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Johnson Electric Sr. Buyer (Indirect) in Vandalia, Ohio

Johnson Electric (JE) is excited to announce that we are now recruiting for an Senior Buyer position in our Vandalia, OH location. The purpose of this role is to manage indirect item/services purchasing and to lead other buyers to make internal customers success with maximum benefit to the company.


  • Understand user's requirements, sourcing, negotiate price & terms, make supplier selection proposal which fit for purpose with reasonable TCO and competitive credit terms for all categories and responsible regional level categories

  • Be fair and open to all supplier while sourcing

  • Prepare POs following Indirect Expenditure procedures and follow up PO approval, filling PO/contract/PO supporting documentation

  • Approve Purchase orders per approval authorization

  • Detect improvement opportunities(including but not limited to cost saving opportunity, working process), find practical solution and implement, get involved as supervisor/manager's request in improvement project initiated by others

  • Prepare reports per supervisor/manager's requirement, including but not limited to monthly spending report and analyze, recurring and non-recurring cost saving report, overdue PO report

  • Follow up on payment issues and delivery when needed

  • Educate user to make sure procedures are followed and manage user's expectation via proper communication

  • Train and lead site buyer, build team morale


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree

  • Ability to work in the U.S. without sponsorship

  • 3+ Years of experience in a similar role

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Good Team work and leadership skills

  • Good inter-personal skills

  • Strong commercial sense of understanding cost driver/negotiation point and business model/market rule of different indirect categories and negotiation skill

  • Strong sense of urgency and/or time to get things done properly on time

  • Strong Negotiation Skill

  • Understanding on contract terms of different indirect categories, tax, regulation and logistic

  • Office software skill and project management capability

  • Local candidates preferred


JE offers talented employees exceptional opportunities to learn and grow professionally with rewarding careers. We offer a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, prescription plan, vision, disability coverage, life insurance coverage, 401K match, and holiday/vacation benefits.

Johnson Electric does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits.