Buyer - Ventrac

Orrville, OH
Apr 29, 2021
May 29, 2021
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Ventrac, a division of the Toro Company, is a growth-oriented company located in Orrville, Ohio. Our team is dedicated to excellence through innovation, a strong work ethic and quality workmanship. Join the Ventrac team who feels passionate about the products we build for commercial lawn care use. We are known for our culture of respect and collaboration, which can be measured by our low turnover, open communication, and the excitement in the air. We believe our employees are truly the most valuable asset. We not only believe that, but we also make decisions that align with that concept. We are dedicated to attracting and developing a diverse team of individuals who are committed to the success of our team at Ventrac.

We invite you to apply and join a team of highly skilled, and highly passionate people.

This position is responsible for the preparation and execution of procurement contracts for basic products and services in support of the operational needs of the organization. They will coordinate closely with the planning and materials function to insure timely delivery. They will work with the Supplier Quality function to insure consistency of product, and will follow the strategic direction of the Procurement organization.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Procure build-to-print components, assemblies and/or services

  • Prepare electronic solicitations, review proposals, issue purchase orders

  • Insure timely delivery to schedule

  • Negotiate, prioritize and review supplier delivery schedules, closely coordinating with the Procurement function

  • Monitor supplier performance

  • Conduct informal negotiations

  • Issue blanket agreements and service agreement orders

  • Support integrated product teams as required

  • Interface with engineering, planning, and quality control

  • Source and select suppliers for specific components

  • Monitor and communicate appropriate metrics such as supplier on-time delivery, inventory turns, and inventory accuracy

  • Participate in improvement plans and inventory reduction initiatives


  • Action Oriented

  • Customer Focus

  • Dealing with Ambiguity

  • Drive for Results

  • Functional/Technical Skills

  • Integrity and Trust

  • Learning on the Fly

  • Peer Relationships

  • Personal Learning

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires significant experience in a products related industry/environment

  • Ability to work in team environment

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent negotiation skills

  • Experience with basic information technology (word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail, Internet)

  • Good problem solving skills and experience

  • High level of diplomacy and the ability to relate to people at all levels

  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and capabilities, company products, technology and financial requirements

  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing tools and techniques and ERP systems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BA/BS or equivalent experience required.

  • A technical degree or experience would be a plus.

  • Appropriate experience in operations and procurement.

  • Lean Manufacturing expertise preferred.

  • RP experience preferred.

  • C.P.M Certification preferred.

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