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

Marketing Director of Marketing 1
National Accounts Director of National Accounts 1
Customer Service Customer Service Representative 1
Accounting Senior Cost Accountant 1
Purchasing Import and Export Compliance Analyst 1
Operations EHS Manager 1
Production Assembly Production Scheduler 1
Production Assembly Production Supervisor 1
Production Planner 1
Production Continuous Improvement Engineer 1
Production Quality Engineer 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Director of Marketing

Buyers Products Company is searching for an experienced Director of Marketing to lead a team of designers, content managers, and live experience marketers.

The Role: Reporting to the Senior Director of Sales and Marketing, the Director of Marketing develops and manages all digital, print, and tradeshow efforts. Ideal applicants have extensive hands-on experience with the creation of print materials, design of user-centered digital experiences, management of digital marketing campaigns, execution of email marketing, and production of large-scale tradeshow exhibits.

The Fit: You are a detail-oriented doer that that can manage an experienced team of 4-6 creative professionals. You help the department balance multiple needs throughout the Buyers Products organization and its family of independent manufacturing companies. Your leadership style should contain proportional elements of strategic thinking and pragmatic execution. Successful candidates will possess an “against-all-odds” attitude with a strong preference for urgency.

 

Role and Objectives

Some roles may cross multiple strategic objectives.

 

Strategic Objective

 

Role of Marketing Director

A. Increase current customer “share of wallet”

 

 

Oversee and manage:

  • Production of 12-15 print catalogs/year (6-250 pages)
  • Website content creation and UX design
  • Digital strategy in partnership with Business Intelligence
  • Email marketing campaigns
  • Promotional programs in partnership with Product Management

B.  Increase current market share

 

 

Work with Product Management and Media Agencies to oversee and manage:

  • Promotional and product launch campaigns
  • Effective paid print and digital advertising
  • Paid search, display, and remarketing campaigns
  • Execution of all tradeshows and live events

C.  Drive a “brand association” of quality, value, and availability

 

Work with internal and external resources to develop and execute:

  • Brand awareness campaigns
  • Paid and unpaid social media campaigns
  • Social influencer campaigns
  • Public relations campaigns and press releases
  • Corporate relationships with pertinent trade organizations
  • New strategic brand initiatives as opportunities arise

D. Increase “pull through demand” from product end-user

 

Work other departments to establish and manage:

  • Financing and promotional programs via distribution channels
  • End-user-focused social media marketing
  • End-user-focused web experiences
  • In-store merchandising programs
  • Branded merchandise programs

 

Skills/Experience

  • Strong ability to manage timelines and work with others to meet deadlines
  • Experience managing a creative team
  • Demonstrated people leadership skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Superior interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills
  • Experience driving design and production of large print projects
  • Experience with UX Design and related tools
  • Experience with email marketing and automated marketing
  • Experience managing digital campaigns
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience with event production (preferably tradeshows)
  • Experience with media planning and advertising
  • Experience managing promotional and financing programs
  • Ability to take/give direction and incorporate feedback
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with all levels of constituents and demonstrated ability to lead and manage through influence
  • Preference for a high-paced work environment
  • Ability to lead and achieve results

 

Education/Background

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing, communications, or related field. (Master’s degree preferred, but not required)
  • Minimum 4 years of leadership experience of increasing responsibility
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience with marketing and/or sales

 

Reporting Structure

  • Reports: 5-6 direct reports
  • Reports To: Senior Director of Sales and Marketing

 

 


Director of National Accounts

The Role: Reporting to the Senior Director of Sales and Marketing, the Director of National Accounts leads and manages all sales, marketing, promotions, content and tradeshow efforts at key National retail & distribution customers. Ideal applicants have extensive hands-on experience managing sales efforts to large National accounts (i.e. Amazon, Grainger, Home Depot, etc), strong understanding of digital sales experiences as-well-as brick & mortar customers, management of outside sales people in addition to internal support staff, and development and execution of sales initiatives designed to grow sales at all channel levels.

 

The Fit: You are a detail-oriented doer that that can manage an experienced team of outside sales people and a team of 6+ internal support staff. You help the department balance multiple needs throughout the Buyers Products organization and its family of independent manufacturing companies. Your leadership style should contain proportional elements of strategic thinking and pragmatic execution. Successful candidates will possess an “against-all-odds” attitude with a strong preference for urgency.

 

Role and Objectives

Some roles may cross multiple strategic objectives.

 

Strategic Objective

 

Role of National Accounts Director

A. Increase current customer “share of wallet”

 

 

Oversee and manage:

  • Outside Sales Efforts.
  • Proactively anticipate market trends and develop action plan
  • Digital strategy in partnership with Business Intelligence & Marketing
  • Oversee operation of internal support staff for national Accounts
  • Promotional programs in partnership with Product Management

B. Increase current market share

 

 

Work with Product Management and Marketing to oversee and manage:

  • Promotional and product launch campaigns
  • Effectively identify and secure new account opportunities
  • Execute line reviews
  • Execution of all tradeshows and live events

C.  Drive a continuous sales growth via existing accounts and new prospects

 

Work with internal and external resources to develop and execute:

  • Improved product channel penetration
  • Improved product placement and content
  • Participate in appropriate tradeshows & conferences
  • Lead efforts for “Best in Class” product placement & content
  • Corporate relationships with pertinent customer organizations

 

 

 

 

Skills/Experience

  • Strong ability to manage timelines and work with others to meet deadlines
  • Experience managing a sales team
  • Demonstrated people leadership skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Superior interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills
  • Experience driving sales growth at e-commerce channels
  • Experience using CRM and analytics tools
  • Experience conducting & executing line reviews
  • Experience with promotional development
  • Strong analytic skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to take/give direction and incorporate feedback
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with all levels of constituents and demonstrated ability to lead and manage through influence
  • Preference for a high-paced work environment
  • Ability to lead and achieve results

 

Education/Background

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing, communications, or related field. (Master’s degree preferred, but not required)
  • Minimum 10 years of leadership / management experience of increasing responsibility
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience within the sales arena (preferred at national account level)

 

Reporting Structure

  • Reports: 5-6 direct reports
  • Reports To: Senior Director of Sales and Marketing

 

 


Customer Service Representative

The Customer Service Representative is responsible for providing world class customer service support to our customers.

 

Primary Job Duties:

  • Manage incoming calls and customer service inquiries.
  • Identify and access customers’ needs to achieve satisfaction.
  • Manage large amounts of incoming calls and complete timely follow up work as needed.
  • Handle customer complaints to provide appropriate solutions.
  • Take the extra mile to engage customers.
  • Respond to email correspondence from internal and external customers in a professional and timely manner.
  • Assist as needed with other customer service activities.

 

Skills/ Experience:

  • Strong verbal communication and active listening skills.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, set priorities and manage time effectively.
  • Customer service focus and ability to adapt/respond to different types of characters.
  • Accurate data entry skills.
  • Attention to details.
  • Team player
  • Strong problem-solving skills.

 

Education Background:

  • High School Diploma
  • 1 to 2 years of customer service experience

 

 


Cost Accountant

The ideal Cost Accountant is a detail-oriented, motivated professional. This is a dynamic role that will work closely with Operations and Finance to accumulate and analyze cost data to provide answers and positively move our company forward. This role has cost accounting responsibility for 4 manufacturing locations. The ability to research and use an ERP system is critical. This position reports directly to the Controller while providing guidance and frequent interaction with the Leadership team.

 

Primary Job Duties

  • Prepare monthly reconciliations for inventory and work in process for 4 manufacturing locations.
  • Examine cost variances and identify Bill of Material, Engineering Master or Routing issues that need corrected. 
  • Employ continuous improvement tactics and drive ERP reporting corrections back to the production floor for implementation.
  • Periodically monitor reporting improvements on the production floors to ensure changes are sustained.
  • Calculate labor and overhead rates quarterly by analyzing costs captured in the ledger each period and present the fluctuations to the Leadership teams.
  • Maintain and update manufacturing costs in the ERP system quarterly.
  • Monitor duty & tariff rates and ensure the established burden rate in the ERP System results in the correct cost added to the value of the part held in inventory.
  • Monitor incoming freight and handling costs and periodically update burden rates to reflect the cost of freight per part held in inventory.
  • Travel to each manufacturing location annually is required to ensure a fluid working relationship with the location’s Leadership team and the finance team.
  • Coordinate with manufacturing locations to reduce the amount of manufacturing variances and inventory adjustments.
  • Analyze actual manufacturing costs to estimated/budgeted costs including product margin reporting and provide guidance to the Leadership team on improvement opportunities.
  • Other related duties & responsibilities as assigned.

Skills/ Experience

  • A sense of urgency and a high desire to continuously improve processes is critical
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required for communication across the organization
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products including Outlook, Excel and Word.  
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experience using ERP systems

Education Background

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 5+ years of accounting experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • 3+ years of cost accounting experience
  • CPA/CMA certificates and advanced degree are a plus

 

 


Import and Export Compliance Analyst

The Analyst, Import & Export Compliance ensures compliance with all legal requirements associated with the importation and exportation of goods and raw materials to and from the Customs territory of the United States and other Company owned locations. In addition, he/she will facilitate the Company’s participation in preferential duty and other programs for which it is qualified, determine the appropriate duty rate applicable to products and act as the principal Company liaison with various regulators, provide training to applicable Company personnel in import/export compliance and ensure that the Company has the appropriate systems and processes in place to demonstrate compliance.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assign/Validate Product HTS Classification Codes for both purchased and distributed material.
  • Assign/Validate Product NMFC Classification Codes use for LTL and FTL shipments.
  • Calculate appropriate duty/burden rates & maintain w/in ERP system.
  • Obtain and import up to date section duty schedules
  • Identify and file for refunds/protests for historically paid duties for products on exclusion schedules or resulting for HTS reclassification.
  • Coordinate with freight forwarders and vendors to ensure consistent application of product HTS classifications.
  • Identify products that have the potential for exclusions; file exclusion requests with federal government.
  • Implementing, updating and maintaining import/export control policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate additional import and export activities such as letter of credit and surety bonds.
  • Audit commercial & freight invoices to ensure duty and tariffs are paid appropriately.
  • Prepare USMCA documents and paperwork required for exports shipments.
  • Coordinate investigation activities and responses for activities such as Anti-Dumping Investigations, etc.
  • Ensure compliance of Prohibited and Restricted items, end users, countries, and entities.
  • Hazardous shipping.
  • Lead and coordinate training activities.

 

Qualifications, Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in a Business Management, Supply Chain or Logistics curriculum, or equivalent.
  • Licensed Customs Broker
  • At least 2 years of experience in import/export compliance experience required
  • Experience with HTS & Schedule B classifications and denied party screening required
  • General knowledge of global logistics operations required
  • Practical experience with reading, interpreting, and applying complex government regulations
  • Experience required in practical interpretation of Title 19 CFR, global tariff classification and other government agency trade requirements.

 

Skills

  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Project Management
  • Ability to work effectively with changing priorities in a dynamic environment
  • Detail-oriented with strong analytical and problem-solving skills

 

 

 


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.

 

 


 

 

Assembly Production Scheduler

The Assembly Production Scheduler will be responsible for the effective management of daily and weekly production schedules 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.

 

Primary Job Duties

  • Review production schedules and organize functional activities to ensure compliance with delivery, cost, and quality standards
  • Build strong, effective and well­ developed relationships throughout the Supply Chain – with specific liaison requirements between Planners/Schedulers/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 ensure minimal material obsolescence, part number changes, new suppliers, effectivity date changes, etc.
  • Collaborate with and assist Planning/Scheduling to monitor and facilitate schedules and plans for new product builds and seasonal build plans to ensure production dates are met without any issues
  • Initiate and review material releases for components and production planning to support production

Skills/ Experience

  • 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

 

Educational Background

  • 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

 


Assembly Production Supervisor

The Assembly Production Supervisor will demonstrate leadership and utilize their skills and experience to: solve problems, develop objectives, and create and implement both short-term and long-term processes and procedures.

 

Primary Job Duties

  • Oversees production team: Team Leads, Direct Reports, and Indirect Laborers
  • Assists in training employees
  • Educates employees about the organizations’ rules, regulations, and processes
  • Drives employee accountability regarding systems, policies, and procedures
  • Coaches, counsels, and disciplines employees
  • Accomplishes production goals by communicating job expectations, planning, monitoring, and appraising.
  • Reviews existing processes and creates new standards when required for our production criteria
  • Identifies, drives, and implements projects to improve overall production
  • Plans and coordinates responsibilities and shift timings
  • Assists in development and implementation of quality metrics to drive manufacturing improvements and business results
  • Maintains and enforces quality standards
  • Reviews inspection records for non-compliance daily
  • Provides guidance to disposition non-conforming material according to agreed upon quality standards
  • Involved in the corrective action process;  ensures open 8Ds are completed in a timely manner with effective solutions to true root causes
  • Maintains quality service levels by establishing and enforcing organizational standards
  • Communicates with employees to understand problems and implement necessary changes
  • Organizes and monitors workflow
  • Completes production plans set by scheduling by establishing priorities, monitoring progress, revising schedules, resolving problems, and reporting results on shift production to Operations Manager
  • Maintains safe and clean work environment by directing and educating personnel on the use of all equipment and resources
  • Drives Lean effort within manufacturing by focusing on 5s/quality/efficiency

Skills/ Experience

  • Driven with a strong sense of urgency
  • Highly motivated self-starter with proactive approach to attacking problems
  • Able to lead growth in a rapidly expanding organization
  • Project Management
  • Outstanding written/oral communication skills
  • Critical thinker with strong problem-solving skills
  • Planful and organized
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook is preferred

Education Background

  • High School Diploma / GED or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in manufacturing
  • Minimum of 3 years in a Leadership Role

 

 


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