Buyer II

Date:  Jun 14, 2024

Brandon, SD, US, 57005

Company:  REV Group, Inc.
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Requisition ID: 21775
Spartan Emergency Response (Spartan ER) is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of custom emergency response vehicles, cabs, and chassis. Driven by a commitment to quality and innovation, Spartan and its portfolio of brands Spartan Fire Apparatus and Chassis, Smeal Fire Apparatus, and Ladder Tower (LT) offer a broad range of apparatus to meet specific requirements and demands of the fire service industry. Spartan has a rich history in fire apparatus manufacturing with over 250 years of combined experience.
Spartan Emergency Response is part of the larger REV Group (NYSE: REVG), a leading manufacturer of specialty vehicles for the fire & emergency, commercial, and recreation markets. REV Group’s extensive vehicle line-up includes models such as ambulances, fire trucks, school buses, terminal trucks, RV’s, luxury buses, and much more. Our 6,500+ employees continuously demonstrate their commitment to building innovative and reliable vehicles that our customers can depend on whether for a family trip across the U.S. or when responding to an emergency. Rev Group is a veteran friendly employer and hires over 200 veterans and or those transferring out of the military each year.

The Buyer II position researches and selects vendors to solicit quotes and is responsible for the procurement of a medium scope, quantity, and dollars of repetitive assemblies, parts, and services. Requires considerable knowledge of specific materials, vendors, and market conditions.  The Buyer II will be responsible for daily purchasing tasks including but not limited to; maintaining stock levels, viewing open purchase requisitions, creating Pos building supplier relationships, following up on open orders, and providing customer updates on outstanding purchase orders.  Buyer II will use best practices and experience to ensure that the company is getting the best prices possible and optimum order quantities.  Also, monitor the performance of the suppliers to ensure the attainment of objectives in quality, delivery, service, and cost.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.


  • Utilization of a Computerized MRP system to ensure Purchase Orders are created and reviewed in a timely and accurate manner, in support of manufacturing requirements.
  • On-going expediting of items on the Backlog Report to ensure report integrity which will be used to communicate between customer service and the warehouse.
  • Routinely interact and communicate with suppliers that purchase order details (manufacture number, description, and pricing), and delivery requirements are accurately and clearly defined (delivery date based on manufacturing/customer requirements, considering transportation, inspection, and/or any internal processes).
  • Maintain delivery confirmation detail in the computer system.
  • Assure the flow of product, which does not meet our standards or expectations, is clearly documented and processed through the defective materials process.
  • Review and resolve receiving and invoice discrepancies, as required by receiving or accounts payable, to ensure timely payments are made to suppliers.
  • Review open requirements, expedite, delay, or cancel orders where necessary.
  • Track supplier OTTR, OTIF, and Lead Time, and ensure MOQ = EOQ.
  • As needed engage with suppliers to resolve supply solvency issues.
  • The first line of defense for price increases, leveraging a broader team to drive results by mitigating increases.
  • Attend Karrass Negotiation Skills training within the first year of hire.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Analytical and highly motivated individual, with acute attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize, manage, and meet deadlines for multiple tasks simultaneously, in a fast paced and continually evolving manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated ability in participation, engagement, and promotion of a “team” atmosphere.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Demonstrated ability in computer operations, specifically Microsoft office, data mining, & crystal report.
  • Demonstrated ability with problem solving, i.e. short/long term corrective action resolution, root cause analysis, 5 why principle, etc.
  • Experience and working knowledge in Accounting preferred, but not required.
  • Experience with supplier and vendor management .
  • Intermediate to advanced experience and working knowledge of Microsoft excel, i.e., formulas, queries, macros, etc.).


Education and/or Experience:

  • 2+ years of experience in purchasing, within a Manufacturing environment. 
  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, or 2) certification as a Certified Public Procurement Buyer, Certified Professional Procurement Officer, or Certified Purchasing Manager.


Work Environment/Conditions:

  • Office work environment, production floor as needed
  • Personal protective equipment required while on the plant floor:
    • Safety glasses, or prescription safety glasses with side shields
    • Earplugs
    • Steel-toed shoes


The above information is intended to describe the general nature of this position and should not be considered a comprehensive statement of duties, activities, responsibilities, and requirements.  Additional duties, activities, responsibilities, and requirements may be assigned, with or without notice, at any time.  This job description is neither an employment contract nor a promise of work for any specific length of time.


REV Group 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. REV Group also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunities for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans. 



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