Buyer, Destination Kohler
Kohler Co.

Kohler, Wisconsin

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Buyer, Destination Kohler 

Location:  Kohler, WI


Responsible forpurchasing and negotiating materials, equipment, and/or services fromsuppliers. Prepares and evaluates supplier quotations and services to determinemost competitive solution based upon a total cost of ownership.  Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts,practices, and procedures within a particular spend area. Familiar with standard concepts, practices,and procedures within assigned spend areas. Relies on limited experience andjudgment to plan and accomplish goals to perform a variety of tasks. A certaindegree of creativity and latitude is expected.


  • Evaluate, purchase and expedite goods and services at a competitive cost for assigned facilities and/or spend category(ies).
  • Receive and review requisitions and approve orders from approved suppliers.
  • Analyze available supply sources and place orders on the basis of total cost, quality and delivery.
  • Actively participate in the RFx/acquisition process to secure goods/services in the assigned area of spend to ensure competitiveness and to limit risk of Kohler
  • Review purchase requirements with internal customer(s) to develop business need
  • Recommend alternative material or methods based on knowledge of market availability
  • Obtain supplier quotations/proposals on prospective purchases.
  • Review bid proposals, quotes and make recommendations.
  • Negotiate contracts with suppliers while aware of culture, currency, geographic, and political environment.
  • Expedite goods and services as required.
  • Identifying and maintaining contact with suppliers
  • Visiting facilities as a team member to conduct supplier assessments with respect to business practices, quality of operations, opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Supporting resolution of warranty, payment and service issues with suppliers
  • Maintain required records such as quotes, price lists, supplier correspondence and supplier performance data
  • Implement and support procurement systems.
  • Maintain standards and ensure policies are enforced.
  • Support AP functions to ensure swift and on time payment.
  • Support new business and Existing business capital expansion projects.
  • Establish existing and new suppliers.


  • Bachelor'sdegree in Supply Chain Management, Operations, Business or Engineering.
  • Proficient in use of all common computer Microsoft Office software applicationsincluding Outlook; Capable of performing Internet navigation, creating andmanaging data collection tables, and generating documents and charts.  
  • SAP experience is desirable.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future.

Why Work at Kohler Co.?

Kohler Co.'s mission is to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. We understand that it takes investment in our associates' development to make that happen.  So, we offer ongoing investment in each individual's personal development and the opportunity to collaborate with others across functions and roles at Kohler.  

In addition to the investment in your development, Kohler offers a benefits package including a competitive salary, health, vision, dental, 401(k) with company matching, and more!

About Us

Beyond the competitive benefits and compensation, Kohler proudly offers a rich history, steeped in creativity and a commitment to our associates and communities.  We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at

It is Kohler's policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified personnel in all job classifications without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability or veteran status.  If, as an individual with a disability, you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact  Kohler Co. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  

We invite you to learn more about equal employment opportunity by reviewing the Federal EEO is the Law and the EEO is the Law Supplement .

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