Buyer III

Date: Mar 25, 2021

Location: Snyder , NE, US, 68664

Company: REV Group, Inc.

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Requisition ID: 8510

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.


Responsible for the procurement of goods and services from a class or family of suppliers in direct support of manufacturing operations. Primary contact with suppliers in the areas of shortages, supplier performance, engineering change implementation, flow of material, inventory control, and disposition of non-conforming goods.



  1. Spearhead all business conducted with suppliers and coordinate internal actions between supplier and the product.
  2. Communicate parts availability issues to Purchasing Manager and area team members.
  3. Disposition of non-conforming material and communicate non-conforming parts issues that affect build to buyer and area team members.
  4. Communicate inventory level set ups
  5. Communicate pre-paint parts issues to materials, buyer and area team members.
  6. Create and present purchasing metrics to management for the areas.
  7. Participate in lean events.
  8. Represents purchasing at production related meetings and address supplier delivery issues.
  9. Represents purchasing on root cause analysis team to fix material shortages and report on critical items.
  10. Ensure smooth cut in of change notices.
  11. Support new model introduction into production area.
  12. Drive change in supplier shipping and packaging habits.
  13. Assist in Kanban implementation to areas for purchased parts.
  14. Create spot buy and blanket orders with suppliers.
  15. Manage and maintenance MRP message activities.
  16. Part number setup files under purchasing control.
  17. Create debits memos, and credit memos as needed.
  18. Website communication and training with suppliers.
  19. Inventory control activities for material stored at suppliers.
  20. Shortage updates and critical concern maintenance.
  21. Provide feedback to manufacturing and purchasing management concerning potential problems that could affect manufacturing operations.



  1. Bachelor's degree in Business, Economics, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering or related field
  2. 5-10 Procurement, Supply Chain or Materials related experience


Smeal Fire Apparatus
Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. is recognized as a premier manufacturer, inventor and innovator of customized fire apparatus. They offer a full line of custom and commercial pumpers, rescue pumpers, mini-rescue, mini-pumpers, tender / tankers, aerial ladders, platforms, tractor drawn aerials, and urban interface vehicles. Smeal is committed to leading the industry in high quality fire apparatus, delivery times and customer experience. The company sells its products worldwide and is based in Snyder, Nebraska. To learn more, visit www.smeal.com


This description reflects the principal functions of the job for purpose of job evaluation.  It should not be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements of the job nor shall be construed as giving exclusive responsibility for every function described.

REV’S world-class ambulance manufacturing facilities span the United States, covering more than 4 million sq. ft. of space. From Southern California to Winterpark, Florida, our efficient manufacturing footprint focuses on operational excellence throughout four dedicated ambulance facilities.  Brands include Wheeled Coach, McCoy Miller, Marque, Road Rescue, & Frontline Emergency Vehicles. Come Be Part of Our Ambulance team and Rev Up Your Career Today!

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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