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

Production Production Supervisor 1
Production Scheduler/Planner 1
Production Continuous Improvement Engineer 2
Production Quality Engineer 1
Production Assembly Production Scheduler 1
Customer Service Customer Service Representative 2
Logistics Shipping & Freight Specialist 1
Accounting A/R Specialist - Cash Application 1
Accounting Accounts Receivable Specialist 1
Engineering Director of Engineering 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Production Supervisor

 

Purpose: The Production Supervisor will demonstrate leadership and utilize their skills and experience to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and have the ability to create and implement short-term and long-term processes and procedures.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversee production area: Team Leads, Direct Reports, and Indirect Laborers.
  • Assist in training employees while providing knowledge about processes and procedures.
  • Educate employees regarding organization rules and regulations.
  • Drive accountability to systems, policies, and procedures.
  • Coach, counsel, and discipline employees.
  • Accomplish production results by communicating job expectations, planning, monitoring, and appraising.
  • Review existing processes and create new standards when required for our production criteria.
  • Identify, drive, mentor, and implement projects that improve overall production.
  • Plan and coordinate responsibilities and shift timings.
  • Assist in development and implementation of quality metrics to drive manufacturing improvements and business results.
  • Maintain and enforce quality standards.
  • Review inspection records for non-compliance daily.
  • Provide guidance to disposition nonconforming material according to quality standards.
  • Participate in the corrective action process. Ensure open 8Ds are completed in a timely manner with effective solutions to true root causes.
  • Maintain quality service by establishing and enforcing organizational standards.
  • Communicate with employees to understand any issues and make necessary changes.
  • Organize and monitor work flow.
  • Complete production plan set by scheduling by establishing priorities, monitoring progress, revising schedules, resolving problems, and reporting results on shift production to Operations Manager.
  • Maintain safe and clean work environment by directing and educating personnel on the use of all equipment and resources.
  • Drive lean efforts with manufacturing focus on 5s/quality/efficiency.

 

Required Skills & Experience

  • Minimum high school diploma or GED
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in manufacturing
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a leadership role
  • Outstanding written/oral communication skills
  • Highly motivated self-starter with proactive approach to attacking opportunities
  • Capability to lead growth in rapidly expanding business
  • Punctual, dedicated, and professional behavior
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills

 


 

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

 


 

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

 

 


 

Shipping & Freight Specialist

Buyers Products Company is looking for a Shipping & Freight Specialist.  This is a dynamic role that will work closely with Operations, Customer Service and Finance to solve problems, provide answers and positively move our company forward. 

 

The primary responsibility of this position is to work with our customers to address any delivery issues they may have experienced.  This would require timely and professional interaction with our warehouse, the individual customers and the freight carriers. The ability to research and use an ERP system are necessary.  A sense of urgency and a high level of customer service are critical traits for this role.

 

This position is also responsible for ensuring all necessary shipping documentation is complete and accurate.  Any missing or incomplete information should be promptly addressed and corrected.

 

Understanding International shipping will be critical, as well.  NAFTA (or USMCA compliance, if enacted into law) documentation is sometimes required and it will be the responsibility of this role to determine when it is necessary and file appropriately.  It will also be necessary for the candidate to have knowledge in HTS codes and be able to assign them to new and existing Inventory parts, as needed.

 

Because this position requires close communication with our freight carriers, the ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of experience working with freight carriers in a shipping or logistics type role.  We would like the candidate to have a bachelor’s degree, but also understand that a lesser degree with associated real-world experience can sometimes be more valuable. 

 

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, based upon company requirements and needs of the business.

 

 


 

A/R Specialist - Cash Application

 

PurposePrimarily responsible for the timely application of cash receipts to customer accounts. Candidates will require the ability to work in a fast-paced environment where a great deal of creativity and flexibility are expected. Candidates should be familiar with a wide variety of the field’s concepts, practices and procedures. The ability to research and come to conclusions independently is a must.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Daily application of cash receipts to customer accounts per lockbox remittance detail.
  • Reconcile cash postings for accuracy.
  • Post transactions to journals, ledgers and other records.
  • Download reports for process and review.
  • Correspond with customers and respond to inquiries.
  • Research and resolve short pay/over pay discrepancies on customer accounts.
  • Monitor a small group of the national accounts to identify and/or prevent outstanding invoices.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned to support Accounting Department.

 

Required Skills

  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Organizing and prioritizing.
  • Confidentiality.
  • Judgment.
  • Communication skills.
  • Information management.
  • Problem-solving.
  • Team work.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.

 

Education & Experience

  • Associate degree in related field preferred (or equivalent experience).
  • Knowledge of cash application/accounts receivable in a manufacturing/distribution environment.
  • Knowledge of general accounting principles.
  • Knowledge of relevant accounting software.
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Strong customer service skills.

 

 


 

Assembly Production Scheduler

 

Purpose: The Assembly Production Scheduler is responsible for the effective management of daily and weekly production schedule for work orders routed through the 8120 Buyers Assembly resources.  The position will collaborate with the PPC and Tracom Production Planners and Planning department to coordinate schedules up and down stream.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Review production schedules and organize functional activities to insure compliance with delivery, cost, and quality standards
  • Build strong, efficient and well­ developed relationships throughout the Supply Chain – with specific liaison requirements between Planners/Buyers/Operations
  • Act as facilitator within the Supply Chain with respect to open issues.
  • Facilitate IBT’s to transfer materials as needed between sites.
  • Coordinate all scheduling aspects of engineering changes to insure minimal material obsolescence, part number changes, new suppliers, affectivity date changes, etc.
  • Collaborate with Planning to monitor and facilitate ramp up schedules for new products to ensure production start dates are met by supply base. Assist in development of ramp-­up plans for new products that assure start of production dates can be met without any problems
  • Initiate and review material releases for components and production planning to support production.
  • Responsible for development of targets or performance measurable and action plans or allocation of resources required to obtain them
  • Actively participate in cost reduction, continuous improvement and team activities.  Implement company policies and procedures; assure uniformity of application between shifts and between departments

 

Education & Experience

  • Associate 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

 

Required Skills

  • Strong inventory control system experience
  • Thorough knowledge of all aspects of material control systems, warehousing/stores, logistics and material flow in manufacturing operation
  • Strong Excel user
  •  Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills
  •  Exceptional verbal, written and visual presentation/communication skills
  •  Proactive supply chain approach and flexible to business changes
  •  Effective supply chain and project management skills, ability to delegate/negotiate/influence

 


 

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

 

 


 

Accounts Receivable Specialist

This is a dynamic role that works closely with Operations, Customer Service, and Finance to solve problems, provide answers, and positively move our company forward. 

 

The Accounts Receivable Specialist will join our Accounts Receivable team to help process, record, and review payments in an accurate and timely manner. This role will have both a day-to-day and ongoing impact on financial transactions by properly posting receipts and resolving discrepancies according to established policies and procedures.  A sense of urgency and a high level of customer service are critical traits for this role.

 

A/R Specialists also use skills in project management, organization and communication to reach out to clients and customers to collect payment and address any issues with their accounts. The Accounts Receivable Specialist will work closely with internal departments to ensure that accounts are properly billed and that payments are collected on time. You will also review account information and communicate with customers daily via phone and/or email.

 

To succeed as an Accounts Receivable Professional, you should be a skilled and thorough researcher with excellent communication and record keeping skills. You should be detail-oriented, organized, and self-motivated with strong math and computer skills.

 

Because this position requires close communication with our customers, the ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of experience working in an accounts receivable role.  We would like the candidate to have an associate degree, but also understand that real-world experience can sometimes be more valuable. 

 

 


 

Director of Engineering

 

Purpose: To manage all aspects of the Engineering department while formulating and implementing a strategy which is consistent with the goals of the Company (ELA Enterprise Leadership Agenda).

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Continually support all Company core values.
  • Project Management/Leadership for all Engineering projects
  • Work with purchasing to validate/approve new vendors/alternate sources
  • Work extensively and collaboratively with Product Managers, Sales, Production, and Customer Service in executing the company’s strategic plan.
  • Manage engineering resources.
  • Manage Product Change/Release process/records.
  • Manage product data/engineering specifications.
  • Create, establish and/or maintain the following processes:
    • Product Engineering
    • Employee Reviews
    • Project Tracking
  • Promote and maintain task accountability for not only the department, but also all its individuals.
  • Propose and support a time schedule for new product release in coordination with Product Management
  • Develop and grow the department, organizationally and talent wise, to help meet the company’s growth objectives.
  • Supervise Tech support
  • Serve as primary contact for all product liability and IP related legal and subrogration matters
  • Supervise Truck fleet
  • Supervise prototype/test facilities and personnel
  • Develop product test protocols to validate designs (field testing, lab testing, or other as appropriate)
  • Proactively drive identified product improvements
  • Track field issues in the field and develop solutions as needed
  • Champion Lean Initiatives within the engineering group and within the company.

 

Requirements

  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in related field and 10 years management experience in a fast paced manufacturing environment.
  • Able to demonstrate a high degree of of project management leadership
  • Ability to influence others
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
  • Positive attitude and high sense of urgency
  • Computer literate in CAD, ERP, Document Control
  • Regulatory Compliance experience beneficial (Prop65, Conflict Minerals, Reach, ROHS)

 

Note: The responsibilities and tasks outlined in this document are not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs of the company