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Allegion Technical Buyer in Perrysburg, Ohio

Creating Peace of Mind by Pioneering Safety and Security

At Allegion, we help keep the people you know and love safe and secure where they live, work and visit. With more than 30 brands, 11,000+ employees globally and products sold in 130 countries, we specialize in security around the doorway and beyond.

Technical Buyer – Technical Glass Products – Perrysburg, OH

Reporting to the Purchasing Supervisor, the Technical Buyer will independently perform the full range of purchasing duties in accordance with the established policies and procedures of TGP. This will include material sourcing, supplier development, inventory control, and process improvements to decrease total cost of ownership. This position will work closely with other internal departments to ensure that the company’s finished products meet our customers’ expectations of superior quality and on time delivery.

What You Will Do:

  • Strategically source and procure raw materials, finished goods, glass sheets and insulated units,, shop supplies and services with strict attention to procedural and quality requirements

  • Promptly process requests for quotes, requisitions and purchase orders

  • Develop strong relationships and actively manage suppliers to ensure contractual compliance, on time delivery and quality conformance of all goods and services

  • Create strategic replenishment requisitions focusing on optimal minimum / maximum stocking levels. Manage the supplier-managed inventory process, drive supplier performance improvements and build relationships.

  • Drive supplier performance improvements by conducting supplier reviews and managing corrective actions

  • Accurately maintain the procurement data base, including the item master list

  • Monitor inventory and create strategic replenishment orders focusing on optimal minimum / maximum inventory levels

  • Drive supplier performance improvements and build relationships.

  • Analyze total cost of ownership, suggest cost reduction strategies, and source new suppliers

  • Provide exceptional customer service to internal team members

  • Support Engineering, Estimating, and Project Management by obtaining quotes for bid packages

  • Work closely with Accounting to promptly resolve invoice discrepancies

What You Need to Succeed:

  • 3+ years of procurement experience with both domestic and international vendors, preferably in a manufacturing environment.

  • Proven success using ERP systems and working with Excel, Outlook, Word, TEAMS. Microsoft Dynamics experience desired.

  • Associates or 2-year degree desired bachelor’s degree in supply chain, business management, or manufacturing preferred. APICS certification a plus.

  • Team player with strong internal customer service skills and a results-oriented attitude.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Demonstrate independent judgment and initiative

  • Strong organizational and project management skills combined with a close attention to detail

  • Ability to manage personal workload and prioritize multiple tasks

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Driven self-starter dedicated to continual process improvement

Working Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a computer and a keyboard for extended periods of time on most or all workdays; the employee is also required to use a telephone throughout the workday as needed to conduct business. In addition, the individual in this job will be working under time pressure and must be able to perform under stress. They must be able to work rapidly for long periods and to communicate and interact with others. They also must be able to perform multiple concurrent tasks, read and comprehend the material they read. They must be able to write, problem solve, and they must be able to lift and move up to 20 pounds. 40+ hours per week will typically be necessary to accomplish performance objectives and to provide satisfactory job presence and/or responsiveness.

Allegion is a Great Place to Grow your Career if:

  • You are seeking a rewarding opportunity that allows you to truly help others. With thousands of employees and customers around the world, there’s plenty of room to make an impact. As our values state, “this is your business, run with it” ( .

  • You value personal well-being and balance, because we do too!

  • You’re looking for a company that will invest in your professional development. As we grow, we want you to grow with us.

  • You want a culture that promotes work-life balance. Our employees enjoy generous paid time off, because at Allegion we recognize that you have a full life outside of work!

What You’ll Get from Us:

  • Immediate health, dental and vision insurance coverage, helping you “be safe, be healthy” (

  • Wellness incentives, such as up to $1000 HSA contributions depending upon participation.

  • A commitment to your future with a 401K plan, offering a 6% company match and no vesting period

  • Generous vacation and sick time

  • Tuition Reimbursement opportunities

  • Employee Discounts through Perks at Work

We Celebrate Who We Are!

Allegion is committed to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace. Together, we embrace all differences and similarities among colleagues, as well as the differences and similarities within the relationships that we foster with customers, suppliers and the communities where we live and work. Whatever your background, experience, race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, disability status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, we will make sure that you have every opportunity to impress us in your application and the opportunity to give your best at work, not because we’re required to, but because it’s the right thing to do. We are also committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If for any reason you cannot apply through our career site and require an accommodation or assistance, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team .

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