Date: May 25, 2023

Location: Auburn, AL, US, 36830

Company: Briggs & Stratton

Position Description

Maintains relationships with suppliers and may identify local suppliers for indirect materials. Establishes economic order quantities (EOQ) and shipment cadence for every component. Understands and monitors purchasing triggers, discrete purchase orders and automated vendor schedules. Monitors flow of components from suppliers to the plant to ensure optimized packaging and compliance with EOQ directives.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Acts as a liaison between multiple departments to ensure the delivery of appropriate component parts to manufacturing facilities through ordering and expediting as needed
  2. Monitors purchase requisitions and invoices including: expediting shipments by preparing/following up on orders and obtaining certifications of delivery 

  3. Maintains necessary records of purchase, price, stock and consumption, supplier/vendor, specifications and catalog filesManages relationships with suppliers and internal functions and proactively communicates demand schedules to suppliers

  4. Maintains supplier requisite programs to manage unanticipated demand spikes as needed; creates and manages lead-time reduction programs with suppliers

  5. Analyzes purchasing practices, evaluates quotes and performs cost/price and value analysis to  recommend or develop alternative suppliers

  6. Ensures compliance with supplier contracts and commercial terms sheets

  7. Maintains records for tooling at vendors;submits capital requests for tooling upgrades or replacement with sufficient lead time 

  8. Performs other duties as assigned

Job Skills Requirements

  • Thorough understanding of sourcing/supply strategies, materials requirements planning and other replenishment planning techniques

  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to work in a team environment and to build business relationships

  • Ability to represent the company with suppliers in a business-like, professional manner. Must be able to build and sustain relationships 

  • Thorough knowledge of manufacturing processes and component applications, statistical process controls and other quality management techniques

  • Knowledge of basic Geometric Dimension & Tolerance (GD&T) principles

  • Fluent in English and primary language used in area of responsibility and/or location


Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management or related field, or equivalent education and experience

Experience Requirements

Three years of experience in purchasing or related field required

Physical & Environmental Requirements



Briggs & Stratton, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, provides innovative products and diverse power solutions to help people get work done. Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of engines for outdoor power equipment, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lithium-ion battery, standby generator, energy storage system, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Vanguard®, Ferris®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Billy Goat®, Allmand®, SimpliPhi®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in more than 100 countries on six continents.


Briggs & Stratton is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. Briggs & Stratton also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.

Nearest Major Market: Auburn
Nearest Secondary Market: Opelika

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