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Who is Oatey?

Since 1916, Oatey has provided reliable, high-quality products for the residential and commercial plumbing industries, with a commitment to delivering quality, building trust and improving lives. Today, Oatey operates a comprehensive manufacturing and distribution network to supply thousands of products for professional builders, contractors, engineers and do-it-yourself consumers around the world.

The Oatey family of companies is consist of brands that are synonymous with quality, integrity, and trust in the plumbing industry. We are Oatey, Cherne, Keeney, Quick Drain, Hercules, Dearborn, GF Thompson, Harvey, Masters, Contact, and Belanger.

What we're looking for...

This position reviews and analyzes raw material requirements based upon both the weekly planned production schedule, and future forecasted production demands. This role will issue and maintain purchase orders and will work directly with suppliers and transportation parties to ensure on-time delivery of quality raw materials meeting the scheduled production demands. To be successful, this position continuously collaborates with demand planners, sourcing managers, schedulers and manufacturing as well as tactically manages suppliers to ensure a consistent flow of production throughout the supply chain.

Expectations & Accountabilities...

  • Utilizes Microsoft Dynamics AX (AX) to issue purchase order to suppliers: Buyers should be familiar with the purchasing SOP/method for his/her assigned site/commodities suppliers.
  • Follows up on past due PO’s and work with supplier to hone in delivery of material to meet production demands.
  • Buyer will need to expedite material from supplier if necessary.
  • Utilizes basic spreadsheets and AX to: analyze raw material usage, days/weeks on hand, and to determine root causes of raw material outages and purchase order receiving discrepancies.
  • Maintains rapport and a solid business relationship with assigned vendors.
  • Works with Sourcing team to: resolve PO pricing issues; various other issues regarding raw material.
  • Reduces total cost through the optimization of order management, routing of shipments and consolidation of supply between suppliers while meeting fill rate and inventory requirements.
  • Support payables process in troubleshooting invoice non-match resolution.

What you'll need to be successful...

  • One (1) to three (3) years relevant job experience within a manufacturing environment
  • Focused / Detail oriented work style producing comprehensive work
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • High competency level with Microsoft Excel and Outlook
  • Demonstrated Interpersonal / Collaborative skills and ability
  • Ability to generate Pivot Tables and VLOOKUP formulas in Excel

Qualifications that will set you apart...

  • Work experience utilizing MRP / DRP / MPS in ERP software packages
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX/SAP experience

Education and Certification

  • Associates Degree in Business or related field
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

Why Oatey?

  • At Oatey, our purpose has always been to deliver quality, build trust and improve lives through the products that we make.  
  • Oatey fosters an environment that embraces diversity - acknowledging, valuing, and utilizing the unique experiences and perspectives of our associates. 
  • We value Collaboration, Integrity, Respect, Courage, Leadership, and Excellence above all else.  
  • Our vision is to remain and continue to grow as a market leader, to enrich the lives of our Associates, to challenge the status quo, and to foster an inclusive environment in every regard.  
  • Our purpose, mission, and vision are not possible without the right people, and we are committed to fostering an inclusive, engaging, and rewarding environment for our Associates.  
  • Oatey has a total rewards philosophy which encompasses compensation, benefits, work-life effectiveness, recognition, performance management, tuition reimbursement, mental health wellness, and talent development.
  • Come join the Oatey team, where we’re big enough to matter and small enough that YOU matter!  

Oatey Total Rewards

  • Competitive pay based on experience and merit  
  • Annual Cash Profit Sharing (discretionary) 
  • Health Insurance for our associates’ averages $100 or less a month (single coverage)  
  • Generous benefits including up to $2,700 company contribution to Health Savings Account 
  • 401(k) with a 5% company match 
  • Tuition reimbursement in an environment that encourages advancement  
  • Associate well-being benefits including CALM App and mental health therapy options
  • Recognized for our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
At Oatey we are committed to help our Associates grow their career. Apply today and grow with Oatey!