Associated Materials Buyer - Planner in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

The Buyer - Planner is responsible for monitoring inventory levels and for purchasing supplies to replenish those inventory levels. In addition, Buyer - Planners deal with vendors and suppliers on a daily basis, leveraging great organizational and supplier relations skills.


  • Maintain supplier contracts and ensure that the company is paying the right price for each item it is purchasing.**

  • Use of financial and quantitative information to optimize results and meet financial commitments.

  • Establish effective relationships with the material managers at all plants, and work closely with them to address any materials questions they have.


  • Place daily orders from multiple vendors for 5 different window plants.

  • Ensure we are following contracts/pricing with vendors.

  • Maintain and build vendor relations, these contacts are vital.

  • Report on backorders/late shipments and work with sourcing to resolve any ongoing issues.

  • Work closely with engineering/sourcing/marketing on new product launches, ensuring that all the parts are in place for testing and launch dates.

  • Maintain forecasts and ordering parameters for all vendors/parts.


  • Plant Materials Manager(s)

  • Corporate Supply Chain Team

  • Vendors and Suppliers

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

  • Experience using all Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).

  • Communication skills to express ideas and concepts verbally, visually and in writing.

  • Planning and organization to set targets / milestones and follow through on commitments.

  • Familiarity with vinyl windows and related building products.

  • Experience working within an ERP package.

  • APICS certification.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Recruiters: Please note that Associated Materials, Alside and any of its affiliated companies does not seek or accept unsolicited resumes or offers of recruiting service associated with any published or unpublished employment opportunities. Any unsolicited information sent to AMI or any of its employees will be considered as unencumbered and free from any fee or charge whatsoever. Only members of our Human Resources Team have authority to engage or authorize recruiting services. Any questions regarding recruiting services of any kind must be sent to jobs at associatedmaterials dot com.