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    • Job Tracking ID: 512093-640205
    • Job Location: Germantown, WI
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: July 16, 2018
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: January 9, 2015
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Job Description:

MGS Mfg. Group has an exciting opportunity for a full-time, Buyer at our molding facility in Germantown, WI.  

 MGS is an engineering house, a toolmaker, an injection molder, a blow molder, and a custom machine builder. Through customer demand and active progression on our part, we have been expanding our services since we opened our doors in 1982. The MGS Mfg. Group adapts to the needs of our customers along with cultivating new concepts and goals within the plastic industry.  Throughout our growth and constant change, we have remained a partner to our customers, suppliers, and employees by learning from them, growing with them, and most importantly, never forgetting that without them, the evolution and success of this corporation would not have been possible. To learn more visit us at www.mgstech.com.

The Buyer is responsible for developing and maintaining commodity suppliers, purchasing assigned materials at the lowest total cost for the quantity, quality, and delivery required, and communicate promptly any material problems and lead in finding solutions. 

 As a Buyer, you will..

  • Develop and maintain responsible suppliers for those specified commodities.  Know the key personnel at each major supplier; understand their production processes and internal systems.
  • Conduct reviews of supplier’s facilities and product/process capabilities to assess current and potential supplier qualification. 
  • Maintain a strong supplier database utilizing the supplier scorecard ranking their performance.  This report is completed on a monthly basis grading suppliers on key measures such as quality, delivery, price, and cost savings.
  • Obtain competitive quotations and select suppliers based on quality, cost, lead-time, service and financial stability.
  • Obtain the lowest possible cost through negotiation, competitive bidding, and market and supplier knowledge. Analyze and evaluate quotes from potential suppliers.
  • Aggressively seek and recommend cost saving possibilities based upon new sources, substitutes, improved systems, or new items.
  • Review demands via MRP output using ERP software and negotiates the placement of purchase orders with suppliers who can meet required delivery dates.
  • Expedite materials when required and handle any rejections or other problems on materials purchased.
  • Communicate with customer service, program managers, accounting, shipping, receiving, quality and other departments as needed.
  • Monitor current purchase price to current standard cost via Purchase Price Variance (PPV) report.  Establish a PPV favorable minimum goal to achieve a targeted annual cost savings goal.  
  • Understand the computerized procurement system (ERP) and its relationship to the various interfacing systems.  Maintain all purchasing databases to ensure dependent departments have prompt, accurate information.  Use generated reports and screens for control and purchasing decisions.

Experience and Skills:

This might be the job for you if you have:

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required. 
  • Two to four years of purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment or a combination of on-the-job training and experience.
  • Experience with MRP/ERP systems.
  • Understanding of customer demands and lead times.
  • Understanding of supplier lead times.
  • Ability to develop supplier relationships.
  • Computer skills such as Microsoft Excel, Word, and Powerpoint.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Negotiating skills is a plus.
  • Plastics and/or manufacturing experience.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and be a team player.
  • Possess a positive attitude.

Why you should apply:

  • Great Benefits
  • 401K Match
  • Paid Holidays
  • Growth and Advancement Opportunities
  • Excellent Teamwork and culture


To apply and learn more about MGS Mfg. Group, go to www.mgscareers.com

Succeed with MGS! MGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.