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Job Title:  Buyer & Planner

Requisition ID:  9464

Springfield, MO, US, 65803

Home-based Position:  No
Regular/Temporary:  Regular
Job Type:  Full-Time
Job Description: 

EnerSys is the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. We have over thirty manufacturing and assembly plants worldwide servicing over 10,000 customers in more than 100 countries. Worldwide headquarters are located in Reading, PA, USA with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia. We complement our extensive line of Motive Power and Energy Systems with a full range of integrated services and systems. With sales and service locations throughout the world, and over 100 years of battery experience, EnerSys is the power/full solution for stored DC power products. 

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Job Purpose

Manage and ensure the purchasing of materials, services, and/or equipment for the assigned purchasing portfolio, within the set procurement policies and guidelines, to ensure an uninterrupted and timely supply at optimum cost within specifications

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reviews customer orders on a daily basis
  • Contact potential vendors, perform reference checks, review quotations and evaluate each purchase requisition for the most appropriate methods of procurement 
  • Review purchase orders for accuracy
  • Establish priorities for assigned commodities with key vendors and ensure priorities are maintained
  • Maintain effective communication with both internal and external customers
  • Interface with all levels of management both internally and externally 
  • Continuously strive to reduce the cost of assigned commodities
  • Interact with engineering department to assist in the sourcing of materials, with respect to cost, quality, and availability of materials
  • Generate reports per specified processes that measure key buyer performance metrics



  • 2-3+ years experience in a similar position
  • At minimum High School Diploma, preferred Associate's or bachelor's degree in procurement or a related field
  • Knowledge of software programs, including MS Office, etc.



  • Foreign language is a plus, English a must
  • A proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making skills.
  • Must be able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced quickly changing environment.
  • Knowledge of MRP and ERP
  • 2-4 year college degree or higher in business or related field

General Job Requirements

  • This position will work in an office setting, expect minimal physical demands.


EnerSys provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  EEO/Minority/Female/Vets/Disabled

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