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Company: Oiles America Corporation

Oiles America Corporation, an innovator in self-lubricating bearing technologies, is seeking a 1st shift Buyer/Planner for our North Carolina facility. The ideal candidate is responsible for ensuring the efficient flow of materials and services to meet customer requirements and company inventory objectives. This role involves direct interaction with customers, suppliers, and internal teams to manage the entire lifecycle of purchasing and raw material planning. Are you the one we are looking for?

Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in supply chain management, Business, or related field or equivalent work experience required.
  • 3-5 years of experience in a buyer/planner role, preferably within the automotive industry
  • Experience with SAP or similar ERP systems
  • APICS certification (CPIM or CSCP) is preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to multitask and manage priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of supply chain principles and inventory management practices
  • Familiarity with ISO/TS 16949 standards and lean manufacturing principles is preferred

Essential Functions

  • Serve as the primary contact for customers, receiving orders via EDI, email, phone, etc
  • Ensure accurate representation of customer requirements in ERP (SAP) system
  • Manage and resolve customer issues efficiently, maintaining high satisfaction levels
  • Identify, evaluate, and negotiate with suppliers to secure the best terms and ensure reliable supply
  • Issue purchase orders and track deliveries to ensure timely receipt of materials
  • Coordinate with customs brokers and logistics providers for shipments as required
  • Set safety stock levels for raw materials and finished goods to mitigate supply risks
  • Perform material requirements planning (MRP) to align supply with demand
  • Analyze and optimize inventory levels to support production and customer requirements
  • Identify and implement strategies to mitigate supply chain risks
  • Coordinate logistics activities to ensure efficient material flow
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant customs and import regulations

Physical Requirements

  • Primarily office-based with substantial computer work
  • May require occasional lifting of up to 25 lbs
  • Sitting, standing, and bending requirements
  • Some travel may be required for supplier visits and negotiations
  • Substantial volume of customer contact by telephone

Who is Oiles America Corporation? We are a global company with a local approach to business. Oiles is a Japanese owned manufacturing company. Oiles America Corporation was established in 1976 to service and supply North America’s automotive industry. The Concord, North Carolina plant officially opened in March of 1991. We produce quality components for today’s leading automobile and heavy equipment manufacturers. Oiles makes parts for steering, exhaust, suspension, and hinge applications for vehicles. Chances are the car you are driving has Oiles mechanisms.

Why should you work for us? We expect the best, and we want you to have the best too!

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Rich Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • HSA contribution by Oiles
  • STD, LTD, Life and AD&D Insurance – all paid by Oiles
  • 401K plan with three percent safe harbor contribution by Oiles
  • 10 paid holidays plus year-end plant closing
  • Paid time off with vacation and personal time allotments
  • Employee Assistance Program sponsored by Oiles

Is this the next step in your career path? APPLY NOW to see if we are on the same journey!

Oiles America Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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