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New Product Development Buyer

Location: Michigan City, Indiana, United States
Job ID: R0013969
Date Posted: Dec 1, 2022
Segment: Industry
Business Unit: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems
Company Name: Sullair, LLC
Profession (Job Category): Customer Service & Contact Center Operations
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Summary of the position:

The NPD Buyer will purchase industrial goods that may include castings, machined parts, fabrications, engines, motors, mechanical subassemblies, electronics, fasteners, fittings and MRO’s.

This position reports to the Senior Manager of New Product Development & System Management and works on site in Sullair's Manufacturing Plant in Michigan City, Indiana.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Purchase Order Management & Order Execution through SAP
  • Non-Conforming Material Management
  • Invoice and Pricing Resolution
  • Expediting and Order Tracking
  • Internal Status Communication
  • Procurement Planning and Project Management
  • Maintain Revision Control for all Material
  • Enable supplier participation with Supplier Web tool
  • Daily Supplier Management and Communication
  • Control Direct and Indirect Cost to meet Program Margins
  • Prioritization and Communication of Workload for Receiving, Inspection, and Quality Teams
  • Departmental Metric Accountability - On-Time Delivery, Material Flow, Inventory Management
  • Establishing Accurate SAP Planning Parameters and Material Replenishment Strategies
  • Collaboration with Commodity Managers to Select Sources and Obtain Quotes
  • Collaboration with Engineering, Quality, and Program Management on NPD Objectives and Risk Mitigation



  • BS Degree or equivalent work experience, preferred

Professional experience:

  • 5 years’ purchasing, planning or supply chain experience within industrial manufacturing
  • Knowledge of MRP system(s) (SAP) and Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills a must.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, adapt to change, and work well across all levels of the organization
  • Ability to creatively solve problems
  • Self- Motivated and Assertive
  • Strong interpersonal and active listening skills

Key behaviors:

  • Candidate must work well in a team environment. Strict attention to detail. Ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently on a daily basis. Must be results-oriented, high energy, and a representative of the Sullair Values.

Direct reports:

  • N/A

The successful candidate is responsible for complying with Sullair’s Code of Ethics and related policies. In performing the job, the incumbent shall take all steps necessary to comply with our safety rules and requirements and must actively support the organization's efforts to meet and exceed its goals of creating and maintaining a safe workplace.

This description is to serve as a guide. It is intended to be flexible and will continue to evolve over time with business needs and demands and may be updated periodically and at the Company's discretion.

Sullair is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate based on race, religion, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or other protected categories under applicable law, whether in recruitment, employment, promotion, transfer, compensation, or other conditions of employment.

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