IHI Turbo America

IHI Turbo America



Date:January 24, 2018 Position Title:Category Buyer
Reports to:Purchasing Manager Department:5306
Location:Shelbyville, IL

  • A. Education
    • Bachelor Degree (Preferred)
  • B. Experience
    • 3+ years purchasing / procurement experience (in addition to bachelor degree)
    • 7+ years purchasing / procurement experience (in lieu of bachelor degree)

Plan and maintain the flow and inventory levels of material to support all production areas, while minimizing the inventory investment.

  • Responsible and accountable for development and implementation of category sourcing strategy
  • Provide leadership for sourcing decisions
  • Negotiate and source all production materials in alignment with the category sourcing strategy
  • Utilize sound negotiation and value analysis skills to reduce overall costs
  • Develop, maintain and promote sound relationships with suppliers
  • Maintain accurate and complete records related to purchasing activities
  • Work closely with suppliers to correct all supplier delivery problems
  • Work closely with Supplier Quality to monitor and correct all supplier PPM problems
  • Work closely with Logistics to ensure suppliers’ compliance with packaging and logistics specifications
  • Work closely with Product Engineering on new product development to ensure timely procurement of prototype and production parts from the best supplier for the product / company

  • Owns supplier relationship
  • Accountable for supplier success / failure

  • Supplier selection
  • Component pricing / negotiations
  • Long-term agreements / contracts

  • None

  • Self-motivated, able to perform role with minimal supervision, taking on ownership and demonstrate a sense of urgency
  • Analytical, problem solving and project leadership skills with the ability to lead teams, suppliers and customers to effective solutions
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a dynamic environment
  • Strong negotiation skills with the ability to interpret, analyze and negotiate contractual cost elements
  • Aggressively identify / pursue cost savings opportunities
  • Effective communication skills, both oral & written
  • Detail oriented & highly organized
  • Strong personal skills & a collaborative work style
  • Positive attitude & high ethical standards
  • Proven experience in supplier negotiations, comprehensive understanding of commercial terms and conditions related to procurement of goods and services, and supply contracts
  • Intermediate to advanced skills with MS Office Products (Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Ability to travel both domestic and internationally
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering prints a plus
  • Solid understanding of manufacturing processes preferred
  • Professional certification in purchasing and/or inventory management (e.g. CPM, CSCP) preferred

Qualified candidates should submit a resume with a cover letter and salary requirements to Human Resource at hr@ihi-turbo.com with Position Title in your subject line.

IHI Turbo America is an equal opportunity employer.