FNA Group
  • Pleasant Prairie, WI, USA
  • Full Time

FNA Group Generous Benefits Package Includes: Medical / Dental / Vision / Life / 401(k) with Company Match (full-time eligible employees) / Paid Holidays / Paid Time Off

Supply Chain: Buyer


FNA Group is looking for a Buyer with a continuous improvement mentality to help implement process improvement and reduce costs in the Supply Chain process. We are a leading and growing manufacturer of power washers and power washer accessories!

Primary Purpose:

The Buyer implements purchasing activities in compliance with mandated requirements; overseeing daily activities; responding to a range of inquiries regarding processes or bid status; and achieving department objectives and goals within budget.

Job Description:

  • Procure goods and services, including MRO, raw materials, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, etc.
  • Confer with vendors to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, and delivery schedule.
  • Evaluate vendors for the purpose of determining their capability for performing to established specifications.
  • Determine method of procurement, quantity, price, timeframe and extent of purchase.
  • Generate Request for Quotations with suppliers and prospective suppliers as required.
  • Review bid proposals and negotiate contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority.
  • Maintain item costs, lead times and purchase from vendors in ERP system.
  • Advise suppliers of Non-Conformances while also requesting Corrective Actions within an acceptable timeline while keeping the Quality & Manufacturing teams in the communication loop.
  • Close out Non-Conformance Reports on a timely basis as well as advising Accounting department of debits based on NCR's.
  • Weekly reviewing of MRP planned orders and action messages and taking appropriate action, which will include timely release of planned purchase orders, expediting, pushing back and/or cancelling of current purchase orders.
  • Administer the bidding process for vendors within established limits (i.e., prepare specifications, evaluate bids, recommend vendors, conduct bid meetings, etc.) for the purpose of securing items and/or services within budget and in compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Compile data from a wide variety of sources such as vendors, staff, etc., to analyze issues, ensure compliance with a wide variety of purchasing policies and procedures and/or monitoring purchasing processes.
  • Issue purchase orders as needed for completing the purchasing process in accordance with established procedures with correct purchasing cost and required dates.
  • Oversee requirement processes (i.e., orders, work orders and requisitions for supplies, equipment, bids for potential commodities, supplies equipment and services, etc.) for the purpose of acquiring necessary resources.



  • 2+ years buying experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • MRP/MPS experience.
  • Experience with ERP systems and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment strong ability to multitask complex projects efficiently.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to negotiate purchasing costs of materials and services.


  • Experience procuring raw materials, component parts and services.


Diploma required, college degree preferred.

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