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Dexter Axle Purchasing Anlayst in Elkhart, Indiana

Dexter, the premier supplier and manufacturer of axles, doors, venting products and related components in the utility trailer, boat trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty and manufactured housing markets, has an opportunity for a Purchasing Analyst at our company headquarters in Elkhart, Indiana - conveniently located near Bristol, IN, Mishawaka, IN, Goshen, IN, Middlebury, IN, South Bend, IN, White Pigeon, MI, Three Rivers, MI, Cassopolis, MI, Dowagiac, MI, and Niles, MI.

Dexter has been a leading manufacturer of trailer axles, brakes and actuation, along with entrance door and venting products for over 50 years serving the utility trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty, manufactured housing, agricultural, marine, and specialty markets. Dexter is headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana employing over 2,800 people and operating 18 manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada (Indiana, Georgia, Oklahoma, California, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Utah, Ontario, and Alberta). Dexter has achieved its many years of success through a commitment to the principles of superior quality, continuous improvement, and unparalleled customer service. Dexter is a wholly owned subsidiary of DexKo Global, Inc.

For more information about our company, access Dexter's web site at

Dexter offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. Dexter’s benefits package includes Health, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, LTD, FSA, HSA, and 401(k) Plan with company contributions.

Assists in the creation of commodity specific sourcing strategies to optimize supplier base and total cost of ownership as well as coordinates the purchase of services, components and raw materials to support plant production and corporation requirements.

  • Actively manages the procurement of assigned components and raw materials.

  • Assists in conducting spend analysis, requirements assessments, business case developments, and fact based negotiations with current and potential suppliers.

  • Assists in creating commodity specific sourcing strategies to optimize supplier base and total cost of ownership.

  • Maintains information regarding industry, market trends, and delivery, and reports information needed to support recommendations and decisions.

  • Administers vendor agreements consistent with company policies.

  • Works with suppliers, plants, Quality Control, and Engineering to identify and implement continuous cost and quality improvements.

  • Plays an active role in various team initiatives.

  • Executes and insures supplier conformance to engineering change notices.

  • Prepares, maintains, and administers department logs, reports, and databases, including change in cost logs, engineering change notice tracking, and vendor database maintenance.

  • Supports sourcing managers with data analytics

  • Performs other tasks or duties as assigned.

Requires Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Mechanical Engineering, or a comparable discipline and at least 1 year related experience; or an equivalent in combination of education and experience

ID: 2020-3510

External Company Name: Dexter Axle

Street: 2900 Industrial Parkway East