Senior Buyer


Let’s open doors to the future – together!


Are you looking for a new challenge with a Long Standing Successful Manufacturing Team? 


Desire to be able to see, touch, and be surrounded by a manufacturing facility where you are able to affirm that what you do matters? 


If so, perhaps this job as Senior Buyer with the ASSA ABLOY Door Controls Group in Monroe, NC is for you!  


Working for ASSA ABLOY means you are part of a dynamic environment, developing innovative solutions to improve our customers' lives. As the Global Leader in Door Opening Solutions, we are using the latest technologies to open doors to events, arenas, hospitals, education, homes, hotels, airports and businesses. Joining ASSA ABLOY means being part of a fast-moving, growing company with many opportunities.  We are dedicated to satisfying end-user needs for security, safety and convenience.

ASSA ABLOY Door Controls Group in Monroe, NC is the North American Center of Excellence for Door Motion Control products. Primarily sold under the Norton and Rixson brand names, we have manufactured and distributed mechanical and electro-mechanical door closers, low energy door operators, concealed door closers, and various accessories related to door motion control from this location for more than 60 years. 

We are seeking a Senior Buyer with a Strong Drive to achieve exceptionally high quality, overall best price, and truly high value Suppliers, Products, and Services for our business.   Our Senior Buyers engage directly with engineering, quality, and manufacturing.  Our Supply Chain team does more than just look at a screen and talk on the phone.  The Supply Chain team is so very much valued for the difficult and important jobs they perform to support our customers’ needs and expectations.   


Did this get your attention? 


Are you wondering about what we see as success in the role?  Great question!

The successful candidate for this role will have strong analytical and problem solving skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and superior negotiation skills.  In addition, they will possess high energy, embrace a fast-paced, entrepreneurial culture, and never take No for an answer.


Want to know more about this role?   

Reporting to Supply Chain Manager and working with a team 6 Supply Chain professionals, the Senior Buyer is responsible for performing cost analysis and volume planning for major commodities and coordinating procurement activities with manufacturing and engineering to build strategies and procurement decisions.  Manage cost, schedule, and scope of assigned contracts to assure best quality and best value.  Assist Manager in development of inventory management strategies and procedures.


As Senior Buyer, what will you be doing?


In this role, the Senior Buyer will:

  • Outline process and implement cost/price/value analysis on supplier’s products and services.
  • Develop and oversee Kanban management in the plant.
  • Heavily involved in negotiations of all purchased parts, components and materials.
  • Develop material management strategies for potential supplier contractual relationships.
  • Manage and measure supplier performance and provide reports on such to management to encourage continual improvement of processes and products/services.
  • Engage with quality, engineering and manufacturing regarding the non-conforming materials (NCM’s) process seeking resolves to issues that both meet both the Company and customer’s expectations.
  • Prepare management reports and maintain official records and documentation to support Company procurement activity.
  • Communicate with accounting and vendors regarding invoice discrepancies to ensure balance between contractual purchase orders and invoices.
  • Embrace a fast-paced environment that requires a sense of urgency in relation to the needs of both internal and external customers.
  • Manage transition from old products being discontinued to new products being introduced
  • Measure effectiveness of the Company’s procurement processes and recommend improvements.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as determined by the Company.


What skills we are looking for in the ideal candidate?

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited university in supply chain, business, or engineering. 
  • Certified Purchasing Manager is desired, but not required.
  • Minimum of 5+ years of procurement experience in a lean manufacturing environment.
  • Excellent problem resolution skills and a thorough understanding of competitive markets. 
  • Setting up Kanban material system experience is required.  Proven experience in Lean or other continuous improvement methodologies
  • Knowledge of principles, concepts and standards of procurement, to include price analysis, negotiations, ethics, and purchasing law.  Experience and demonstrated success in having worked on capital projects.
  • The ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities in a high-volume environment.
  • Proven proficiency in Microsoft Office skills (particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint);
  • Prior procurement software experience, JDE experience is preferred.
  • Detailed oriented, well-organized; self-starter; ability to work under minimal supervision.


Would you like for us to consider you for this role?  Applying online is the first step. 


We look forward to getting a glimpse of your skills and abilities.


Must be legally eligible to work in the USWe E-Verify.

No Sponsorships. 

No Relocation Provided.



We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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 50,000 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.

Monroe, NC, US, 28112

Supply Chain

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte