Specialty Buyer - Electrical

Other Winamac, Indiana Remote, United States Carmel, Indiana


Specialty Buyer (Electrical)                                         
This position can be located in our Winamac, IN/Carmel, IN/Potential Remote
Hours: 7am – 4pm with flexibility


Job Description: 

The primary responsibility of a Specialty Buyer is to support manufacturing operations by negotiating and procuring materials used in the manufacturing and assembly operations. This role is in a dynamic ever-changing environment with new challenges that will test the individual’s ability to problem solve and organize a large number of tasks. The individual will be communicating regularly with outside suppliers to provide schedules, forward demand outlooks as well as monitoring and communicating upcoming purchase orders or purchase orders in past due conditions, expediting where necessary.

 This role will require the individual to interpret information within Epicor (ERP) and other systems to balance piece cost, obsolescence risk and inventory levels to ensure parts are available, while not overstocking or driving future excess and obsolete (E&O) inventory. It will be the Specialty Buyer’s responsibility to manage part order parameters for components in their name. This would include calculating and setting necessary minimum on hand quantities, and order quantities to ensure that all of the aforementioned risks and rewards are balanced.

 Additionally, parts assigned to the Specialty Buyer will at times have an ECR/ECN associated to them. It will be the responsibility of the Buyer to utilize the current ECR/ECN software to approve or reject the changes, adjust part parameters based on the changes and move the approval or rejection of the ECR/ECN forward in a timely manner. 

 Strong organizational skills are required to ensure critical daily, weekly, and monthly tasks are completed on time. Strong knowledge of MS Office and MS Excel are needed to export and manipulate data from Epicor into a meaningful format for suppliers or other levels of management.

The individual in this role should have strong communication skills, as a large portion of their job is communicating to outside suppliers. Ensuring that manufacturing and assembly operations have the necessary components is a critical role that can at times be high pressure. This individual must be able to communicate professionally in high stress situations and should be creative when dealing with roadblocks to securing components.

Specialty Buyer Specific Requirements – Electrical Commodity:

The Specialty Buyer assigned to the electrical commodity should possess a strong background, or combination of background and education in the field of Electrical Engineering or Electrical commodity management. This role will require regular communication with suppliers to understand supply challenges of wire harness assemblies and PCB assemblies at a component level, and the ability to review alternate components to suggest potentially viable alternatives to engineering for deviation approval.

 Required Qualifications and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Electrical preferred) or Business and a minimum of 2 years of experience with electrical commodity management required. An equivalent combination of education and experience with electrical commodity management equal to 6 years will also be considered.
  • Strong communication skills both written and oral.
  • Demonstrates a strong ability to be assertive and decisive.
  • Strong Organizational Skills
  • Basic knowledge of ERP systems, specifically Epicor a plus.
  • Comfort in navigating ERP systems, running reports and manipulation of report data within Microsoft Excel
  • Strong knowledge and ability to use MS Office software, including a strong foundational knowledge of MS Excel.At BraunAbility, we have been providing independence for individuals with disabilities since 1972. Ralph Braun started this venture nearly four decades ago with a few dedicated and loyal employees. We have grown to be the world's leading mobility manufacturer with nearly 1700 employees globally. We have maintained an employee first mentality with an informal and family-oriented atmosphere. You will enjoy all the resources of a large, worldwide company while relishing a small company atmosphere with an open-door policy and very easy access to management and ownership. In addition to competitive pay, benefits and opportunities for advancement, a career with BraunAbility also means knowing that you're making a difference.

    Benefits include:

    • Medical, Vision and Dental Coverage
    • Life and Disability Insurance
    • 401(k)
    • Performance bonus program
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Vacation
    • Wellness Program
    • Access to a Health Coach

    BraunAbility is committed to building an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.