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Location:Mogadore, OH

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We provide the horticulture industry with innovative eco-friendly products of the highest quality, large selections, a wide distribution network and unsurpassed customer service. We are dedicated to partnering with our customers to help them grow their business by continually investing in product innovation and ecologically responsible practices. Summit Plastic Company helps our customers see more “green” by partnering with them to help them grow their business. We are the only company manufacturing injection molding and large-scale thermoforming products dedicated to the horticultural industry.

Position Summary
The Buyer supports the manufacturing plant to ensure availability of all quality products and services to maintain production and performance goals at a cost that is economical and beneficial to the Company. The Buyer is responsible for source selection, recommendation, and all procurement functions directly or indirectly associated with Summit Plastic need for products and services. The Buyer supports the implementation of programs for supplier selection, supplier performance management, and supply base optimization.


  • Coordinate with manufacturing and other departments and locations to ensure timely delivery of products and services.
  • Find sources for raw materials to meet quantity requirements/specifications to support production goals.
  • Secure and analyze quotations from current and potential suppliers.
  • Negotiate price and terms of products and services consistent with purchasing practices and procedures for both raw materials and maintenance, repair and operating supplies and services.
  • Draft and issue purchase orders, send to vendor/supplier, and follow through to completion. Ensure appropriate level of communication with internal customer and/or vendor/supplier.
  • Reconcile invoices and identify and resolve discrepancies.
  • Work closely with Supply Chain Manager relative to strategic sourcing to leverage Nursery Supplies and Summit Plastic buying power.
  • Stay abreast of market trends, market prices, etc. on products and services purchased and make recommendations accordingly.
  • Confer with current and prospective suppliers to ensure supplier qualification by determining supply capabilities, transportation logistics, capacities/availability, and legitimacy.
  • Partner with internal customers and/or external suppliers to resolve all quality issues.
  • Visit supplier facilities to qualify them as new sources and/or assist in the resolution of production, quality, or delivery issues.
  • Other duties as required and assigned.


  • High school diploma, or GED equivalent required; Associate’s preferred.
  • APICS certification preferred.
  • Experience with ERP systems such as JD Edwards.
  • 2+ years of experience in supply chain procurement in a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong knowledge and skill in using Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
  • Strong math skills and knowledge with the ability to compute inventory quantities and percentages with the ability to analyze and compare cost differences.
  • Ability to establish relationships with internal and external customers with strong negotiation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, both verbal and written.
  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) a plus.
  • Effective time management and organizational skills with the ability to work in a fast-paced production environment.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Problem solving skills with the ability to work in pressure situations.
  • Ability to follow required PHI safety policies and procedures; this includes wearing required personal protection equipment (PPE).


Summit Plastic Company. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
No phone calls, please.
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