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Location: Michigan City, Indiana, United States
Job ID: R0047857
Date Posted: Apr 18, 2024
Segment: Connective Industries
Business Unit: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems
Profession (Job Category): Customer Service & Contact Center Operations
Job Type (Experience Level): Entry Level
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Summary of the position:

The Buyer - Purchasing will purchase industrial goods that may include castings, machine parts, fabrications, engines, motors, mechanical subassemblies, electronics, fasteners, fittings, and MROs.

This position is located on-site in Michigan City, Indiana.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Purchase Order Management & Order Execution through MRP
  • Non-Conforming Material Management
  • Invoice and Pricing Resolution
  • Expediting and Order Tracking
  • Internal Status Communication
  • Departmental Metric Accountability - On-Time Delivery, Material Flow, Inventory Management
  • Establishing Accurate SAP Planning Parameters and Material Replenishment Strategies
  • Various Procurement Planning Tasks
  • Work with planners to obtain delivery dates for production shortages, and report back to the production team
  • Enable supplier participation with Supplier Web tool
  • Daily Supplier Management and Communication



  • BS Degree or equivalent work experience, preferred

Professional experience:

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

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 Hitachi Global Air Power Values.

Direct reports:

  • N/A

The successful candidate is responsible for complying with Hitachi Global Air Power US 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.

Hitachi Global Air Power US 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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