Senior Buyer

Custom Profile | Grand Rapids, MI

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Posted Date 6/11/2024

Custom Profile is seeking an experienced Senior Buyer.

Do you have a desire to be an integral part of a Supply Chain team?

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 Senior Buyer will be responsible for managing the material supply chain for optimization of resources (human and automated) to achieve customer satisfaction, productivity, schedule adherence and corporate economic goals. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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, sales, engineering 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.
  • 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.


  • Competitive Salary, paid weekly
  • Performance based bonuses
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts
  • 401k with company match
  • Gym Reimbursements
  • Monthly wellness events with the opportunity to earn wellness points toward wellness items
  • Monthly community service events
  • Attendance Bonus of up to 4 paid days per year
  • Apprenticeship Program
  • Paid Time Off
  • On-Site Flu Shots
  • On-Site Biometric Screening
  • Family Summer Outing
  • Annual Company Meeting
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Professional Training and Development Opportunities
  • Referral Bonus Program
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave


Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years of materials management and resin procurement experience
  • Personnel management experience
  • Bachelor Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Operations or related field preferred, but not required.
  • ERP/MRP Experience
  • APICS certification preferred, but not required.

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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