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Who is Oatey?

Since 1916, Oatey has provided reliable, high-quality products for the residential and commercial plumbing industries. Our purpose is to deliver quality, build trust and improve lives.

The Oatey family of companies are Oatey, Cherne, Keeney, Quick Drain, Hercules, Dearborn, GF Thompson, William H. Harvey, Masters, Contact, Belanger, and Lansas.

Our brands are synonymous with quality, integrity, and trust in the plumbing industry.

What we’re looking for…  

This position reviews and analyzes raw material requirements based upon both the weekly planned production schedule, and future forecasted production demands. This role will issue and maintain purchase orders and will work directly with suppliers and transportation parties to ensure on-time delivery of quality raw materials meeting the scheduled production demands. To be successful, this position continuously collaborates with demand planners, sourcing managers, schedulers and manufacturing as well as tactically manages suppliers to ensure a consistent flow of production throughout the supply chain.


Expectations & Accountabilities …  

  • Utilizes Microsoft Dynamics AX (AX) to issue purchase order to suppliers: Buyers should be familiar with the purchasing SOP/method for his/her assigned site/commodities suppliers.
  • Follows up on past due PO’s and work with supplier to hone in delivery of material to meet production demands.
  • Buyer will need to expedite material from supplier if necessary.
  • Utilizes basic spreadsheets and AX to: analyze raw material usage, days/weeks on hand, and to determine root causes of raw material outages and purchase order receiving discrepancies.
  • Maintains rapport and a solid business relationship with assigned vendors.
  • Works with Sourcing team to: resolve PO pricing issues; various other issues regarding raw material.
  • Reduces total cost through the optimization of order management, routing of shipments and consolidation of supply between suppliers while meeting fill rate and inventory requirements.
  • Support payables process in troubleshooting invoice non-match resolution.

What you’ll need to be successful… 

  • One (1) to three (3) years relevant job experience within a manufacturing environment
  • Focused / Detail oriented work style producing comprehensive work
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • High competency level with Microsoft Excel and Outlook
  • Demonstrated Interpersonal / Collaborative skills and ability
  • Ability to generate Pivot Tables and VLOOKUP formulas in Excel
  • Associates Degree in Business or related field, or relevant equivalent experience in lieu of degree.

Qualifications that will set you apart….  

  • Work experience utilizing MRP / DRP / MPS in ERP software packages

  • Microsoft Dynamics AX/SAP working experience preferred

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred

At Oatey we are committed to help our Associates grow their career. Apply today and grow with Oatey!

Why Oatey?

  • At Oatey, our purpose has always been to deliver quality, build trust and improve lives.
  • We value Collaboration, Integrity, Respect, Courage, Leadership, and Excellence above all else.
  • We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion - acknowledging, valuing, and leveraging the unique experiences and perspectives of our associates.
  • Our vision is to continue to grow as a market leader, to enrich the lives of our Associates, and to foster an inclusive environment in every regard.
  • Our purpose, mission, and vision are not possible without the right people, and we are committed to fostering an inclusive, engaging, and rewarding environment for our Associates.
  • Oatey has a total rewards philosophy which encompasses compensation, benefits, work-life effectiveness, recognition, performance management, tuition reimbursement, mental health wellness, and talent development.

Oatey Total Rewards

  • Unlimited time off for salaried Associates
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability income protection coverage at no cost to associates
  • Paid Maternity and Paid Parental Leave
  • Annual Cash Profit Sharing (discretionary)
  • Health Insurance for our associates’ averages $100 or less a month (single coverage)
  • Generous benefits including up to $2,880 company contribution to Health Savings Account
  • 401(k) with a 5% company match
  • Tuition reimbursement in an environment that encourages advancement
  • Associate well-being benefits including CALM App and robust EAP offering
  • Recognized for our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Oatey family of companies are an equal opportunity employer committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We recruit, employ, promote, and offer competitive pay for all jobs without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.