at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 4/3/2018

Job Description



Procures goods and services as required through approved sources in the supply chain assuring that the criteria of competitive pricing, on-time delivery, technical specifications compliance and quality are met while adhering to purchasing policies and procedures. Assists purchasing manager in developing and maintaining appropriate supply chain strategies in support of customer requirements.



Duties include but are not limited to:


  • Timely placement of purchase orders based upon MRP recommendation.
  • Regular review and action taken on MRP reschedule messages.
  • Maintenance of Purchase Information Records and Source lists.
  • Negotiate requirements in terms of timing, quality, price and product specification with suppliers.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with suppliers to enhance supply chain effectiveness.
  • Manage, monitor and evaluate suppliers to comply with established objectives related to cost, lead time reduction, inventory reduction, on time delivery and quality.
  • Establish and maintain cost reduction, lead time reduction and inventory reduction programs with suppliers to support company goals.
  • Work proactively with internal customers communicating issues and appropriately dealing with situations that may affect customer on-time delivery.
  • Participate in continuous improvement activities.
  • Interface with business unit management and supervision, Planning, Quality, Customer Service, Finance, Engineering and Operations.
  • Maintains a safe working environment by compliance with state and federal safety regulations. Enforces and promotes workplace safety procedures in their departments.


Job Requirements


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. Strong knowledge of FAR, ITAR, conflict minerals and demonstrated knowledge of business challenges and opportunities driven by technology and regulations unique to the Defense Market.



  • Supplier on-time delivery and quality
  • Cost reduction
  • Lead time reduction
  • Inventory reduction





Bachelor’s degree preferred and/OR:

3+ years as a Buyer/Procurement Specialist in a manufacturing environment.

Knowledge of Lean and Kanban principles desired.

Experience in SAP environment.

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Proficient in Excel as a tool for data analysis.

Ability to problem -solve and multi-task required.



APICS or NAPM certification is preferred.

Job Snapshot

About Us

Altra Industrial Motion is a leading global supplier of quality power transmission and motion control products. Providing the essential control of equipment speed, torque, positioning, and other functions, Altra products are used in nearly any machine or process involving motion. Our products are sold in over 70 countries in a variety of major industrial markets, including food processing, material handling, packaging machinery, mining, energy, automotive, primary metals, turf and garden and many others.

Altra products are marketed under a variety of well recognized and established manufacturing brand names. Operating independently, each of these companies is committed to the guiding principles of operational excellence, continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.

Our products are frequently used in a wide range of high-volume manufacturing processes, where the reliability and accuracy are critical in both avoiding costly down time and enhancing the overall efficiency of manufacturing operations.

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