Buyer- MRO

Company Name:
Polaris Industries
Job Description
Manages the MRO supply base to ensure that all suppliers meet expectations for quality, delivery, cost, and technology for the Spirit Lake and Milford facilities.
1. Manage the total acquisition cost of MRO items.
2. Prepares and solicits requests for quotes and proposals.
3. Manage central stores to maintain accurate inventories, set adequate stock levels, and determine actions for non-moving items
4. Coordinate the implementation of cost reduction projects, working in conjunction with the MRO purchasing team
5. Monitors supplier capabilities, lead-times, and capacity to ensure on-time delivery of MRO items needed to support production, maintenance, and other end users.
6. Conduct in-depth analysis of costing information provided by supplier and supplier''s financial reporting.
7. Leads negotiations and problem resolution discussions with suppliers and ensures the adequacy and timeliness of supplier correction action plans.
8. Identifies new product and process technologies and facilitates introducing the organization to suppliers that may possess new or superior technical capabilities.
9. Manages the plants purchase requisition system; including negotiating best pricing and quality and submitting PO's to suppliers.
10. Other duties as assigned by supervisor
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE 1. BS/BA in Business, Operations, or Engineering required.
2. Effective negotiation, communication, decision making, and problem solving skills.
3. 1-3 years previous materials planning or purchasing experience preferred.
4. Highly organized and effective in managing multiple priorities and deadlines.
5. Ability to professionally represent Polaris with suppliers. Capable of reading and interpreting engineering documentation and technical data.
6. Good
skills including; excel, PowerPoint, word, and access
7. Basic knowledge of MRP
WORKING CONDITIONS: 1. Fast-paced office environment.
2. Up to 25% travel may be required
Education Requirements
4 year degree or higher
About this location
Spirit Lake,
, population of 4,907 people, is one of the most beautiful and dynamic cities in the Midwest. It is located in the center of the Iowa Great Lakes. Spirit Lake is a full-service city offering a wide variety of recreation, employment and social opportunities to citizens and visitors. Spirit Lake has a vibrant downtown with a variety of retail businesses and an industrial park that provides current employers and potential companies with attractive amenities. Spirit Lake is a great place to raise a family. We have excellent schools and many opportunities for involvement in religious activities, scouting, dance, and art. Children are safe here and can enjoy the quality of life that we all want them to have. Spirit Lake is a rapidly developing city, boasting one of the fastest growing economies in Northwest Iowa.
About Polaris
Recognized as the leader in the Powersports industry, Polaris Industries prides itself on recognizing and developing top talent to take its people and company to the next level.
Polaris is transforming from a North American based company to a global company with over 4,500 employees in 15 different countries spanning five continents of North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Polaris Industries is headquartered just outside of Minneapolis in Medina,
with annual 2012 sales of $3.2 billion.
Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road
, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER and RZR side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles,
and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles.
Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory and Indian motorcycle brands. Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the global on-road small electric/hybrid powered vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie SA, Aixam Mega S.A.S., and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Polaris and KLIM branded apparel and Polaris accessories and parts.
Polaris offers you an opportunity to come on board and make a difference. We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive relocation package. To round it off, a benefits package that allows you to work hard and play harder.
Req No.: 3199BR
Title: Buyer- MRO
Job Category: Purchasing/Logistics
Location: US - Spirit Lake, IA
Status: Full-Time
Education Requirements: 4 year degree or higher
Years of Experience Required: 1 plus years of experience

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