Buyer in Jeffersonville, IN at Welbilt

Date Posted: 3/11/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Are you a master at building relationships? And a purchasing guru? If you also bring a high level of integrity and sense of urgency to the table, then you could be our next Buyer at Welbilt's KitchenCare facility*.

We are Welbilt! We are pioneers and innovators. Our industry knowledge and insights stretch back nearly a century, from the original founding of the Hirsch brothers’ Welbilt Stove Company in 1929. We design, manufacture and supply best-in-class food and beverage equipment for the global foodservice market. We attract talent and build careers. We empower you to grow with us. We recognize you and reward you. We win together as one team.

Under moderate supervision, the Buyer will be responsible for purchasing materials, supplies and services at favorable terms for the organization. Evaluates supplier bids, and at times negotiates prices and terms for purchased goods and services. Tracks purchases and updates the supplier portal, monitors vendor quality, and maintains a current database of vendor information. Works independently and occasionally directed in several aspects of the work. Problems faced are difficult but typically not complex. May influence others within the job area through explanation of facts, policies and practices.

Reporting directly to the Purchasing Manager, this position is based in Jeffersonville, Indiana*.

Major Accountability:

  • Obtains goods required by the organization including Indirect Procurement and Direct Procurement for an aftermarket parts operation (e.g., Office Supplies, Raw Materials, Parts and Services).
  • Procurement processes include Product Sourcing, Pricing Negotiation, Order Processing, and Supplier Performance Management.

  • Obtains timely parts shipments from suppliers and provides detailed supplier performance reports to the business.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Monitors the timeliness of materials and goods supplied; follows up on the status of purchase orders with suppliers to ensure timely delivery; and communicates status of orders with internal customers via SAP and reports.
  • Reports purchasing planning and supply chain control information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.

  • Interprets inventory requests, customer back orders, purchase requisitions, and other documents to co-ordinate purchasing activities in view of current and anticipated demand for goods and materials.

  • Evaluates suppliers to ensure they meet the organization's standards of price, quality, delivery timing, and reliability of supply.

  • Recognizes supplier promotional campaigns and develops other opportunities to secure reduced prices.

  • Works with engineering to assesses supplier's products to ensure they that they comply with specifications and meet the organization's quality standards.

  • Analyzes and evaluates supplier bids, proposals, or quotations; negotiates prices and delivery conditions; and commits to purchases (within established limits of authority).

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of two years purchasing experience required. Will consider a minimum of 8 years of purchasing experience in lieu of education.

  • Previous experience in Supplier Management, Vendor Relationships, Documentation Skills, Manufacturing Methods and Procedures, Manufacturing Quality, Cost Accounting

  • SAP or Oracle knowledge a plus

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) required

  • Normal office environment, must be able to sit for long periods of time

*Welbilt KitchenCare is our promise to understand, meet and exceed the expectations of our customers for the lifetime of their business - ensuring they can operate with confidence and agility, day in and day out. KitchenCare starts with evaluation of operating needs, expands when equipment arrives on-site and continues for the lifecycle of the operation. Just a phone call away, our team is on hand 24/7 to support our customers in choosing the right products and delivering a customizable level of service from our portfolio. Through KitchenCare, we empower each customer to manage their Welbilt equipment and their operation for a one-of-a kind lifetime experience in collaboration with Welbilt, delivering Performance for a lifetime.  KitchenCare is a division of Welbilt, Inc.

Welbilt, Inc. provides the world’s top chefs, premier chain operators and growing independents with industry-leading equipment and solutions. Our innovative products and solutions are powered by our deep knowledge, operator insights, and culinary expertise. Our portfolio of 12 award-winning product brands includes Cleveland™, Convotherm®, Crem®, Delfield®, Frymaster®, Garland®, Kolpak®, Lincoln™, Manitowoc®, Merco®, Merrychef® and Multiplex®. These product brands are supported by three service brands: KitchenCare®, our aftermarket parts and service brand, FitKitchen®, our fully-integrated kitchen systems brand, and KitchenConnect®, our cloud-based digital platform brand. Headquartered in the Tampa Bay region of Florida, supported by over 5,400 employees and operating 21 manufacturing facilities throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, we sell through a global network of over 5,000 distributors and dealers in over 100 countries. For more information, visit


Welbilt, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace.  All applicants shall receive equal consideration and treatment in employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, marital status, familial status, medical condition, or any other status protected by law. All recruitment, hiring, placements, transfers and promotions will be on the basis of individual skills, knowledge, abilities, and business need.


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