Buyer - MRO / Indirect Materials

St. Louis, MO

Company Description

Storeroom Solutions, Inc. (SSI) is a national leader in storeroom, inventory and procurement management and the fastest growing independent MRO integrated supply specialist in the country.  SSI is committed to the principles of respect, honesty and integrity and to delivering value to our customers, employees, shareholders and supply partners. SSI offers its employees a friendly work environment, great benefits and provides opportunities for continuous employee development on all levels.

Job Description

The Buyer is responsible for procuring all MRO (or indirect materials) on behalf of our client.  Reporting directly to the SSI Site Manager, this position will be heavily involved in communication and documentation between the SSI Team on site and our Client Leadership. This individual will be responsible for running purchasing/inventory queries within our proprietary SOS system, making suggestions on stocking levels, validating item descriptions, updating two separate MRP systems, analyzing purchasing trends, and developing/maintaining a strong report with Client Leadership. Also key to this role is strong reporting and analysis experience with MS Office tools.

Responsibilities include:

  • Strategic Purchasing - analyzing supply chain and looking for the best value / lowest cost approach to purchasing.
  • Data Mining/Analysis, Reporting
  • Liaising between supplier and customer to bring forth ideas for improved pricing or delivery
  • Evaluating current vendors and researching new vendors
  • Establishing a local vendor base
  • Negotiating vendor contracts
  • Generating and transmitting Purchase Orders
  • Following up on order acknowledgements and inbound shipments to ensure the supply base supports production needs.
  • Expediting emergency purchases as defined
  • Suggesting, Documenting, Updating Min/Max Levels
  • Review and validate item descriptions


  • Bachelor's degree desired; certification in inventory management or purchasing a plus
  • Strong aptitude with Microsoft Office Tools; MRP system experience preferred
  • Must have strong MS Excel and data mining expertise
  • Three to five years MRO (or indirect materials) purchasing experience
  • Experience with inventory control, receiving, and shipping
  • Experience in developing and managing suppliers
  • Ability to learn and demonstrate proficiency in part identification
  • Knowledge of tools, equipment, services and supplies for plant production facilities.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical, negotiation & problem-solving skills
  • People management experience a strong plus, as this role is likely to grow into one in which you will hire and manage staff
  • Please note, this position may require additional duties outside of a standard 40 hour work week. 

Additional Information

We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including: medical, dental, vision and life insurance plans, paid vacation; life insurance; and a matching 401(k) plan. SSI is a growing organization with excellent training and opportunities for advancement from within.

To learn more about us, check out our website: storeroomsolutions.com/ssi-careers or follow us on Twitter @StoreroomTalent

Storeroom Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V welcome to apply. SSI operates a drug-free workplace; applicants are subject to background checking and pre-employment drug testing.