Global Buyer


  • Primary responsibility for activities related to global suppliers.
  • Establish new sources.
  • Maintain relationships with existing suppliers.
  • Coordinate the initial approval and subsequent re-approvals for global or other assigned suppliers.
  • Manage scheduling of assigned global commodities.
  • Resolve delivery and quality issues with assigned suppliers.
  • Initiate and manage cost reduction initiatives working with Quality, Engineering and Sales.
  • General buying duties as assigned, including domestic.
  • Placing and entering purchase orders for inventory and MRO items.
  • Maintain accurate data in support of the supplier performance rating system.
  • Purchase inventory items, and items affecting product quality, from approved suppliers only.
  • Follow expenditure approval level procedure when placing orders.
  • Maintain follow-up reports to assure on time delivery.
  • Coordinate and maintain records on Vendor Corrective Action Requests.
  • Act on delivery promise requests, expedite, and de-expedite requests.
  • Make arrangements to return rejected or excess items to suppliers.
  • Other duties as assigned.




  • Knowledge of purchasing, data entry, basic computer skills including MS Word and Excel.
  • Previous experience working with Asian and other global suppliers.
  • Sourcing experience, working for a manufacturing / assembly operation.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • BS/BA or Associates Degree in Purchasing, Materials, Business Administration, or a related field; with a minimum of 3 years’ experience, purchasing in a manufacturing environment.




Western offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Qualified candidates may submit a resume, including salary requirements by email to, by fax at 440-871-1279, by mail or in person at: 875 Bassett Road, Westlake, OH 44145.  No phone calls, please. DRUG FREE/EOE