Role + Responsibilities


This position is responsible for buying material and services, negotiating price, scheduling suppliers’ deliveries, and interfacing with all manufacturing supervisors to ensure effective utilization of material resources.  This is accomplished through a planning and scheduling process yielding timely and complete availability of quality material and/or services and meeting the cost and inventory objectives of the business based upon manufacturing needs and the sales forecast/business plan.  This individual will act as a lead/mentor to Buyer/Planner assistants.


Major Responsibilities:


  • Process purchase requisitions, issue requests for quotes to suppliers, process systems generated purchase order numbers, and process purchase change orders.
  • Administer daily documentation to support procurement process, including maintaining traceability and obtaining QCS required documentation for specifications, drawings, artwork, pricing, returned material authorizations, purchase agreement data, acknowledgements, and routine administrative duties.
  • Be fully responsible with complete ownership, management, and integrity for purchasing data input for assigned programs through the Syteline ERP system.
  • Solicit quotations from preferred supply base with limited direction in support of purchases and/or bids.
  • Negotiate price based on historical and similar part pricing to determine best value, perform price analysis for purchase orders as required, select sources from approved supplier listing, document, approve, and place orders/change orders in accordance with delegation of authority and documentation requirements.
  • Contact suppliers to validate ship dates and negotiate deliveries to meet Manufacturing need dates and inventory goals.  Identify chronic part/source delivery or quality problems.
  • May require on-site visits to supplier for problem resolution and/or schedule expediting.
  • Interface with all departments through daily responsibilities or special project participation.
  • Strive for 100% internal and external customer satisfaction by obtaining and maintaining a clear understanding of the customer’s needs and providing products and services which totally satisfy customer requirements.
  • Operate in accordance with Corporate, Operations, and Division policies and practices, and in compliance with accepted business ethics.
  • The position requires daily work at Endress+Hauser Optical Analysis’ headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan.



Qualification + Profile




  • Bachelor’s degree in appropriate discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 2 years of purchasing experience in a manufacturing facility.
  • Experienced and skilled using an ERP system.
  • Experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Teams.
  • Supervisory or management experience a plus.



Benefits + Perks

  • The security of working for an international family-owned company
  • Wide range of training opportunities
  • Comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental and vision
  • Competitive compensation
  • Bonus opportunities
  • Life insurance
  • Generous paid-time-off
  • 401(k) savings with company match


Contact us + Apply

If this position is of interest to you, please apply via the link. We look forward to hearing from you!



Who we are

Endress+Hauser is a global leader in measurement instrumentation, services and solutions for industrial process engineering. Despite employing over 14,000 people worldwide, we have remained a family company, and are proud of our close-knit working environment. There are always two sides to working with us - the professional and the personal. Together they add up to a more rewarding career, day in and day out.

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We look forward to hearing from you!

Nearest Major Market: Ann Arbor
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit