Senior Buyer

Haulotte Group North America

Archbold, Ohio


About this vacancy


On behalf of our client, Haulotte Group, the third-largest worldwide manufacturer of aerial work platforms, YER is seeking a Senior Buyer.

Job description

The position's Primary Objective is to develop and manage the North American Supplier base and manage a $10 million North America purchasing portfolio, with an active involvement in cross-functional teams to support the overall success of the company.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Lead the purchasing team and all the purchasing activities in the US and Canada
  • Implement purchasing strategies, policies and procedures
  • Establish, build, and maintain relationships with all key suppliers
  • Negotiate contracts, pricing, payment terms and conditions, lead-times and formulate contracts/agreements with suppliers to minimize total cost, improve quality and assure on-time delivery.
  • Review and resolve any discrepancies with supplier invoices, grievances, claims, conflicts, product non-conformance or quality issues
  • Ensure appropriate analysis of supplier proposals is completed; may include market analysis, Should Cost analysis, Total Cost of Ownership analysis, etc.
  • Effectively communicate progress and results to key stakeholders including to senior management
  • Familiarity with processes related to budgeting, standards setting, supplier performance management and supplier quality management-- including quality audits and assessments of suppliers.
  • Ensure that materials that are procured are safe and will meet Safety, Environmental and Quality requirements.
  • Travel up to 25% (including International)


Our client, Haulotte-BilJax is the US manufacturing subsidiary of French group Haulotte Group, the third-largest worldwide manufacturer of aerial work platforms such as scissor lifts and boom lifts. With the acquisition in 2008 of Bil-Jax, the largest US scaffold manufacturer, HNA is now made up of two divisions: Haulotte US -Aerial Work Platforms (AWP), sales and service and Haulotte-BilJax the manufacturer of AWPs, Scaffolding & Event Products. Each division brands their respective product ranges and distribution channels in the United States and Canada.

Their headquarters -the central hub for North America AWP corporate offices, product and parts distribution, as well as all in-house customer care activities are in Virginia Beach, VA.

Haulotte's other global factories are located in France, Romania, and China.


Permanent, Fulltime Position

Competitive Base Salary and Benefits

Candidate profile

  • BS or AS degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related field required
  • 10+ years experience in Purchasing
  • Experience in manufacturing processes and in supply chain management
  • Good working knowledge of industrial markets and technical aspects of industrial commodities.
  • Solid PC and Microsoft Office skills
  • Experience with Epicor or other ERP software preferred
  • Basic understanding of quality assurance principals
  • Strong business negotiations skills
  • Hands-on, team oriented and committed to success
  • Proven ability to develop junior associates and build teams
  • Good presentation and communication skills

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Elisabeth Leontieff-Hirshon

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