Buyer - Huntsville, AL

Employment Type

: Full-Time


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Job Description

dormakaba is seeking a Buyer to work in Huntsville, AL. The buyer will coordinate activities involved with procuring goods and services such as raw materials, equipment, tools, and supplies for Huntsville, Deerfield Beach, and Mesquite facilities.This position reports directly to the Materials Manager. There are no direct reports to this position.

Specific Responsibilities: 

  • Reviews requisitions. Confers with vendors to obtain product or service information such as price, availability and delivery schedule.
  • Maintain and review SAP purchasing process and inventory reorder point (ROP), and other buying signals.
  • Maximize customer service while minimizing inventory investment through inventory supply management, supplier deliveries, vendor managed inventories (VMI) or other supplier/inventory programs.
  • Manage cost, quality, quantity and delivery of products with suppliers to meet Company operational objectives.
  • Determines method of procurement such as direct purchase or bid, conducts bid and quote analysis.
  • Prepares purchase orders or bid requests, purchase stock and special-order material based on established procedures.
  • Assists with quarterly inventories.
  • Follow up with suppliers concerning order status and delivery, expedites/de-expedites, and communicate information to impacted departments.
  • Interface with receiving, accounting and supplier to resolve any issues.
  • Information gathering for use in metrics development, key shortage reporting and special projects. Translation of date into information, analysis of information leading to recommendation for any required actions.
  • Maintains procurement records such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance and inventories
  • Assists in new vendor sourcing and evaluations.
  • Identify and solve problems independently or with a team. 
  • Performs duties and responsibilities as described in the quality system.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Manager in support of departmental goals.
  • Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of vendors or employees of organization.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel. Must have demonstrated experience with MRP/ERP systems, SAP experience preferred. 
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Job Requirements


  • Associates degree in business or supply chain management preferred; minimum of three years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Functional Requirements: 

  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English in written and verbal form, and communicate within a manufacturing environment.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and maneuver in a manufacturing facility.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision.
  • dormakaba is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other legally protected status. Headhunters and recruitment agencies may not submit resumes through this site or directly to managers. dormakaba does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes and will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company absent a signed agreement with an approved Talent Acquisition dormakaba representative.

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