FFA - Buyer II

Date:  Jun 16, 2022

Holden, LA, US, 70744

Company:  REV Group, Inc.
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Requisition ID: 13967

REV Group (NYSE: REVG) is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of specialty vehicles and related aftermarket parts and services. REV serves a diversified customer base primarily in the United States through three segments: Fire & Emergency, Commercial and Recreation. REV provides customized vehicle solutions for applications including: essential needs (ambulances, fire apparatus, school buses, mobility vans and municipal transit buses), industrial and commercial (terminal trucks, cut-away buses and street sweepers) and consumer leisure (recreational vehicles (“RVs”) and luxury buses). REV’s brand portfolio consists of 30 well-established principal vehicle brands including many of the most recognizable names within our served markets. Several of REV’s brands pioneered their specialty vehicle product categories and date back more than 50 years.


The Buyer is assigned various suppliers, and/or services which they will be responsible for managing from quote to product delivery.  This position is responsible to quote new product, released by engineering, utilizing pre-determined suppliers and/or suppliers currently engaged with REV Group.  This position is responsible for ensuring all pertinent product information is accurately and timely maintained within the manufacturing system, to ensure the timely processing of MRP Planned Orders and Purchase Order creation.  This position is responsible for ensuring Purchase Order delivery dates are confirmed and are in good relationship to production requirement dates.  The position will be required to expedite orders, to ensure uninterrupted manufacturing flow, and therefore will require communication with a multitude of internal and external disciplines (i.e., Production Control, Manufacturing, Engineering, Finance, Suppliers, etc.).  


•    Maintains required Tasks for Success on a daily basis.  
•    On-going expediting of items on Shortage Report to ensure report integrity which will be used to communicate between Materials and Production.  
•    Purchases parts, equipment, and materials by preparing request for quotations and submitting Purchase Orders with approved Suppliers.  Issues purchase orders and agreements that accurately reflect price, schedule, terms, and conditions negotiated with Suppliers and/or REV Group.
•    Maintains accurate data integrity in MRP system to include Item Data (manufacture number, description, lead-time, and purchase price, etc.) and Maintain Supplier Data.
•    Routinely Interact and Communicate with suppliers that product specifications, purchase order details (manufacture number, description, and pricing), and delivery requirements are accurately and clearly defined (delivery date based on manufacturing requirements, considering transportation, inspection, and/or any internal processes).
•    Assure that problems/roadblocks relating to delivery or quality that could impact the scheduled production plan are promptly communicated to the supplier and/or management in a timely manner.
•    Maintain confirmed delivery dates on purchase orders in the computer system.
•    Process ECO requests through the documentation and notification to the Supplier of any relating changes, to ensure all products delivered are done to the most recent and up to date component revision.
•    As required by Sick Bay & Registered Process - Review, Resolve and Communicate with Sick Bay Coordinator to ensure timely payments are made to Suppliers.
•    Review and update Price Holds within Suppliers net terms.  
•    Review reschedule and cancellation messages and updates accordingly per established guidelines.
•    Distribute weekly Supplier reports.
•    Works S-BOM changes daily and/or through daily MRP runs.
•    Reviews and establishes first phase of process for new released item data setup by working Parts without Pricing, updates Signal Codes as needed.
•    Develop and maintain stock programs (JIT/Kanban/VMI) that satisfy production demand and supports the organizations overall inventory plan working directly with Production, Materials and Suppliers.
•    Review/analyze Safety Stock levels, Excess & Obsolete Inventory, Quarterly Supplier Review (QBR’s), Quarterly Blanket Purchase Orders as directed by management.
•    Attends Supplier, Internal, Project meetings and Supplier visit as required. 
•    Works closely on obtaining the REV Group/FERRARA projected goals relating to purchasing functions.
•    Updates, maintains, and creates Work Instructions as it relates to the Quality of the product, supplier, and maintenance within FERRARA ERP system.


•    Project related tasks as assigned by the Manager.


1.    SAFETY: Follow FERRARA General Health & Safety Rules, ensure safe operating conditions within area of responsibility, and notify coworkers and supervisors of hazardous acts and conditions. Proper use of PPE; use only defect-free equipment. Promote safety in department. Use proper lifting techniques and overhead hoist when needed. Maintain clean and safe working environment in line with 5-S Philosophy. Participate in hazardous communication training and safety meetings.
2.    QUALITY: Responsible for the quality of work. This requires defect-free work and understanding of the requirements of the company’s quality system as it pertains to job duties and responsibilities. Must be able to check work to ensure conformance to process control instructions, specifications, and quality standards. Identify and segregate non-conforming product. Identify the need for and assist in initiating and implementing corrective and preventive actions when appropriate.
3.    FLEXIBILITY: Able and willing to work in other areas as needed. Must be flexible in taking lunch and breaks when workflow requires. Willing to work additional hours, as necessary. 
4.    INITIATIVE: Actively participate in continuous improvement of products and processes to better serve customers and improve the overall profitability of FERRARA. Actively seek out work in other areas when current assignment is complete. Make suggestions for improving product quality, processes, safety, and company profitability.
5.    TEAMWORK: Positive working attitude toward other employees; be a team player. Work with others constructively and abide by company policies and procedures. Working together as a team for continuous improvement is vital to ensure the future of FERRARA and its employees. Teamwork will be required to be effective in daily production assignments as well as special improvement projects.
6.    CAREER DEVELOPMENT: Attend and participate in a variety of meetings, training programs, and task force groups to integrate activities, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems, and maintain specific level of knowledge pertaining to changes to equipment or process, new developments, requirements, procedures, and policies. 
7.    LEADERSHIP: Lead the team, provide innovative thought leadership on strategies to grow market share, increase profitability, and meet long-term business goals.
8.    ACTION-ORIENTED: Enjoy working hard; is action-oriented and energetic; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seize more opportunities than others.
9.    CONFLICT MANAGEMENT: Step up to conflicts, seeing them as opportunities; read situations quickly; good at focused listening; can hammer out tough agreements and settle disputes equitably; can find common ground and get cooperation.
10.    DEALING WITH AMBIGUITY: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; is not upset when things are up in the air; does not have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
11.    DRIVE FOR RESULTS: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.


•    Associates Degree, and Minimum Two (2) Years Experience Purchasing, in a Manufacturing Environment, or Minimum of Five (5) Years Experience Purchasing in a Custom Manufacturing Environment.  
•    Experience and Working Knowledge in Accounting Preferred, but not required.
•    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.
•    Excellent Communication Skills, both Verbal and Written.
•    Demonstrated Ability in Computer Operations, specifically Microsoft Office, Data Mining, & Crystal Report.
•    Intermediate to Advanced Experience and Working Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, i.e., formulas, queries, macros, etc…).
•    Experience and Working Knowledge of Material Resource Planning (MRP) and its corresponding Input and Outputs.
•    Demonstrated Ability in Problem Solving, i.e., Short/Long Term Corrective Action Resolution, Root Cause Analysis, 5 Why Principle, etc.
•    Demonstrated Ability in Reviewing and Understanding Complex Component and Assembly Prints.
•    Experience with the BAAN Manufacturing Suite Preferred, but not required.


Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc. (“Ferrara”), a leading custom fire apparatus and rescue vehicle manufacturer that engineers and manufactures vehicles for municipal and industrial customers. The Ferrara product portfolio includes multiple fire apparatus configurations tailored to the specific requirements and demands of the fire service industry – including custom-builds on their own chassis as well as solutions on commercially available chassis such as Freightliner and International. This acquisition enhances REV’s product offering in its Fire Group within its Fire & Emergency segment, particularly with custom chassis pumpers, aerials and industrial apparatus.

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 opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.



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