyer position at Grover Corporation. During our recruiting process we ask that all of our candidates complete a 5-10 minute online survey called the Culture Index. This is simply a survey asking about you. To move you through the interview process quickly, please have this survey completed and resume uploaded. If you have issues uploading your resumes to the link below, send it to careers @

We will contact you if there are any issues and let you know the next step in our recruiting process if you match our qualifications. There are many candidates and we ask for your patience during this process. Best of luck and thank you for applying at Grover Corporation!  Take the survey by clicking Apply Now below or follow this link:

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Manufacturing
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience At least 2 year(s)
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Manufacturing
Required Travel Not Specified
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Senior Buyer

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