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Sr. Buyer

Date: Sep 6, 2019

Easom Automation is a Lincoln Electric Company.  We design, manufacture and service advanced automation, robotic solutions, servo mechatronic solutions for the aerospace, automotive and heavy equipment industry. Due to the high demand of our standard and custom engineered products, we are expanding our vertically integrated company.  We offer growth opportunities and competitive compensation and benefits packages.



Position Summary

Purchase components, equipment, tooling, MRO items and services utilizing new and/or existing suppliers in support of the company’s operations. Ensures on-time delivery of goods and services at the lowest cost and conforming quality.  


Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review requisitions for goods and services.
  • Prepare bid documents, solicit proposals, evaluate and make purchasing recommendation.
  • Responsible for lowest cost sourcing of assigned parts or service; including but not limited to MRO, make-to-print, commercial, etc.
  • Focus on on-time, specification compliant and cost effective execution
  • Participate in the evaluation of suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities, and the supplier's reputation and history.
  • Confer with Engineering and PM staff, users and supplier to discuss defective (nonconforming) goods or services, and determine corrective action plan.
  • Regularly follow-up with the selected supplier to ensure timely delivery. Escalates issue and participates in resolution
  • Support and coordinate with material planning group
  • Process work records as required
  • Maintain a clean safe working environment
  • Adheres to the company policies and procedures

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.  An Associate’s degree with 8 years’ experience may be acceptable
  • Certification as Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) is desired
  • Min. 8 years procurement / production experience, preferably in the machine tool or automation sector.
  • Certification as Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) is desired
  • Min. 8 years procurement / production experience, preferably in the machine tool or automation sector.
  • Basic Blue Print reading
  • Excellent understanding of Engineering Bills of Material (BOM)
  • Must have excellent organizational, administrative, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be capable of interfacing with personnel at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong team orientation
  • Business acumen and negotiation skills
  • Proficient is the use of automated ordering systems
  • Working knowledge of inventory and logistic processes
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing equipment, systems and processes.
  •  Personal computer training
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficient with ERP system


 Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here 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.

  • Physical demands:  While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Repetition with activity; computer work.
  • Ability to climb stairs or ladders, work at various heights
  • Work environment:  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.

Lincoln Electric is a $2.5B publicly traded company (NASDAQ) with over 10,000 employees around the world. With operations in over 40 manufacturing locations in 19 countries, we are well positioned to continue this partnership and poised to grow with our customers. 

As a part of that continuing legacy, you will contribute to a new generation of innovation and experience the pride that comes with being part of the solution to the world’s challenges.  It is a great time to be part of the welding industry!

Lincoln Electric does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters.  Resumes submitted to any employee(s) of Lincoln Electric without a signed vendor agreement, by the Manager of Recruiting & Training, will become property of Lincoln Electric.  Verbal or written commitments from any other member of Lincoln Electric will not be considered binding terms.  Lincoln Electric will not pay a fee to any third-party recruiter that has not coordinated their recruiting activity through the Recruiting Department.

Employment Status: Salary Full-Time 
Function: Supply Management 
Section:  Easom Automation Systems (US78) 


Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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