• Buyer

    Job Locations US-PA-Southampton
  • Overview



    The Buyer is responsible for the preparation and execution of procurement contracts for basic products and services in support of the operational needs of the organization. The Buyer will coordinate closely with the planning and materials function to insure timely delivery. They will work with the Supplier Quality function to insure consistency of product, and will follow the strategic direction of the procurement organization.



    • Procure build-to-print components, assemblies and/or services
    • Prepare electronic solicitations, review proposals, issue purchase orders
    • Insure timely delivery to schedule
    • Monitor supplier performance
    • Conduct informal negotiations
    • Issue blanket agreements and service agreement orders
    • Support integrated product teams as required
    • Interface with engineering, planning, and quality control
    • Source and select suppliers for specific components
    • Perform supplier audits
    • Perform commodity analysis to reduce costs and quantity of suppliers
    • Selects suppliers and negotiates supplier contracts
    • Manage purchase part inventories
    • Resolve product delivery and quality issues
    • Assist engineering in all aspects including cost and design
    • Review requisitions and generate purchase orders as required to support the organization
    • Resolve invoice discrepancies when necessary
    • Expedite assigned commodities when necessary
    • Compile and maintain all records pertaining to suppliers and organization
    • Develop strong supplier and inter-departmental relationships
    • Develop procedures and ensure compliance with relevant sections of the organizations policies
    • Support and participate in the organizations Lean processes and initiatives
    • Support the organizations Profit Improvement Team on cost reduction projects




    • BA/BS or equivalent experience required. A technical degree or experience would be a plus
    • Appropriate experience (2-3 years) in Operations and Procurement
    • CPM and/or CPIM Certification preferred




    • Requires significant experience in a products related industry/environment
    • Ability to work in a team environment
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Excellent negotiation skills
    • Experience with basic information technology (word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail, Internet)
    • Good problem solving skills and experience
    • High level of diplomacy and the ability to relate to people at all levels
    • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and capabilities, company products, technology and financial requirements





    • Required to communicate verbally and in writing
    • Frequently is required to stand
    • Occasionally required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms; stool, kneel, crouch or crawl
    • Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
    • Specific vision abilities as typically required for quality inspection and computer operation
    • Occasion work near moving mechanical parts

    Company Overview:

    Schiller Grounds Care, Inc., engineers, manufactures and markets some of the world's most sought-after lawn and garden care equipment. Our passion for innovation, quality and reliability is evident throughout our full line of high performance products used by professionals, avid gardeners and homeowners around the globe.

    Schiller Grounds Care offers an excellent compensation package as well as comprehensive benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance, a generous 401(k) plan, PTO and an environment that reflects our commitment to our employees.


    Schiller Grounds Care provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Schiller Grounds Care is a drug free workplace; candidates subject to post-offer, pre-employment drug screening.



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