International Manufacturing, Global Distribution & Consulting Solutions

Senior Buyer


Company Overview:
The H-J Family of Companies is a growing and innovative manufacturer and distributor of electrical components for power distribution. H-J has built our company on the quality of our products and service.  We are looking for a great candidate to join our team as a Senior Buyer. 

The Senior Buyer will work directly with domestic and international suppliers, Sales, Accounting, Production, and other internal departments. They will perform daily planning and purchasing activities for raw materials, requiring analysis of MRP reports and making buying decisions based on lead time, pricing, and availability of materials. They will aggressively drive for cost deflation and avoidance, while maintaining on time delivery and required quality. Additionally, they will be responsible for ensuring the inventory levels remain consistent with our company’s goals, by taking into account changing market conditions.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Negotiation and execution of purchase contracts with suppliers
  • Follow-up on scheduling and expediting of deliveries to ensure compliance to company standards and guidelines 
  • Manage key supply chain related functions, such as materials planning and scheduling, as well as, ordering activities associated with the delivery of specific customer products, direct and indirect material purchasing, inventory control and warehousing, and shipping and receiving
  • Review and approve purchase requisitions 
  • Work with Production/Inventory Control in maintaining appropriate inventory levels
  • Perform all duties within established company procedures, instructions, and applicable laws; maintain high degree of ethical standards in all matters
  • Assist in the implementation of contemporary systems and processes within the supply chain function to reduce operating costs, reduce lead times, and improve customer service
  • Be involved with the import/export activities associated with a growing international company
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field
  • Minimum of seven years’ purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment; or combination of relevant education and experience
  • International purchasing experience
  • Additional experience in a position requiring purchasing for multiple companies, quality, and cost control skills are a plus
  • Strong knowledge of MRP, production control, and purchasing concepts required
  • Must have thorough knowledge of Import/Export practices
  • Must have strong communication and analytical skills, cost analysis, and negotiation skills
  • May require frequent availability and communication during non-standard business hours to communicate with global team members
  • Proficient with negotiating and sourcing commodities
  • Ability to multi-task and manage several projects through completion at one time, while providing high attention to detail 
Please send Resumes to:

or apply in person at:
H-J Enterprises
3010 High Ridge Blvd.
High Ridge, MO. 63049