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Assistant Buyer

Schupan Aluminum & Plastics Sales is a solutions oriented, passionate, and dedicated company with a strong desire to help others and make a difference for our employees, customers, and the community. We distribute new metal and plastic mill products to industries such as automotive, medical, pneumatics and furniture. Schupan Aluminum also has experience and expertise in manufacturing parts for global businesses.


Solutions - Works to find better ways; listens attentively to feedback and uses information to improve service; displays a can-do attitude and understands how individual role supports the team and affects overall business.
Passionate - Driven, with a will to succeed, and a genuine interest in doing the right thing every time. Hold ourselves accountable through ethical, honest, and fair behavior.
Dedicated - Displays commitment to meeting the complex challenges we face by learning from mistakes, overcoming obstacles, accentuating the positive and recognizing solutions.
Inspired to help others - Strong desire to make a difference in the welfare of co-workers, customers, and the communities we serve, and to leave the world better than you found it.


The Assistant Buyer assists with day-to-day operations of inventory control management. Collect and prepares purchase orders. Review acquisitions for accuracy before products are distributed. Perform inventory analysis to maintain warehouse stock levels. Monitor prices, specifications, and delivery dates and may assist in the acceleration of material delivery. Analyze selling statistics and report findings to vendors.  


  • Assist with individual commodity buy-outs on a daily basis.
  • Assist in the selection of vendor, price, lead time, and quality of material in a timely manner to present sales with options for the best value (quality/price).
  • Assist in updating and fulfilling purchasing requests.
  • Create part numbers.
  • Assist with Compiling purchasing documents, certifications, vendor rating forms, and any other information pertinent to purchase orders.
  • Assist sales team through facilitation of customer stocking program.
  • Identify required inventory levels based upon demand, including items that should be “mill buys” with assistance from Purchasing Manager and Buyer.
  • Assist in identify inventory no longer needed.
  • Facilitate communication between purchasing and sales, and project development/process improvement with assistance from Purchasing Manager.
  • Assist sales department when necessary.



1 year of related experience.


Bachelor’s degree preferred


  • Knowledge of contact management systems, internet software, inventory software, order processing systems, and Microsoft Office software.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures.
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence.

The company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the company may deem appropriate.



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