Title:                    Buyer

Business Unit:     Medeco Security Locks

Location:              Salem, VA (on-site)

Department:        Operations

Shift:                   1st

EEO Job Class:     Exempt

Status:                 Full-Time

Reports To:         Purchasing Manager


Position Summary:

Are you ready to play an integral role in creating a safer and more open world as a member of our Purchasing Department? At Medeco we're looking for a proactive and skilled Buyer to join our dynamic team supplying high security locks to industry and government customers. In this role, you'll be responsible for procuring essential production materials, maintenance, repair, and operating supplies, driving supplier improvements, and ensuring seamless supplier deliveries and quality.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Procurement: Manage the procurement of maintenance, repair, and operating supplies to support machinery uptime and improve operational efficiency.
  • Inventory Management: Process purchase orders, maintain inventory accuracy, and forecast demand to optimize material and inventory levels.
  • Supplier Relations: Drive continuous improvement with suppliers, manage pricing, quality, and on-time deliveries, and resolve issues with defective goods or services.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Work closely with Managers, Supervisors, Production, Receiving, and Accounting to ensure smooth operations and timely payments.
  • System Maintenance: Maintain purchasing information and ensure compliance with company policies and regulatory guidelines using JD Edwards.
  • Project Management: Lead projects to enhance capacity, quality, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness within the supply chain.
  • Continuous Improvement: Stay updated with advanced techniques, methodologies, and theories in both Manufacturing and Purchasing.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate degree in business administration, Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Three years of experience as a direct inventory buyer in a manufacturing environment.
  • Proficient in using MRP or Supply/Demand systems with at least three years of experience.
  • Knowledge of inventory control techniques and basic engineering processes.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Excellent organizational and data entry skills.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills.
  • Strong collaboration and teamwork abilities.


Why Join Us?

Innovative Environment: Be part of a forward-thinking company that values innovation and continuous improvement.

Career Growth: Opportunities for professional development and career advancement.

Collaborative Culture: Work in a supportive team environment where your contributions make a real impact.

Competitive Compensation: Attractive salary and benefits package to reward your hard work and dedication.

Ready to take your career to the next level? Apply now and become a key player in our mission to drive excellence in Purchasing and Operations!


Medeco is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


We review applications regularly, so don’t hesitate, apply today!

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 61,000 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.

Salem, VA, US, 24153

Supply Chain
Travel Required: 0%-10%

Nearest Major Market: Roanoke