Buyer at Aspen Equipment, LLC

Posted in General Business 19 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Bloomington, Minnesota

Job Description:

As a Buyer, you will support the installation operations and Project Managers ensuring bodies & equipment are ordered correctly and in line with project timing requirements.  Existing supplier relationships are utilized to determine and resolve supply issues related to installation projects.  This position coordinates clear communication between suppliers and Project Managers.

This position is located at the Bloomington, MN branch for Aspen Equipment and reports to the Sourcing Manager. 


  • Place body, equipment, or system purchase orders for the PM team

  • Monitor and track critical orders and communicate status to the PM team

    • Create order tracking document 

    • Provide weekly updates to PM team and supply chain management

    • Develop mitigation/resolution of potential supply issues

    • Enter & maintain planning dates 

  • Be a technical resource for the Project Management team in ordering parts and equipment correctly

  • Obtain quotes for PM team as needed for installation projects or sales quotes

  • Communicate and follow-up with PM’s, Buyer/Purchaser, and Supply Chain Manager on supplier delivery issues

  • Assist Supply Chain team in setting inventory levels

  • Verify correct price files are used on all Aspen systems 

  • Work with suppliers to expedite orders as required, based on schedule/inventory changes

  • Register body & equipment products with manufacturer, when upfit truck builds are completed

  • Manage and resolve issues with suppliers regarding returns and regarding PO-to-invoice discrepancies

  • File claims for warranty credit on body & equipment; track reimbursements from suppliers and provide general ledger coding for accounting

  • Maintain & report list of aging bodies & equipment for stocked items

  • Maintain compliance to Company and Procurement policies and procedures 


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.

  • Experience purchasing whole goods equipment required. 

  • Experience with a truck equipment manufacturer preferred.

  • Proficient with MS Office Suite

  • Must have a strong sense of urgency and attention to detail.

  • Required excellent organization, communication, and follow-up skills.

  • Must be able to influence others and manage conflict. 

  • Must be analytical with a methodical approach to problem solving. 


  • Perform job functions in a safe manner.

  • Wear all Personal Protective Equipment (P.P.E.) required by Company policy for the job being performed. 

  • Know and follow established job specific and facility wide safety and health procedures and rules.

  • Actively participate in safety and health training and demonstrate competency based on training received. 

  • Bring safety and health issues, unsafe acts, and safety suggestions to management’s attention or correct those you can.


The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

This position will be located in a combination shop and office environment, with considerable exposure to elements such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors and/or loud noises. While performing the duties of this job, the employees is occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. There is frequent lifting and/or moving of up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color and peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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