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Buyer in Aurora at Milgard Windows & Doors

Date Posted: 1/24/2018

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Job Description


Directly responsible for the purchasing of raw materials and finished goods in the Milgard location: including all aspects of the current process (Purchasing, Part Maintenance, Acknowledgements/Pricing, AP, Discrepant Materials and Vendor Contact). Assist the Materials Manager to maintain proper inventory levels through reorder points, appropriate usage and cycle counts. Direct involvement in location Physical Inventories including data processing and auditing.


  • Adhere to safety policies and procedures related to all facets of the job.
  • Generate purchase orders as required by Bill of Materials, stock supply on hand and inventory count.
  • As material is received, update HFA to reflect receipt.
  • Process discrepant material report as required and/or requested.
  • Reflect Milgard business values and Philosophy in all business interactions.
  • Research vendors and suppliers and their respective pricing to ensure Milgard is getting optimum value.
  • Prepares, reviews and distributes daily reports.
  • Research all backorders issues and expedite product as necessary.
  • Creates and executes MPS plans, meets MPS commitments and works within the guidelines of MPS; reflects Milgard’s business values and the Milgard philosophy in all business interactions.
  • Incorporates Milgard’s vision and values into day-to-day activities and behaviors; guides and motivates others to remain committed to the Milgard philosophy.
  • Adheres to all facets of safety policies and procedures.


  • Advanced PC experience in Windows and AS/400 environments preferred.
  • 3 plus years purchasing and/or inventory control experience required.
  • 2 plus years vendor relations experience required.
  • Strong math/relational data interpretation and use of metrics & measurements to track/graph issue progression and substantiate outcomes preferred.

Education/Licenses/Certifications/Formal Training

  • Purchasing Certificate desired
  • Four-Year Degree in business, finance, or materials mgmt preferred. Minimum of 2 years formal college education in business, finance, or materials mgmt required.
  • APICS certification preferred.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by employees in this position. This not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities.

Essential Abilities

  • Effective communicator through good verbal and written skills.
  • Displays a sense of urgency and self-motivation
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Computer literacy with the ability to learn new computer software programs
  • Excellent customer service skills with an attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Comfortably engages in constructive conflict and naturally holds self and others accountable.
  • Ability to quickly grasp concepts and turn into action items.

Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged sitting and terminal use
  • Minimal lifting of office equipment and supplies
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Hand dexterity and strength
  • Overtime may be required.

    Work Environment

  • Work performed indoors in a climate controlled environment
  • Multiple phone lines
  • Multiple interruptions
  • Multiple priorities

Milgard offers equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or any other considerations made unlawful by Federal, State or local laws. We believe in providing eligible and qualified employees with opportunities to advance. Milgard is an at-will employer.


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