Hunter Engineering

  • Buyer - Steel

    Supply Chain/Purchasing
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Hunter Engineering Company, a global leader in the development and manufacturing of computer-based automotive service equipment, is seeking a Purchasing Agent for our manufacturing operations. Founded in 1946, Hunter has a history of product ingenuity and growth and has been a worldwide market leader for decades.  Our computer-based products set the quality and technological standard in the industry. Hunter Engineering Company offers state-of-the-art automotive service equipment such as wheel alignment systems, wheel balancers, tire changers, lift racks, and brake testers.



    Ideal candidates will have total responsibility for procurement of all raw steel, aluminum sheet and bar stock for multiple manufacturing facilities, analyze bid proposals with a strong understanding of forecast, and act on movement in the commodities markets. In addition, they will develop strategies to mitigate impacts of market volatility and follow price trends and futures.



    • Identify, quote, and award bid packages based on Total Cost of Ownership.
    • Work closely with vendors by conducting quarterly performance reviews and occasional on-site production facility audits to support exceptional supplier management.
    • Review quality and delivery metrics and take appropriate corrective actions with vendors.
    • Keep current on industry-wide pricing trends, technological innovations, and overall market conditions through research and effective supplier interaction.
    • Maintain proper inventory levels of assigned commodities utilizing tools that support lean initiatives. 



    • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Engineering, or related field OR 2 to 5 years of supply chain or purchasing experience.
    • Working understanding of steel technical specifications with strong mechanical aptitude.
    • Effective negotiation skills.
    • Proven drive to succeed.
    • Strong communication, analytical, multitasking and negotiation skills.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office. Advanced Excel skills a plus.


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