Located in Berlin, CT, this role reports to the Supply Chain Manager and is part of a team of Buyer Planners supporting ASSA ABLOY brands produced and distributed from our Berlin, Connecticut plant.

This position is responsible for the purchase of a combination of the following: fabricated parts, subcontract manufacturing, production tooling and raw material.




  • Responsible for the procurement of all related materials and supplies as established by production requirements.
  • Prepare necessary purchase orders with all related documentation to ensure required material and services are provided by an approved supplier
  • Work closely with Engineering and Quality teams to ensure incoming material meets all necessary requirements for production 
  • Strong interaction with Production Managers and Leads to prioritize and expedite necessary part components / assemblies for daily production as well as manage overall floor inventory to minimize part shortages
  • Analyze planning and manufacturing production schedules to ensure both internal and external suppliers meet on time delivery to support customer OFR (order fill rate)
  • Reduce cost in the procurement of materials and services through value analysis, effective negotiation techniques and project related sourcing strategies
  • Maintain records indicating possible materials and substitute source of supply.
  • Work closely with Receiving / Accounts Payable teams to resolve invoice discrepancies
  • Develop and maintain strong supplier relationships that provide new ideas, solutions, and resources for improvement on lead time and delivery of goods and services they are providing
  • Support to Engineering on new product development projects
  • Participate in monthly Kaizen events to improve overall efficiencies related to responsible production lines




  • Bachelor degree in Business Administration or related field required
  • Experience with MRP system, preferably JDE
  • Experience with LEAN principles and application
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of supply management experience in a high volume manufacturing environment 
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Proficiency in Outlook, Word and PowerPoint
  • Self-starter



We are the ASSA ABLOY Group

Our people have made us the global leader in access solutions. In return, we open doors for them wherever they go. With nearly 51,000 colleagues in more than 70 different countries, we help billions of people experience a more open world. Our innovations make all sorts of spaces – physical and virtual – safer, more secure, and easier to access.

As an employer, we value results – not titles, or backgrounds. We empower our people to build their career around their aspirations and our ambitions – supporting them with regular feedback, training, and development opportunities. Our colleagues think broadly about where they can make the most impact, and we encourage them to grow their role locally, regionally, or even internationally.

As we welcome new people on board, it’s important to us to have diverse, inclusive teams, and we value different perspectives and experiences.

Berlin, CT, US, 06037

Supply Chain

Nearest Major Market: Hartford