Supply Chain Buyer,

Custom Profile | Grand Rapids, MI

Posted Date 5/12/2023

Custom Profile is seeking an experienced Supply Chain Buyer, for our Grand Rapids Michigan location

Do you have a desire to be an integral part of a Supply Chain team, working closely with production scheduling and maintenance? Would you want to lead the MRO and MRP replenishment categories in Grand Rapids, MI? 

Want to help in the growth of a company by exceeding customer service levels, managing inventory levels and collaborating with teams to drive continuous improvement of shared process?

 Our Organization:

Custom Profile is an employee-owned company that develops and manufactures specialty thermoplastic profile extrusions and sub-assemblies with locations in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Camden, SC and Juarez, Mexico. Our in-house tooling design and fabrication allows for complete control of quality and reduced lead times. The company boasts a blue-chip customer base, including Herman Miller, Haworth, Hon/Allsteel, Steelcase, Whirlpool, Electrolux, GE Appliance, 3M and others. 


  • Competitive Salary and performance based bonuses
  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts
  • 401k with company match
  • Gym Reimbursements

Our Opportunity:

  • Plan and execute procurement of raw materials using MRP, Kanban, and other demand triggers as required.
  • Maintain strong working relationships and communication with scheduling, manufacturing, maintenance and key suppliers. 
  • Cycle count inventory items. Complete root cause analysis and correction for recurring differences.
  • Analyze and manage MRP, Source list, and material master parameters. Proactively report material availability issues.
  • Work with Program Management teams to ensure material availability for new projects or engineering changes.
  • Inventory Management: Work closely with
    • production, scheduling and suppliers to achieve inventory,
    • service, and cost goals.
    • Identify and participate in the creation of other key goals to drive supply chain success.
  • Maintain RM items in ERP database to include current price, lead times, reorder quantities, reorder point/safety stock, and specific PO information. 
  • Update Safety Data sheets and Technical Data sheets as needed.
  • Maintain purchase order status in IQMS and monitor PO’s to ensure on-time deliveries.
  • Supplier Management: Participate in or lead RFQ’s, cost savings initiatives, negotiations, and supplier evaluations as needed.
  • Work with the Custom Profile quality team and suppliers to resolve non-conforming RM issues.
  • Complete special projects and assignments as requested.
  • Promote and maintain a culture and attitude of continuous improvement, working within the company team to make Custom Profile a more efficient, safe and enjoyable place to work.


Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Three to five years’ experience in any combination of Supply Chain Planning, Office Administration or Operations. A suitable combination of education and experience will also be considered.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, or Operations preferred.
  • Procurement experience preferred.
  • ERP and MRP experience preferred.
  • Valid Michigan Drivers’ License and vehicle required for local pickups.

Strengths in the following areas:

  • Knowledge and understanding of Supply Chain concepts and application.
  • Strong analytical, planning and organizational skills.
  • Effective negotiation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills (oral and written)
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently under pressure and react quickly to changing priorities.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. 
  • Safety glasses, hearing protection and closed-toe shoes must be worn on the production floor. 
  • Some travel, mostly local, is occasionally required. 


Job Type
Full time
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