Brooklyn Park, MN 
Posted 18 days ago
Job Description


Plans, coordinates, and schedules the purchasing, production, and inventory control of materials required for manufacturing or sale. Responsible for executing product/processing projects and other tactical activities as assigned. Act as the company's key contact with individual suppliers and provides primary support for day to day operations. Manages the relationship with the assigned suppliers to achieve the company's business objectives.


30% - Utilizes ERP to ensure material availability in support of the production schedule

  • Places purchase orders to suppliers
  • Expedites/Defers to ensure product availability per the inventory plan
  • Sets and maintains purchasing and planning ERP order parameters.

15% - Manages relationships with assigned suppliers to optimize processes, supporting quality & delivery improvement, organizing key supplier meetings, supplier performance. Evaluates past performance record regarding price, capacity, quality, and delivery of known sources against purchasing requirements.

Manages supplier surveys.

10% - Prepares requests for proposals, solicit quotations, evaluate bids, negotiate price, and negotiates terms with suppliers in support of company objectives. Selects suppliers based on total cost of ownership including quality and delivery performance.

Renewal of local frame agreements. Tool management.

10% - Assists in supplier management including risk management, commodity strategy, inventory management, problem resolution, claims management, charge-back management. Manage supplier changes.

10% - Executes strategies and tactics to achieve best total cost

Pricing, Logistics, Inventory (product lifecycle management, revisions, E&O cost)

5% - Represents logistics department in manufacturing, engineering, accounting, and management regarding programs, procedures, and projects

10% - Performs other tactical duties as required to optimize material flow such as DMT management, processing engineering changes, maintaining data integrity in the ERP system, etc.



Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Business, Engineering, or related field of study


Preferred 2-5+ years of related business or manufacturing experience of which at least 1 year is spent in Purchasing, Planning and Inventory Control.


  • Knowledge of Master Scheduling, Planning, and Purchasing practices and supplier management
  • Ability to plan, organize, and manage multiple projects
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Able to interact with all functional areas and all organizational levels
  • Able to represent the company to suppliers at all levels of management
  • Able to manage internal and external supplier relationships
  • Familiarity with engineering drawings
  • Keen understanding of a manufacturing environment
  • Collaboration, strategic planning and change management skills in a cross functional business team environment
  • Must be able to analyze problems and develop improvement plans
  • Working conditions: Requires some travel, including international travel


  • Proficiency in use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Proficient knowledge of ERP systems, such as BAAN, Oracle, JDE, SAP.
  • Data Processes and Analytical skills
  • Sequel and Power BI a plus

Nilfisk, Inc., is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Let's create a cleaner future together

Clean is changing.Today, cleaning is a key contributor to health and safety, and a new clean is emerging, driven by technology and innovation. At Nilfisk we are a driving force in this development, and we work as one team with one agenda, supporting each other across an exciting, dynamic organization. Being part of Nilfisk means having the freedom to speak your mind and do what you do best. You will thrive by having a hands-on approach and the drive to bring your great ideas to life. At Nilfisk you can lead, innovate and collaborate for a cleaner future. Are you ready to make a change?

We embrace diversity and equality with an environment of inclusion. We encourage everyone to apply for the position, regardless of origin, race, ethnicity, religion, physical or mental ability, gender, gender-identity or expression, sexual orientation, and age.

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Nilfisk, Inc., is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Equal opportunity It is the policy of Nilfisk not to discriminate any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran. It is also the policy of Nilfisk to take action to employ and to advance in employment, all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status, and to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training, including apprenticeship, at all levels of employment.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2 to 5 years
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