IMI Precision Engineering Buyer II in Kentucky, United States


The Buyer II will provide day to day tactical procurement support for the purchase of materials, components, services, and supplies in support of the distribution operation. Provide procurement support to ensure the use of suppliers of best performance to Norgren relative to quality, on-time delivery, total cost and service. Individual must be able to effectively and efficiently communicate information internally and externally. This individual will purchase components and finished goods from external suppliers as well as Norgren inter-company suppliers as well as Norgren inter-company suppliers.


  1. Follow-up and expedite open purchase orders to ensure on-time delivery.

  2. Provide support for supplier consolidation and rationalization efforts.

  3. Develop, establish, and maintain supplier performance measurements as needed to support the objectives of the divisions.

  4. Communicate company requirements (price, delivery, specification revision) via timely and accurate transmission of purchase orders and change orders to suppliers.

  5. Collect purchase order acknowledgements and advanced shipment notifications (ASN’s) from suppliers as per company requirements. File with PO documents.

  6. Communicate any supplier capacity constraints or lead time issues to planning so they can manage appropriately.

  7. Configure/improve logistics routes to balance the needs of the business and optimize total cost.

  8. Manage and close out accounts payable issues to ensure timely and correct payment of invoices.

  9. Update ERP data (supplier lead times, pricing, economic order quantities (EOQ), safety stock, pay terms, FOB terms, own all part planning parameters, etc).

  10. Communicate supplier performance successes/issues to Category managers as an input regarding overall supplier performance.

  11. Provide pertinent and timely information to suppliers such as demand forecasts to assist suppliers in their capacity and material planning.

  12. Plan and manage inventory position and inventory turns minimizing E&O for all assigned items

  13. Prepare purchase orders, claims, vendor agreements, bids, proposals, etc.

  14. Expedite shipments to assure parts are delivered on schedule, at the negotiated price and meets quality standards.

  15. Research and resolve product claims, invoicing discrepancies, etc.

  16. Prepares and maintains monthly reports: forecasts, stock-out statistics.

  17. Expected to develop and maintain detailed knowledge and skill with purchasing modules of any business enterprises software system used by the division, and update same based on the changing needs of the division.

  18. Support Supply/Demand Planning Manager on special projects

  19. Other duties as assigned.



Education and Experience

  1. BS/BA in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Logistics/Operations, Engineering or other related field. An appropriate combination of education and directly related experience is acceptable if the ability to perform duties and responsibilities is demonstrated.

  2. 3-5 years procurement or other supply chain related experience with demonstrated ability to perform essential functions

Computers and Technology

  1. Proficient with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook)


  1. APICS CPIM or CSCP Preferred

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities

Work Environment and Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Office environment involves frequent standing, sitting, and walking. Daily administrative tasks require frequent use of eye, hand, and finger coordination for accurate typing, paperwork, and other tasks. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Job ID 2019-31783

# of Openings 1

Category Supply Chain

Platform IMI Precision Engineering