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Materials Buyer/Planner

Nortek Global HVAC Dyersburg Full-Time
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About Nortek Global HVAC

Nortek Air Management is comprised of two businesses, Nortek Global HVAC and Nortek Air Solutions URL blocked - click to applywith annual sales of close to $1 billion across three market segments: Residential, Light Commercial and Custom Air Solutions.  Our Company’s mission is Creating a Better Tomorrow Every Day.  By living our core values of Safety, Integrity, Performance Driven Culture and Teamwork, we are a premier HVAC Company offering energy efficient and sustainable products and solutions that exceed customer expectations through employee’s commitment to quality, customer service and operational excellence. 


Position Summary:  Performs duties required to coordinate the flow of material to insure adequate supply to support production and maintain overall inventory goals.


Position Key Attributes:

  • Ability to personally live safe and hold themselves and other team members accountable by having their back in support of our Safety core value. 
  • Has integrity, works transparently and recognized for treating others with respect.
  • Takes accountability to create and execute solutions that deliver desired results, and can “own it” in a Performance Driven Culture. 
  • Works collaboratively as one team in a Teamwork culture.
  • Enjoys embracing and igniting change as a catalyst for improvement.
  • A “builder” who is comfortable in a continuous improvement culture.
  • Can thrive in a “legacy now” culture in which we strive to do the right thing for the company today, even if it is the hard thing, and leave behind a stronger company for the next generation of employees. 


Position Responsibilities:

  • Place and release orders using SAP to ensure material availability to meet the production plans and goals.
  • Develop and maintain a plan for every part for storage, movement, and usage program to assist material space and supplier replenishment times.
  • Support improved materials operations including DFT support, Kanban Management, SAP usage, Inventory Accuracy, material storage, and material movement.
  • Work with the corporate purchasing group to improve supplier lead times and minimize costs.
  • Identify and recommend disposition of obsolete materials.
  • Establish relationships with suppliers to improve cycle times, minimize scrap, improve transportation, and maximize inventory turns.
  • Perform various tasks and duties as required by Materials Manager.
  • Train and mentor personnel to obtain their best contribution towards materials excellence.

Position Qualifications



  • Bachelor’s Degree or Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar or related position including SAP or similar ERP System, KANBAN, BOM’s, LEAN or Demand Flow Methodologies. 
  • Previous buying/planning experience.
  • Experience working with KANBAN’s.
  • Broad knowledge of materials and materials flow within a manufacturing environment.
  • SAP or similar ERP experience and knowledge of how to train others to maximize the usage of the SAP systems.
  • SAP or similar ERP usage expert.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, and other tools necessary to excel.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects across multiple areas of the business.
  • Team player with the ability to work and communicate across all functional areas of the company.
  • Self-motivated with a high level of motivation to move projects through to completion.
  • Ability to apply principles of logical thinking to define problems, collect data, and draw valid conclusions.



Nortek Air Management and its divisions offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. To learn more about Nortek Global HVAC, please visit our company website at http://www.nortekhvac.com/.


Nortek Global HVAC and Nortek Air Solutions are equal opportunity employers and do not unlawfully discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex national origin, age disability, sexual orientation, or any other class protected by federal or state law.

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The year was 1919. And in the city of St. Louis, the air pollution was so thick that candles were needed to see during the day. Local evergreen growers even refused to sell trees to city residents. All of this was because of the extensive use of wood- and coal-burning furnaces.

Nortek Global HVAC got its start as the International Oil Heating Company, manufacturing environmentally friendlier oil burners for home heating. After success with St. Louis’ pollution problem, the company took its oil burners and coal conversion kits nationwide.

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