Carr Lane Manufacturing
  • 04-Jan-2018 to 05-Mar-2018 (CST)
  • Purchasing
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Assistant Buyer


Carr Lane Manufacturing has an excellent opportunity for an Assistant Buyer to work at a nationally recognized manufacturer located in St. Louis, Missouri.

About Us:

Carr Lane Manufacturing provides a large selection of tooling components, clamps, fixturing, and related workholding products for all areas of manufacturing. Based in St. Louis, Missouri USA, we make tooling items for virtually every industry around the globe.  Carr Lane Manufacturing delivers consistently high-quality products, and is certified ISO 9001-2015.


Job Description:

The Assistant Buyer supports the acquisition of material and finished goods according to defined scopes and specifications.  Daily responsibilities include data analysis, creative problem solving, and relationship management with internal and external stakeholders in a fast-paced, positive environment.  Items purchased include raw material, components, finished goods, supplies, and tools.  The Assistant Buyer collaborates with the Purchasing Coordinator and Buyers, and reports to the Procurement Manager.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • 1-2 years of purchasing, supply chain, or business experience preferred, trainability required
  • Detail oriented, able to focus in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision
  • Expert communicator and analytical thinker; able to understand complex subjects, identify comparable data points, develop and report structured evaluation
  • Strong time management and task prioritization skills required
  • Strong experience in Microsoft Suite, specifically Excel required
  • Prior experience with Infor or other ERP/MRP system (JD Edwards, Oracle, Syteline, etc.) preferred


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and share PO line reports to suppliers, update data points within system
  • Schedule and track domestic and international shipments with logistics carriers
  • Cut and track Purchase Orders from creation to delivery using Syteline ERP system
  • Send RFQs to suppliers and complete quotes
  • Review approved requisitions and cut purchase orders within authority level
  • Communicate with suppliers to update lead times and pricing within Syteline ERP system
  • Update vendor contract pricing, validate data, and run reports
  • Support strategic sourcing initiatives through research and reporting
  • Other duties as assigned


Carr Lane Manufacturing provides a full range of benefits and a great working environment including:

  • 100% Employer paid health premiums for the employee (Tobacco users must first complete a smoking cessation program, paid by Carr Lane Manufacturing, to receive 100% paid.)
  • Employer paid life insurance premiums
  • 401k & Profit Sharing
  • Paid holidays, vacation, paid birthday day off, and sick days


Carr Lane is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status




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