Senior Buyer

Date: Aug 24, 2019

Location: Mason, MI, US

Company: Dart Container

Shift: 7:30am- 4:00pm 

Building/Location - Building #4


Dart is seeking an experienced Senior Buyer who is looking to apply their knowledge in a fast-paced machining environment.  At Dart’s Machinery and Tooling Manufacturing, we use the latest technology to build and maintain much of the production equipment and tooling used at Dart locations worldwide.


With a foundation built on honesty, integrity, teamwork and respect for the individual, we’ve created a workplace where people who share our values thrive.  We also invest in providing an environment centered on safety, community, health and wellness.


Successful candidate will negotiate contracts, purchase and source activities related to components, outside vendor operations, processing functions, and all related goods and services.  The Sr. Buyer will manage the supply base and provide feedback for the vendor evaluation process as well as serve on the selection team to find additional capacity.


Day to Day Role

  • Quoting of goods or services
  • Vendor auditing and selection of vendors in sourcing decisions
  • Purchase order placement decisions including negotiation of pricing
  • Purchase order tracking and expediting, and maintaining vendor files
  • Analyze and report vendor and procurement issues
  • Handle vendor relations and establish annual vendor contracts
  • Manage and maintain outside vendor accounts, including receivables and credits
  • Monitor vendor performance and take action to resolve any issues with underperforming vendors
  • Set up outside vendor audits to include the Quality Assurance Manager
  • Manage and maintain outside vendor accounts, including receivables and credits
  • Coordinate returns/repairs of products and or credits to be compensated
  • Provide weekly and monthly summaries and reports of vendor operations and performance
  • Lead activities of planner and clerical staff as requested by supervisor
  • Train other employees as needed
  • Coordinate internal and external meetings
  • Build and maintain relationships between Engineering, Inspection and Shipping/Receiving personnel
  • Promote good employee relations and high morale
  • Demonstrate teamwork and respect by working constructively with co-workers to achieve the best results possible


  • Core Skills and Qualifications:

  • Requires one of the following:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Purchasing or related field, and two (2) years of purchasing experience, OR
    • Associates degree in Business, Purchasing or related field and four (6) years’ experience in purchasing, OR
    • Ten (10) years’ experience in purchasing
  • Experience negotiating pricing and delivery
  • Strong written communication skills demonstrating the ability to prepare outlines, reports, letters, and any other supplemental materials in a clear and concise manner
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, including the ability to create advanced reports, documents, presentations and spreadsheets in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint
  • Proficient in planning and scheduling software systems
  • Read, interpret and utilize blueprints
  • Light to moderate travel requirement


Overview: As the manufacturer of Dart® and Solo® brand products, Dart Container is an industry leading single-use food and beverage packaging company. With 15,000 employees and 40+ locations worldwide, Dart offers more than 4,000 products used every day in restaurants, hospitals, schools and homes around the globe.

Benefits: Dart Container full-time employees enjoy great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company matching contributions, paid vacation, paid holidays, short-term disability, tuition assistance, product discounts and more.


If you experience difficulty applying online, you may call (800) 545-3278 Ext 3390 or email us at for assistance.


Dart Container is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


If you have a disability and need an accommodation to access this website or for the application process, you should call Dart at (800) 545-3278 Ext 3370 or email us at Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.

Nearest Major Market: Lansing

Job Segment: Clerical, Machinist, Quality Assurance, Administrative, Manufacturing, Technology

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