Uncommon Life | St. Joseph, MO

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Accounting & Finance
St Joseph, MO, USA
Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2023

What you will do:

The Plant Operations Procurement MRO Buyer (“Maintenance, Repair and Operations”) is a plant-based position responsible for efficiently execute P2P process (“procure to pay”). Plant Operations Procurement MRO Buyer responsibilities will include:

  • Identifying, evaluating, qualifying, contracting, onboarding, and developing new vendors/suppliers.
  • Sourcing; negotiating; and buying goods, materials, and services to meet the plant’s operational requirements.
  • Support in creating purchase order systems, alerts for order fulfillment and invoice generation, and provides additional order documentation as needed.
  • Managing the vendor/supplier relationships and resolve any unforeseen problems with suppliers relating to operations, purchasing or quality/performance.
  • Ensures a Complaint procurement’s process execution.

How you will do it:

  • Negotiating pricing on services and MRO supplies, availability and timely delivery; locating alternative vendors; and manages released orders.
  • Conducting assigned sourcing activities using best practices to meet customers’ quality and delivery requirements at reasonable prices.
  • Working with suppliers and internal departments (logistics, engineering, manufacturing, quality, and other support groups) to resolve potential disruption promptly and to ensure a continuous and secure supply of material.
  • Tracking, measuring, reporting and evaluating vendors/suppliers performance
  • Working in partnership with the accounting team on resolving any missed or late payments.
  • Responding to internal and external requests for information and guidance.
  • Communicating timeline and constraints accurately to all involved in the purchasing and supply chain process.
  • Maintaining the highest ethics and standards in conducting procurement functions.


  • Must possess the presence and communication skills to represent procurement’s function
  • Solves Problems – Ability to build a plan of action and to facilitate multidisciplinary teams to answer operational questions.
  • Influences without Authority - Ability to work collaboratively with all plant’s departments and to give plant’s manager confidence to make an informed decision.
  • Prioritizes Value - Effectively choose where to spend time for greater impact/return.
  • Values Data and takes a broad, analytical perspective - Ability to collect, analyze, synthesize and simplify disparate data points to identify and communicate unique opportunities.
  • Takes Initiative – Ability to take timely initiative on assigned projects and demonstrate personal initiative by setting and achieving goals.
  • Strong understanding of plant operations with the ability to constructively problem solve in a complex, cross-functional environment leveraging Lean/CI tools.
  • Ability to effectively sort through conflicting priorities between various groups to develop creative solutions that maximize benefit for the overall company.
  • Three to seven years of minimum experience in purchasing role.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, supply chain, finance or equivalent required or a related field.
  • Proficient in Microsoft suite.
  • Advanced MRP/ERP knowledge


Who we are:
Clarios is the creator behind the world’s most recognizable car battery brands. We are the car battery found in most new vehicles including leading brands such as Ford, General Motors, Toyota, Honda, and Nissan. Our 16,000 employees develop, manufacture, and distribute batteries for virtually every type of vehicle. We recover, recycle, and reuse up to 99% of our battery materials, leading sustainability practices in our industry. Clarios, formerly Johnson Controls Battery Group, is currently a Brookfield portfolio company. Learn more about us at www.clarios.com.

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