Buyer I at Great Dane

Posted in General Business 13 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Brazil, Indiana

Job Description:

We are growing at Great Dane, we need you to reach the next level.
We offer competitive pay, great benefits, 401k, and pension.

Great Dane turns innovative ideas into advances in trailer technology, creating new solutions in the transportation and supply chain industry. Our teams craft trailers that deliver essential goods and services, turning the wheels of the American economy. 
The Company:
For more than 120 years, Great Dane has earned its reputation as an industry leader in technology, innovation and quality. Our commitment to building superior products and fulfilling customer needs has taken us from a small steel fabricating company to the most-recognized trailer manufacturer in the world.
With thousands of employees worldwide, teamwork and collaboration are valued here. We look for employees who are driven, determined and ready to accelerate their future.
With advancement opportunities, training and tuition reimbursement – the road ahead is paved with possibilities.

The Position:
The Buyer is responsible to identify, plan, order and expedite parts and raw materials used for the production of trailers and trailer components. The Buyer/Planner also has responsibilities related to inventory management such as work order processing, inventory reconciliation and annual inventory count & audit participation, and participate in special projects as assigned.


• Education: Minimum High School Diploma or equivalent is required. Postsecondary education in procurement, materials planning, business administration, accounting or related fields is preferred.
• Experience: Actual work experience of at least 1 year working in truck trailer manufacturing or similar facility or actual work experience of at least 3-years in a field related to purchasing, inventory control or shipping and receiving.
• Knowledge of 5S, Lean Manufacturing and Kan Ban or a strong wiliness to learn and execute properly is required.
• Knowledge about design and assembly of dry freight, refrigerated and truck body vans to the extent necessary to perform responsibilities.
• Effective work team management skills including ability to share workload fairly, communicate issues, solve problems together with ability to adapt quickly adapt to change.
• A favorable background screening, drug screening, and proof of work authorization in the United States is required for employment. 


• Follow proper steps and processes for Materials Requirements Planning (MRP), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), ordering, expediting, receiving, inventory reconciliation, etc. in order that the manufacturing facility will meet or exceed production goals.
• Communicate with Production personnel and other departments regarding potential materials issues such as delays, substitutions, vendor problems, and shortages.
• Follow all safety rules and regulations especially regarding Powered Industrial Truck certification and operation, hoist/crane operation, Hazardous Waste Management and Fall Protection program.
• Participate in all responsibilities within the scope of Materials work team management including safety and health programs, and changes in process, etc.
• Act in the critical functions of other Buyer/Planners in his or her absence when necessary.
• Be the owner of the parts assigned to you through the entire process from procurement to completion of a finished product (ex. required inventory levels, accurate inventory, proper storage, proper packaging, etc.).

Why You Should Apply?

• Exciting and fast paced work environment
• Diverse product line with endless opportunity for professional growth
• Competitive Pay, Advancement Opportunities & Tuition Reimbursement

  Great Dane is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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