Buyer - Mobile Hydraulics Industrial Distribution at SunSource

Posted in Other 4 days ago.

Location: Savage, Minnesota

Job Description:
We are currently looking for a Buyer to join the procurement team and learn purchasing and inventory control within our Mobile Hydraulic business unit located in Savage, MN.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist in the execution of procurement processes to maximize customer on-time delivery while maintaining optimal inventory levels.
  • Regularly maintain Trend inventory master and warehouse records
  • Communicate to suppliers and execute supply chain management per SunSource Best Practices and buyer expectations document.
  • Process supplier returns/credits for defective, obsolete, and excess materials where appropriate.
  • Proactively manage excess and obsolete material in a team environment
  • Serve as conduit for communication between SunSource and Supplier.
  • Schedule and organize cadence/escalation meetings as needed.
  • Engage in instructor/self-guided training to obtain/refresh skills.
  • All other duties as assigned by manager.

Experience, Education and Skills:

  • High School Diploma is required. Associated degree or better is preferred.
  • 1+ years' experience working in procurement / inventory control as a buyer or similar position.
  • Experience working within an industrial distribution or manufacturing environment is preferred.
  • Experience with supply chain principles within distribution is preferred.
  • Knowledge of products and components in hydraulic / fluid power / off-highway mobile equipment is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects and details simultaneously.
  • Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to operate typical equipment found in an office environment including computers and phones.
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office fluency including Excel and Outlook.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to learn complex processes quickly.
  • Physical Requirements – Work involves sitting most of the workday or more than 50% of the time. Walking and standing are required only occasionally. Must be able to use PPE as required.



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