University Recruiting- Supply Chain Full-Time
at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 2/12/2019

Job Description

As an Early Career Buyer Planner, you will be mastering Supply Chain related competencies. You will have a clear career path in Operations as well as the flexibility to move to different areas based on individual interests and needs.  Kollmorgen (an Altra company) encourages skill development and relationship building with friendly, experienced coworkers. You will receive guidance from supervisors, mentors, and subject matter experts that will guide you in succeeding in your role and discovering your ideal career.

Develop your career into sourcing, commodity buying, materials, trade compliance, or more largely in operations!


  • Understanding the daily, tactical execution of plant material requirements is a key to implementing sound strategies in the Supply Chain.  You will be assigned to a commodity or value stream and will be responsible for ensuring the continuity of material to support daily needs.  You will learn the basics of the Kollmorgen Materials System and will be responsible for maintaining and implementing the process to minimize inventory levels while ensuring availability.
  • Understanding the impact of other Supply Chain Management activities such as supplier management, buying, planning, part transition and quality on inventory will be a key take-away.  Typical tasks include:
    • Negotiate price and delivery and issue purchase orders to qualified suppliers
    • Use tools to make an immediate positive impact on a manufacturing cell’s performance.
    • Build relationships with suppliers to develop company value
    • Strengthen the supply chain by making it more responsive, agile, and sustainable


Competencies Developed in First 2-3 Years

  • Understanding how the Supply Chain and material supply impacts business performance
  • Product Knowledge: High-level knowledge of a product line and motor/drive technologies.
  • Customer Focus:  Knows internal/external customer’s needs and engages pro-actively to meet those needs.
  • Becoming proficient at tools used for continuous improvement



Job Requirements

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required, degree in Business or Supply Chain preferred.
  • Previous internship experience in field of study preferred.
  • Leadership experience preferred.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with all levels of associates ranging from assembly technicians to management.


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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