Brunswick Lowe Boats - Buyer in Lebanon, Missouri

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Join the leader in the aluminum boat industry.

At Lowe Boats we pride ourselves with building the highest quality, most durable and innovative fishing boats in the industry. If you have a passion for fishing or boating, and desire a career in a growing organization with a team focus, we encourage you to apply for a position with us. Lowe Boats is looking for individuals to join our team who are proud of our incredible legacy and share in our vision to create life-long memories on the water!

Lowe Boats, a leading manufacturer of aluminum fishing boats and pontoons, has an open Buyer position.


  • Plan and formulate part(s) needs by analyzing MRP screens/reports and requisitions.

  • Place purchase orders needed to ensure fulfillment of material requirements (Production, Pre-Production, ECN, Service Parts or Indirect/MRO).

  • Ensure suppliers are on schedule, and expedite as required to facilitate timely deliveries.


  • Govern material requirements and deliveries for assigned parts/commodities/suppliers and create and/or adjusting PO's accordingly

  • Establish commitments with suppliers necessary to support daily/weekly demand requirements.

  • Analyze requirements for the part or commodity for validity from areas with demands (i.e., manufacturing, service, and engineering).

  • Make adjustments for known capacity or service capabilities. Interact with manufacturing, engineering, other Purchasing personnel, and suppliers to determine constraints in supply.

  • Make adjustments necessary due to production build forecast changes and ensure suppliers are able to support changes.

  • Work with suppliers and accounts payable to resolve invoice/payment issues.

  • Optimize inventory levels by using JIT/lean principles and minimize E&O in a short life cycle environment.

  • Assist materials team in supplier performance monitoring, improvement, savings, and quoting process.

  • Responsible for maintaining delivery dates and related information in the system (PO management)

  • Improve supplier quality levels. Provide timely and detailed communications to the supply base regarding quality, delivery, and warranty issues. This includes the timely resolution of SCAR's, Warranty Claims, Receiving and Invoice issues. Lead and support Lean Six Sigma initiatives that drive improvements in Quality, Delivery and Cost.

  • Support Engineering Change Processes and New Product Development Initiatives. Review all ECN's to support the effectively of all new parts to be phased in, old parts to be phased out, and part revisions with the goal of minimizing obsolete inventory. Support new tooling requirements, prototypes, PPAP's, pre-production requirements, and production launch timelines. WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING TO OUR WINNING TEAM: REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field, preferred.

  • 3-5 years of procurement, inventory control and part sourcing experience required, 5+ preferred.

  • Purchasing certification(s), preferred.

  • MRP, MRO and Kanban experience, required.

  • Understand and effectively utilize MRP/AS400 scheduling and releasing systems.

  • Experience in negotiations and problem solving with suppliers, required.

  • Strong Excel experience, required.

  • Proficient computer and key boarding skills, required.

  • Requires the ability to perform problem solving activities, identifying problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options for potential solutions.

  • Must have the ability to multi-task by balancing multiple projects at any given time in a fast paced environment.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in a team environment with strong customer service skills.

  • Green Belt certified, preferred

  • Must be results driven, self-motivated and accountable in a culture changing environment.

  • Quality systems and procedures - including ISO 9001, Supplier Corrective Action Requests (SCAR's), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), preferredLowe(R) Boats has been a leader in the aluminum boat industry for over 40 years. From bass boats, Jon boats, deep vee boats to pontoon boats, these boats are built for fun, built to fish and built to last. We're looking for people who love what they do. At Lowe Boats, we work hard, and play harder. We're seeking individuals who are energetic, positive and enthusiastic about their day-to-day positions and are willing to commit their time, knowledge and creativity to help us grow Lowe Boats. Because at the end of the day, we're building on tradition, and we're selling fun!All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and protected veteran status. Brunswick Corporation is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer ( M inorities / F emales / D isabled / V eterans) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and protected veteran status.Brunswick was honored as a 2016 Military Friendly Employer by Victory Media and GI Jobs! Veterans and Reservists strongly encouraged to apply! Follow us via Social Media! Brunswick Corporation at Brunswick Careers at You Tube at Twitter at Pinterest at Follow us and stay up-to-date on exciting career opportunities & news!

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Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) is home to the people behind life’s passions. Our company is made up of some of the world’s leading lifestyle brands in categories such as recreational boats, marine engines, fitness equipment, active recreation, and activated workplace products. While we are family to 14,000 employees around the world, three divisions in more than 30 countries create a local environment, with our global headquarters in the Chicago suburb of Mettawa, IL.