Commodity Buyer

  • South Windsor, CT
  • Full-time

Company Description

Doosan is a renowned multi-national infrastructure, energy, and construction equipment business headquartered in South Korea. With revenues of over $20 billion last year, and over 40,000 people working in over 40 countries. 

Doosan expanded its global footprint on July 21, 2014, when Doosan Corporation announced the establishment of Doosan Fuel Cell America, a prestigious fuel cell business based in South Windsor, Connecticut.  Doosan Fuel Cell America is delivering innovative and smart energy solutions today for businesses globally.   Our innovative fuel cells are created for a wide range of applications and enable our customers to significantly lower their electricity bills, improve the energy efficiency of their facility or business, and reduce their carbon emissions by utilizing new clean tech solutions. 

Job Description

The Commodity Buyer is part of the Supply Chain team and is responsible for the procurement of raw materials, goods, and services in support of manufacturing. This includes the planning, scheduling, and
monitoring of the movement of materials through the production cycle. It also involves utilizing production
schedules to maintain inventory at planned levels, ensuring materials standards are met, working with outside suppliers through the processes of issuing requests for quotation, obtaining quotes, examining bids, and making award decisions under the leadership of the Director of Supply Chain. The focus is to
support the successful execution of commodity strategies, building product and process expertise, and interfacing cross functionally in a proactive manner.

  • Negotiate with suppliers regarding price, lead time, order quantities, shipping terms, and delivery expectations to achieve ongoing cost containment and improvement
  • Generate purchase orders based upon replenishment parameters derived from MRP and/or manual purchase order creation to meet expectations of stock availability and production
  • Ensure orders are shipped on time and meet all purchase order requirements
  • Maintain accuracy of purchase orders within ERP to clearly communicate availability dates to customers
  • Resolve compliance discrepancies and support resolution using leverage and claims management
  • Resolve delivery discrepancies and maintain clear, timely communication to Stakeholders on the progress of product deliveries
  • Resolve invoice discrepancies as required
  • Evaluate and work closely with Planning, Engineering, and Manufacturing to maintain planning parameters to meet inventory expectations
  • Support new source development in accordance with commodity strategies
  • Understand and maintain supplier annual performance metrics and drive improvement activities


  • 3-5 years of experience in a fast paced team environment
  • Skilled in both tactical and strategic procurement
  • Skilled in J.D. Edwards, Microsoft Office and MRP software
  • Knowledge of market data and able to formulate fact based negotiation strategies
  • Team player mentality with multitasking and intrapersonal skills along with a general sense of urgency
  • Able to interact cross-functionally while delivering stakeholder satisfaction
  • Working knowledge of Lean Six Sigma, project management and other process improvement practices
  • Multi-language skills a plus
  • Adaptability to complete various tasks as business needs change


Masters preferred or Bachelor’s in Supply Management/Business or related field including Engineering

Additional Information

  • Job might require some domestic travel
  • All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines