Production Buyer Job

  • AGCO
  • US - IL - Tremont
  • 5 days ago

Company Name: AGCO

Location: Tremont, IL, US - 61568

Job Duration: 2021-11-24 to 2021-12-24


Production Buyer


Role Description: 

Precision Planting is an innovative company that is changing the agriculture industry in remarkable ways.  In only twenty years, we have helped redefine agriculture in the US and globally.  Our products make growers more productive, increase yields, current agricultural practices more sustainable, and reduce the costs to feed a growing world.  Precision Planting is growing rapidly and has many new products and business opportunities it is pursuing to continue that growth.  We are entrepreneurial in our DNA, fast-paced in our actions, and value hard work, innovative thinking, open communications, and teamwork.  If you share these values, then we might be the right place for you to contribute, grow and succeed in your career.  


We are seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as a Production Buyer.  This individual will be responsible for working with our supply chain on procuring manufactured parts that will be used in Precision Planting’s production assemblies in a timely and cost-effective method.  


Job Responsibilities

  • Issue production PO’s based on established pricing and optimized quantities

  • Working with suppliers on shipping schedules to meet forecast and production needs

  • Work with sales on forecasts  

  • Ensure that production is supplied with needed parts for Manufacturing Order

    • Expediting of parts when needed

    • Updating schedules and communication of Back Ordered items

  • Work with suppliers on product short and miss shipments

  • Work with engineering on the execution and communication of engineering changes

  • Work with QC and suppliers to rectify quality control issues

  • Help manage BOM’s in the ERP System.

  • Managing inventory levels to meet space and financial constraints


Qualifications Required

  • An understanding of different manufacturing processes and the associated lead-time

  • A good understanding of costs associated with a given manufacturing process. 

  • Must be comfortable participating in negotiations with suppliers.

  • Strong communication and people skills are required in corresponding with Suppliers,  Production, R&D, and others in Procurement.

  • Proficient at formatting, analyzing, and summarizing data in Excel.


Experience / Education Required


  • 1-3 years of experience in procuring manufactured parts or a BS in business or technical field. 

AGCO is an equal opportunity employer