Trident Maritime Systems-Heavy Equipment Group

Buyer Job at Trident Maritime Systems-Heavy Equipment Group in Kingsford, MI; Marinette, WI


Come join a leader for over 160 years in mining and defense industries!
Job Location(s):
Kingsford, MI; Marinette, WI
Start Date:
2 weeks
Employment Term:
Employment Type:
Full Time
Hours per Week:
Work Hours (i.e. shift):
Starting Salary Range:
Not Provided
Required Education:
Required Experience:
3 to 20+ years
Required Security Clearance:
Related Categories:
Defense/Military/Intelligence Analysis, Professional and Technical, Supply Chain/Logistics

Position Description

Do you love the outdoors? Located in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Job includes opportunities to immerse yourself in the breath-taking natural beauty of the outdoors, with picturesque landscapes, tranquil lakes and scenic trails right at your door step. Enjoy work-life balance in a serene environment that fosters a deep connection with nature and offers abundant recreational activities for outdoor enthusiasts.

Whether you’re just starting or looking to further your career. Come apply with us at Trident Maritime Systems – Heavy Equipment Group. We offer 3-, 4- and 5-day work weeks.

Join us where you can work and play!

Benefits include but are not limited to:

  • 401K contribution
  • Long Term & Short Term Disability, Basic Life at no cost to the employee
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurances
  • Paid Holidays
  • Fitness company contribution
  • Referral Bonuses
  • Education Reimbursement
  • Company Events
  • Excellent PTO policy

JOB TITLE:   Buyer                                                           

PLANT/DEPARTMENT:    Supply Chain                             DIRECTED BY:   Supply Chain Manager
IMPORTANT WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:    Supply Chain Management, Suppliers, Engineering, Quality Control, Estimating, Production Control, Program Management, Accounting, Warehouse

DIRECTS:  None       

BENEFITS: Purchase material meeting quality and delivery requirements at the best price possible.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY:  Purchase material meeting quality and delivery requirements at the best price possible.
  1. Obtain competitive pricing from qualified vendors based on requisitions or Recommended Order Report
  2. Negotiate the best deal for price, delivery, and terms and place purchase orders.
  3. Interview salespersons and seek new qualified suppliers.
  4. Ensure correct requirements are flowed down to suppliers.
  5. Approve invoices as required.
  6. Acts as liaison between the supplier and the company.
  7. Build strong and trusting relationships with suppliers.
  8. Maintain market awareness for the commodities in buyer’s area of responsibility.
  9. Maintain Negotiated Savings log.
  10. Track and maintain the Small Business, Supplier Evaluation and the Annual Supplier Evaluation for assigned suppliers.
  11. Resolve defective material problems including negotiating settlements for vendor chargebacks.
  12. Other duties as assigned.

  • None

  • 2-3 years buying experience in the manufacturing industry.

  • Job may require long hours of sitting/computer usage.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities/Affirmative Action Employer.
We comply with Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division.


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