Urschel is the global leader in design and manufacture of precision high-speed size reduction machinery. With over 50 models offered, all machines are made to exacting standards at our advanced manufacturing facility in Chesterton, Indiana. We are seeking experienced candidates for the position of Indirect Materials Buyer.
Reporting to the Purchasing Manager, the Indirect Materials Buyer is responsible for the buying and expediting functions for purchased product, with an emphasis on MRO and services. Primary job duties include:
administering the procure-to-pay process for purchased product;
expediting purchased products when necessary;
maintaining accurate information on the supply master record;
executing competitive bid processes where feasible;
ensuring alternate Suppliers are identified and qualified for critical items;
coordinating product returns to Suppliers;
utilizing cost reduction and price analysis methods to obtain best value of purchased product.
Urschel focuses on building remarkable machinery and providing an equally outstanding work environment. Benefit highlights include employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), exceptional health insurance, generous vacation time, holidays, and 401(k) with employer contribution.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum five years of professional indirect-material buying experience in a manufacturing setting, be competent in data gathering and analysis, and be willing to travel on a limited basis. Applicants must possess excellent communication talents, must be of an analytical mindset, must be able to research and make purchase decisions, and have proven ability to foster productive relationships with coworkers and suppliers.
Urschel Food Cutting Equipment is Built to Last Nobody in the world builds a machine as well as Urschel Laboratories, Inc. With the company's longstanding history and design philosophy, it is easy to see how quality is built into every part manufactured. This philosophy began in 1910 and continues on with Urschel employees who are dedicated to this high level of excellence and precision. A Company... Built on History Why does a company that designs and manufactures food cutting machines call themselves a "laboratory"? It all started when William Urschel designed the Gooseberry Snipper in 1910 to remove the stem and blossom ends from gooseberries. The Gooseberry Snipper was a grand mechanical triumph that signaled the start of a small company in Valparaiso, Indiana that would later become Urschel Laboratories, Inc., known worldwide for precision-engineered size reduction equipment. He continued to experiment with new ideas and invented many revolutionary machines for the food industry.