Job Summary:

Purchase of MRO items, raw materials, tools and services. Keep TS16949 documents up-to-date.

Buyer / Planner - LaGrange
A Fast Paced automotive supplier - LaGrange

Your tasks

  • Understand, abide by and promote the FNST safety policies and practices at all times.
  • Understand and support the FNST Growtth and Lean Process for continual improvement including leadership and facilitation of activities.
  • Understand and support the FNST Quality Policy and associated guidelines, processes and requirements as necessary to ensure continual company value, customer satisfaction and market status.
  • Understand and support the FNST Environmental Policy and assure compliance.
  • Collects, analyzes, and summarizes information and trends.
  • Places purchase orders for materials and operating supplies on a timely basis.
  • Expedites shipments and ensures materials are received by due date.
  • Analyzes MRP (Material Requirement Planning) reports.
  • Responsible for inventory control.
  • Conducts cycle counts to ensure inventory accuracy and resolves issues.
  • Conducts annual inventory to comply with FNST policy.
  • Monitor FIFO for raw materials.
  • Monitor SAP report for material movement issues, correct accordingly and resolve.
  • Assesses and resolves problems between suppliers and company personnel.
  • Price negotiations with vendors are an integral part of this job.
  • Proactively follows-up on orders to assure uninterrupted flow of materials.
  • Forecasts material requirements to satisfy customer demands.
  • Maintaining TS16949 documents and monitoring conformance.

All other duties as required.

Our expectations


Minimum –

High school degree with 3-5 years purchasing experience.


Preferred –

4 year degree or comparative purchasing experience.

CPM or CPIM certifications would be a plus.

Must have a high level of proficiency in business mathematical skills and reasoning ability.

Good phone and written communication skills.

Computer literate in Office Suite applications.

Thorough knowledge of MRP.

Pricing and negotiating experience.

Knowledge of SAP.

Understands Bill of material.

Problem solving skills.

Experience working with outside supplier.


Internal applicants: Please complete a self nomination form and send to your Division HR Lead, along with a copy of your resume. You can get a Self Nomination form from your Human Resources department. Agencies / Direct Placement: Freudenberg-NOK (FNST) has a team of dedicated recruiters who are responsible for all hiring needs within FNST. Our practice is to partner and work with our approved vendors only and on an as needed basis. FNST has identified and finalized our list of preferred vendors for the calendar year and the review process has been closed. We do not accept resumes from recruiting agencies that are not a preferred vendor, have not been authorized or approved by Corporate Recruiting to partner on a position and have not signed FNST's vendor agreement. Any resumes submitted from unapproved vendors will be considered unsolicited, and FNST will not be obligated to pay a referral fee. As a condition of employment, the incumbent shall learn, abide by and sponsor the Guiding Principles of the Freudenberg Group.

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Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies
Ari Gelberman ∙ Talent Acquisition ∙ 47690 East Anchor Court ∙ 48170 Plymouth ∙
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