Buyers Products Careers

Talented employees are Buyers Products Company’s most valuable asset and the foundation of our success. Each day, our employees uphold our longstanding culture of Pride, Teamwork, Integrity, Passion, Innovation, and a Sense of Urgency. We provide an inclusive work place where individuals take pride working in a challenging environment.


Buyers Products Company is committed to creating a diverse, equal opportunity workplace. It is our practice to recruit, hire, develop, and promote individuals across all job families without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age or disability or any other protected classification under applicable federal, state, or local law.

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If you enjoy a team dynamic and want to be part of a company that fosters personal and professional success, reach out to us about any of the positions below at careers@buyersproducts.comPlease note the position you are applying for in the subject line.

We are actively recruiting for the following:

Department Position

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Available

Human Resources Human Resources Coordinator 1
Human Resources Human Resources Intern 1
Product Management Product Management Intern 1
Product Management Product Management Intern (Snow & Ice) 2
Operations EHS Manager 1
Production Quality Assurance Manager 1
Production Scheduler/Planner 1
Production Automation Engineer 1
Production Continuous Improvement Engineer 1
Production Quality Engineer 2
Customer Service Customer Service Representative 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Human Resources Coordinator

The Human Resources Coordinator is responsible for providing administrative support to the human resource function as needed, including record keeping, file maintenance and HRIS entry.

 

Primary Job Duties

  • Administer health and welfare plans, including enrollments, changes and terminations.
  • Process required documents through payroll and insurance providers to ensure accurate record-keeping and proper deductions.
  • Perform customer service functions by answering employee requests and questions.
  • Complete forms I-9, verifies I-9 documentation and maintains I-9 files.
  • Assist with processing of terminations.
  • Make photocopies; mail, scan and email documents; and perform other administrative functions.
  • File documents into appropriate employee files.
  • Assist or prepare correspondence as requested.
  • Prepare new-employee files and benefit enrollment packets.
  • Ensure background checks and all other pre-employment testing is completed.
  • Other related duties & responsibilities as assigned.

Skills/ Experience

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must have strong organizational, communication and documentation skills and stay on a determined timeline
  • Should have a good business acumen, with attention to detail and strong analytical skills
  • Must be proactive and anticipate next steps
  • Experience with ADP Platform or other HRIS is preferred

Education Background

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field is preferred
  • 1-3 years of Human Resources Experience

 


Human Resources Intern

The Human Resources Intern will support the Human Resource department with projects and day to day activities. Responsible for providing administrative support to the human resource function as needed, including record-keeping, file maintenance and other projects.

 

Primary Job Duties

  • File documents into appropriate employee files
  • Reorganize HR files
  • Work with managers to update job titles.
  • Review/update policies and documents.
  • Assist with improvements to HR processes.
  • Assist HR team with onboarding activities.
  • Review HR mail and distribute appropriately.
  • Review bills and submit to accounts payable.
  • Process garnishments.
  • Make photocopies; mail, scan and email documents; and perform other administrative functions.
  • Assist or prepare correspondence as requested.
  • Other related duties & responsibilities as assigned

Skills/ Experience

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must have strong organizational, communication and documentation skills and stay on a determined timeline.
  • Should have a good business acumen, with attention to detail and strong analytical skills.

Education Background

  • Must be currently pursuing a degree in Human Resources or another related field.
  • Preferred overall GPA of 3.0 or higher

 

 


Product Management Intern

 

Primary Job Duties

  • Support product managers with projects as it relates to new product development and updating brand materials.
  • Work with product management to identify opportunities and market trends.
  • Assist with building and maintaining competitive product research and benchmarking, including product testing.
  • Attend meetings and participate in discussions to support new product development projects.
  • Prepare documents and presentations to support the product management activities.
  • Additional projects as assigned.

Skills/ Experience

  • Prior work experience preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to effectively and tactfully interact with customers and others at all levels of the organization
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Self-motivated and comfortable working in a team environment
  • Proficient in MS Office applications of PowerPoint, Word and Outlook
  • Ability to effectively work with Excel spreadsheets using formulas and functions

Education

  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited university and pursuing a degree in Marketing, Business Management or related field.

Other Requirements

  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0.
  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Must be able to work a minimum of 24 hours per week.

 

 


Product Management Intern (Snow & Ice)

The Product Management Intern (Snow & Ice) will support the Snow & Ice Product Manager with a variety of projects and tasks. This internship can start as early as March with a flexible part-time schedule during the school year and a full-time schedule during the Summer months.

 

Primary Job Duties

  • Research competitor service parts, crossovers, models, etc.
  • Support product managers with projects as it relates to new product development and updating brand materials.
  • Work with product management to identify opportunities.
  • Attend meetings and participate in discussions to support new product development projects.
  • Prepare documents and presentations to support the product management activities.
  • Additional projects as assigned.

Skills/ Experience

  • Prior work experience preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to effectively and tactfully interact with customers and others at all levels of the organization
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Self-motivated and comfortable working in a team environment
  • Proficient in MS Office applications of PowerPoint, Word and Outlook
  • Ability to effectively work with Excel spreadsheets using formulas and functions

Education

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited university and pursuing a degree. in Engineering, Business Management, Marketing or another related field.

Other Requirements

  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0.
  • Must be 18 years of age.

EHS Manager

The Environmental Health, and Safety Manager will work to strategically implement policies to ensure a safe and healthy work environment for all of the Buyers family locations.

 

Primary Job Duties

  • Inspects the facility to identify safety, health, and environmental risks.
  • Develops and implements inspection policies and procedures, and a schedule of routine inspections.
  • Develops health and safety procedures for all areas of the company.
  • Prepares and schedules training to cover emergency procedures, workplace safety, and other relevant topics.
  • Monitors compliance with safety procedures.
  • Drafts inspection reports to document inspection findings.
  • Ensures that material safety data sheets are maintained and readily accessible when needed.
  • Maintains records of discharge of or employee exposure to hazardous waste and/or pollutants, as required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Skills/Experience

  • Extensive knowledge of environmental regulations and policies.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficient in technology and equipment used in environmental inspections.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.

Education/Background

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Safety, Occupational Safety and Health, or related field required, Master’s degree desirable.
  • Five plus years of related experience preferred.

 


Quality Assurance Manager

Overview

The Quality Assurance Manager will lead the Quality Department. This person will demonstrate leadership while utilizing their expertise to solve problems, develop and implement quality objectives, and positively impact short-term and long-term quality systems associated with Buyers’ manufacturing facilities and suppliers.

Primary Job Duties

  • Define supplier quality KPIs
  • Report on supplier quality performance in a monthly executive quality review meeting
  • Create improved receiving inspection processes to validate and quantify supplier quality
  • Drive sustainable corrective and preventative actions to underperforming suppliers
  • Work cross functionally with Buyers engineering, Tracom manufacturing, and Buyers New Product Development to identify key quality characteristics. Hold suppliers accountable to quality standards
  • Disposition non-conformances by collaborating between Buyers Engineering and suppliers
  • Develop the necessary staff (resources) to support the quality initiatives for Buyers’ suppliers
  • Develop and manage a total cost analysis model that incorporates poor quality into the total cost of the part
  • Manage root cause analysis and corrective actions as they relate to customer disappointments
  • Be responsible for the administration of the Tracom quality system, including the maintenance to regulatory requirements and standards of ISO 9001:2008.
  • Lead both internal and external ISO audits
  • Create a high performance culture that supports ISO 9001:2008 certification compliance. Identify opportunities for corrective action needed to maintain systems and comply with established standards
  • Direct and coordinate the overall quality specifications and standards for materials, processes, and finished products to meet customer requirements
  • Plan and coordinate the activities of quality staff by managing quality responsibilities as assigned including: inspections, process audits, corrective actions, containment, etc.
  • Develop and implement quality metrics to drive manufacturing improvements and business results
  • Identify, develop, and implement projects that improve overall production quality
  • Conduct training to familiarize staff with quality processes as needed
  • Lead the APQP process and implement control plans as required to support the target quality levels
  • Provide guidance to disposition nonconforming material according to established quality standards
  • Review existing quality standards and create new standards when required for processes and quality criterion
  • Manage the corrective action process. Ensure open 8Ds are completed in a timely manner with effective solutions to true root causes.
  • Collaborate with quality technicians and engineers to ensure production weld fixtures are validated and dispositioned correctly 
  • Provide continual evaluation of the organization’s quality processes and methods to ensure the most effective use of resources and equipment
  • Maintain accurate records such as traceability, process control, visual, dimensional, and gauge calibration
  • Maintain and enforce quality standards
  • Review inspection records for compliance as needed

 

Skills/ Experience

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Strong grasp of ISO 9001 certification and requirements
  • Capability to lead growth in rapidly expanding business
  • Outstanding written/oral communication skills
  • Highly motivated self-starter with proactive approach to attacking opportunities
  • Ability to delegate effectively
  • Strong teamwork
  • Project management skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills

 

Education Background

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in an engineering or quality position
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in manufacturing

 

 


Scheduler/Planner

 

Purpose: The Scheduler/Planner plans, schedules, coordinates the flow of product through the production facility. Provides timely planning and scheduling of manufacturing work orders to the manufacturing floor in order to achieve customer delivery dates. Effectively manages all material resources for the facility. This role represents the facility in all material related issues.
 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Translate projected forecasts/demand and incoming customer orders into a production plan/build schedule to ensure customer delivery expectations are met
  • Recognize capacity constraints and work with operations to identify any alternatives or overtime needed to achieve the plan
  • Plan and review component availability to support production plan. Coordinate between operations and purchasing on any material shortages
  • Build strong relationships throughout the Supply Chain – with specific liaison requirements between purchasing, operations, and customer service
  • Act as facilitator within the Supply Chain with respect to open issues and schedule impact to customers
  • Manage all scheduling aspects of engineering changes to ensure minimal material obsolescence, part number changes, effectivity date changes, etc.
  • Collaborate with operations to monitor and facilitate ramp up schedules for new products to ensure production start dates are met by supply base. Assure production dates can be met without any problems
  • Develop measurable targets for performance and action plans required to obtain them
  • Actively participate in cost reduction, continuous improvement, and team activities
  • Implement company policies and procedures and assure uniformity of application between shifts and departments

 

Required Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field; 5+ years previous work experience with high volume manufacturing environment in production scheduling, planning, warehousing or logistics management role; equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong inventory control system experience
  • Thorough knowledge of all aspects of material control systems, warehousing/stores, logistics, and material flow in manufacturing operation
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional oral, written and visual presentation/communication skills
  • Proactive supply chain approach and flexible to business change

 

 


Automation Engineer 

The Automation Engineer utilizes technology to improve, streamline and automate manufacturing processes. The engineer will plan, implement, and monitor automation projects. Successful candidates will have experience building, trouble shooting, and implementing equipment used to advance manufacturing capabilities in typical metal working applications such as cutting, punching, bending, machining, welding, and assembly.

 

Primary Job Duties

  • Utilize PCs and PLCs to control the movement of actuators such as motors, slides, and cylinders. Incorporate typical I/O devices including switches, relays, and coils to control motion.
  • Program controllers and ensure proper communication between the actuators connected to the controller.
  • Simulate, install, test, and manage electrical or mechanical automation while monitoring automation processes.
  • Assist with implementation of lean manufacturing methodologies to reduce setup time, improve parts flow and reduce waste.
  • Identify and drive implementation of ergonomic improvements and cost reduction improvements through the addition of automation and new equipment technology.
  • Assist in the maintenance and troubleshooting of machines and automated equipment including robots.
  • Manage capital equipment acquisition projects including specifying, sourcing, logistics, and integration into production. 
  • Gather and prepare technical information on new and existing equipment.
  • Develop and document set up procedures and work instructions
  • Troubleshoot and repair/replace servo drives and amplifier boards.
  • Maintain safeguarding on all equipment to ensure safe operation including light curtains, safety mats, and zone scanners.
  • Use technical skills to troubleshoot equipment and use those skills to efficiently correct any problems that interfere with production requirements.
  • Support new product development and process input on tooling fixtures and validation.
  • Assist with maintaining process sheets / work instructions.
  • Train and develop new and existing associates in areas such as welding, automation and electrical.
  • Ensure consistent compliance to all company and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Additional responsibilities as requested or required.

 

Skills/ Experience

  • Robotic setup and troubleshooting
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Capability to be flexible with growth in a rapidly expanding business
  • Outstanding written/oral communication skills
  • Highly motivated self-starter with proactive approach to attacking opportunities
  • Ability to delegate effectively
  • Strong teamwork
  • Project management skills
  • Planful and organized

 

Education Background

  • Bachelor’s Degree in electrical, industrial systems engineering
  • 5-10 years of applicable experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience)

 

 


Continuous Improvement Engineer

 

Purpose: The Continuous Improvement Engineer leads, coordinates, and completes a variety of projects related to the core manufacturing processes.  Is responsible for planning, organization, control, integration, and completion of engineering/continuous improvement activities within area of assigned responsibility. 

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plans, executes, and manages project activities with cross functional teams.  Project types can include assembly process layouts and improvements, robotic welding booth product flow and waste reduction, plant layout, production fixturing, new equipment sourcing and implementation, paint fixture design, continuous improvement, and cost reduction initiatives.
  • Uses Lean manufacturing techniques and principles to identify problems with current state and develop actionable solutions for future state processes.  
  • Leads continuous improvement teams to solve issues and reduce variation in variety of manufacturing and business related processes.
  • Applies and promotes Lean manufacturing techniques to continuously improve cycle times and process flows.  Identifies, supports, or directs the execution of improvement efforts to reduce waste in all manufacturing and business processes.
  • Demonstrates technical ability through the application of engineering skills, approaches and knowledge.
  • Takes financial responsibility for activities to create positive impact to the business.
  • Able to manage a variety of production related process improvements, source necessary tools or equipment, and implement solutions with quantifiable improvements. 

 

Required Skills & Experience

  • BS in Mechanical, Industrial Engineering or similar Technology degree
  • Demonstrated Lean/Six Sigma experience
  • Knowledge of ISO and applicable customer and regulatory standards
  • Ability to travel up to 50%
  • CAD capable (Pro Engineering preferred)
  • Familiarity with laser cutting, press brakes, and welding preferred
  • Development of process flow diagrams, control plans, adherence to deadlines
  • Minimum 5+ years engineering experience in a hands-on, fast paced, metals manufacturing/welding environment
  • Strong leadership ability to drive projects to completion
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and presentation)

 


Quality Engineer

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Create useful and part-number-specific quality control plans. Deploy said plans across production resources.
  • Determine quality improvement parameters by looking at methods used throughout the manufacturing process.
  • Meet with production team to share results and recommendations.
  • Apply quality system elements as necessary to achieve quality objectives.
  • Assure compliance with all aspects of the Quality Management System by executing audits and corrective follow-up actions to maintain and improve the system both internally and externally.
  • Participate in product and process planning/design. Gauge design and service development.
  • Evaluate process capability and apply appropriate statistical techniques and control methods to meet quality, performance, and cost objectives.
  • Utilize appropriate tools to provide feedback to operators and to ensure control of key process and product characteristics.
  • Support upkeep of the calibration system. Maintain records, ensure gauges and equipment are calibrated in required timeframes.
  • Provide support and maintain compliance with all company guidelines, ISO 9001, and all applicable regulations and standards.
  • Makes decisions regarding disposition of non-conforming material and ensure proper containment and follow-up is completed.
  • Perform additional assignments per manager’s direction.
  • Advise on imporvements to tracking and reporting procedures.

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Associates degree in related discipline and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 5 years in a similar role.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
  • Proficient at reading engineering drawings and applying specified tolerances.
  • Able to follow direction and work with little supervision.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • ASQ Certified QE
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001:2015
  • Knowledge of design and use of production processes, machines, and tools
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Proficient with statistical software, database applications, and administrative systems. Especially Microsoft Office
  • Ability to be self-directed and manage priorities
  • Highly motivated, service and team-oriented with an attention to detail
  • Enthusiasm for new challenges and initiatives
  • Strong analytical, troubleshooting, and decision-making abilities
  • Demonstrated internal and external customer service skills

 

 


Customer Service Representative

 

Purpose: To provide world-class assistance to Buyers Products' B2B customers and their end users. CSRs are responsible for connecting with and helping a wide variety of customers in a fast-paced, high energy environment. The Customer Service Representative (CSR) reports directly to the Customer Service Manager. The position is based out of the corporate headquarters in Mentor, OH.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage large amounts of incoming calls.
  • Provide friendly and professional service.
  • Identify, manage, and resolve customer issues in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Data entry and tracking, including customer orders.

 

Skill Requirements

  • Strong verbal communication and active listening skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, set priorities, and manage time effectively.
  • Customer oriented attitude with the ability to adapt and respond to different personality types.
  • Accurate data entry and record keeping skills.

 

Education Requirements

  • High School Diploma

 

Job Type: Full-time, Salary exempt

Hours: 9:30am - 6:00pm Monday - Thursday
9:00am-5:30pm Friday