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Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer in Greenville, SC at Standard Motor Products

Date Posted: 3/12/2019

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Job Description

We are looking for an MRO Buyer to source vendors and purchase indirect material associated with the production of automotive parts. This position is responsible for identifying & sourcing qualified primary and secondary suppliers, research and compare quotes from various suppliers and make cost effective purchase decisions.  Assure that all orders conform to purchasing standard policies and procedures.  Establish new parts in the tool crib as needed and maintain required inventory levels.  Manage miscellaneous purchase requisitions.


Essential Functions

  • Source vendors based on needs.
  • Set up new suppliers as needed.
  • Request quotes from suppliers and source alternative suppliers to optimize product quality, customer satisfaction and product cost.
  • Develop and maintain contacts with new and existing suppliers.
  • Create Purchase Orders in accordance with quality system guidelines as related to ISO/TS 16949.
  • Monitor and maintain required inventory levels.
  • Maintain outstanding invoices to 30 days or less.
  • Resolve transportation and receiving issues.
  • Manage MRP orders on a weekly basis to include new orders, past due, and expedited.
  • Update and maintain automated tool crib requisition system.
  • Negotiate and manage vendor stocking programs and blanket orders.
  • Process automated tool crib requisition into Purchase Orders.
  • Manage miscellaneous Purchase Orders from internal departments.
  • Communicate professionally & effectively.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Materials Manager.

 Ergonomic Focus

  • Uses computer workstation.
  • Talks with team members.
  • Using telephone, copier, scanner, fax and printer.
  • Standing/ walking/ sitting.


Job Requirements

  • Minimum Associate Degree in related field and 2 years purchasing experience or 5+ years purchasing experience.
  • Working knowledge of MRP systems.
  • Proficient with MS Office, Excel and Word.
  • Good organizational and telephone communication skills.
  • Attention to details.


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