Project Buyer

Project Buyer

secteur d'activité
, United States of America.
Type de contrat
Full time

As a subsidiary of Toyota Industries (TICO), Vanderlande North America is enjoying rapid growth and extraordinary market demand. Vanderlande is a global market leader in material handling system manufacture, design, installation, and service.  Vanderlande systems employ the latest in robotic, mechanical, and software technology.   Vanderlande’s customers are household names in e-commerce, package delivery, and air transportation.

We are seeking a detailed-oriented, thorough, and organized Project Buyer to join our Procurement Project Execution Team. The Project Buyer is responsible for the procurement and subcontracting of 3rd party designed equipment and site installation labor that will be incorporated in our client’s material handling systems for small to very large projects in North America.  He/she must be able to work effectively and independently in a dynamic, complex environment. He/she will work closely together with the team of Operational Buyers, Project Buyers, Contract Manager, as well as the Project Team. The position will report to the Group Leader, Project Procurement.

Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Implement supply chain strategies for Project Procurement that are consistent with our customers’ business plan (Project Procurement and Subcontractor Strategy)
  • Support and maintain a Supply Base that builds long-term strategic relationships with key supply partners that provide Vanderlande with a competitive advantage within the material handling system market
  • Analyze, create, and implement innovative supply opportunities and strategies that enhance the market position and/or profitability on a local and global level
  • Draft, improve and enforce the use of all contract templates for the legal engagement of installation services, construction subcontractors, equipment suppliers and service level providers in collaboration with Corporate Counsel
  • Develop and execute the Supply Plan for all 3rd  party equipment in the execution phase of a project
  • Develop RFQs for 3rd party equipment, services and site installation and assess quotes as well as suppliers.
  • Generate and maintain Purchase Order within JD Edwards
  • Negotiate proper terms and conditions in addition to total landed cost with suppliers
  • Attend project meetings and report the status updates of all 3rd party equipment
  • Support and collaborate with Project Engineering and Execution team to minimize total project risk and cost
  • Coordinate procurement activities, global strategies, and management system procedures with North America organization
  • Incorporate work instructions associated with Project Procurement and supervise the archival, sharing and protection of critical project communication documents related to Project Procurement
  • Execute ethical principles and standards of Procurement practices to comply with all applicable safety, regulatory and quality system requirements
  • Acting as a mature partner for process improvement in procurement and related processes within a project.


  • BA/BS Degree in Business, Engineering, Materials Management or equivalent preferred
  • 4-6 years of progressive experience (Sourcing, S&OP, Logistics and Operations) in Procurement
  • Contract writing experience, knowledge of legal requirements involved with contracts
  • Prior experience in the Material Handling Systems industry or similar (Construction/Contracting or Engineering industry) is advantageous


  • Ability to work in an entrepreneurial organization where cooperating with others and being a team member is a natural
  • Ability to work simultaneously in multiple software systems
  • APICS (Association or Operations Management) certification (CPM or related) preferred.
  • Experience moving seamlessly between cultures
  • Tough-minded, results-oriented attitude
  • Bilingual preferred
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Excellent analytical and financial skills
  • Creative, out of box, thinker
  • Strong communication and decision-making skills
  • Drive and ambition to elevate the department to higher levels
  • Confidence take charge mentality, hands-on
  • Experience with MS office and ERP systems
  • Willingness to travel 10% domestic and international

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

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