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Buyer - Master Data

Company: Enersys
Location: Richmond
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

EnerSys is the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. We have over thirty manufacturing and assembly plants worldwide servicing over 10,000 customers in more than 100 countries. Worldwide headquarters are located in Reading, PA, USA with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia. We complement our extensive line of Motive Power and Energy Systems with a full range of integrated services and systems. With sales and service locations throughout the world, and over 100 years of battery experience, EnerSys is the power/full solution for stored DC power products. We continue to grow in our industry by ensuring all employees possess the following core competencies: customer focused, team player, engaged, ethical, strong communication skills, and works safely.

Job Purpose

The Buyer ensures an uninterrupted supply of quality materials that meet targets for cost, inventory, and supplier management goals. Coordinate's activities involved with procuring goods and services, such as raw materials, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, and advertising, in a timely and cost-effective manner. Maintains professional relationships with vendors, production personnel, and corporate purchasing representative in a time urgent, demanding position. Generates purchase orders to support scheduled production activities; coordinates materials and production to meet customer demand.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works closely with the Master Planner to ensure that material is being ordered in coordination with schedules.
  • Maintain accuracy in SAP for demand and item master.
  • Adheres to purchasing policies, processes and procedures.
  • Uses knowledge of material planning and engineering processes and procedures to coordinate product deliveries.
  • Maintain proper inventory levels for each part at all times in order to fill customer orders.
  • Identify part shortages and expedite.
  • Maintains strategic relationships with suppliers and execute agreements and scorecards.
  • Constantly monitor inventory levels, production scheduling demand and execute to the MRP or SAP exception messages.
  • Verify demand, generate purchase orders and compare standard cost to the actual pricing.
  • Plans and analyses inventory levels by verifying available on hand stock.
  • Generate system purchase requisitions, place purchase orders and verify part number specifications and price. Obtains purchase order confirmation from suppliers confirming price, delivery and payment terms.
  • Expedites material from suppliers to meet the master production plan.
  • Verifies receipt of items by comparing items received to items ordered and resolves shipment discrepancies from suppliers.
  • Manages optimal inventory levels and develops a "plan for every part" to increase material availability and increase inventory turns.
  • Maintains Purchase Order information accessible by sorting and filing documents by supplier and date.
  • Develops an intimate knowledge of the company's ERP system in all relevant modules.
  • Develops / Implements an efficient and accurate system for monitoring all Open Purchase Orders
  • Ability to translate, statistically analyze data, and effectively report problems through written and/or graphical formats.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree in business or related field from an accredited institution and minimum of (3) three years of work experience in Purchasing and/or Material Planning Management, (preferably in manufacturing) required

  • OR- a minimum (6) six years of direct Purchasing experience in manufacturing setting

Competencies: Knowledge of the legal and ethical boundaries of procurement. Raw material source, logistics and negotiation.

  • Possess above average computer, written and verbal communication skills; proficient in use of MS office. Ability to create spreadsheets for analysis and tracking. Negotiation and excellent interpersonal skills. Understands material supply and manufacturing principles.
  • Language Skills:
  • Ability to read, analyze, interpret, and communicate in standard business English. Good written and oral communications skill with the ability to respond to complex inquiries.
  • Ability to write complex instructions and correspondence; and present information in one-on-one and small group situations; to customers, vendors and other employees of the organization.

  • Mathematical Skills:
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure.
  • Must be able to compute rate, ratio and percent; with the ability to develop and interpret graphs used for presentation or reports.

  • Reasoning Ability:
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions supplied in both written and verbal format. Ability to prioritize.

Computer Skills:

  • Comprehensive understanding of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Ability to use computer systems such as MPR, SAP and standard office software effectively to assist in procurement.
  • Proficient Experience in an ERP system.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of inventory control, purchasing and manufacturing/production planning.
  • Willingness to negotiate and build relationships with suppliers
  • Ability to work well with a team / Strong Interpersonal skills
  • Able to prioritize in a fast paced environment and have a keen attention to detail

Supervisory Responsibilites: None

Travel Required: Minimal

General Job Requirements

  • This position will work in an office setting, expect minimal physical demands.

EnerSys provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled

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