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Job Title: Buyer

Miller Industries is seeking a Full Time First Shift Buyer to work in our Ooltewah, TN campus.

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Ooltewah, TN


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Coordinates the procurement and distribution of materials, parts, equipment, and supplies for the organization by performing the following duties:

  • Coordinates all activities related to procurement of a commodity beginning with intent to purchase through delivery.
  • Run open order & shortage reports to help ensure the timely delivery of purchased components.
  • Verifies total demand of components, inventory on hand, cost, lead time, anticipated and average product usage, safety stock, component price breaks, and minimum order quantities when making purchasing decisions.
  • Solicits and evaluates proposals for the requested commodity.
  • Investigates and/or interviews potential suppliers to determine if they meet the specified requirements.
  • Advises team members or management on the appropriate supplier to be used.
  • Negotiates the lowest possible cost for the commodity balanced against the optimum quality and schedule needs.
  • Implements purchase contracts that comply with company and government regulations.
  • Assures that the commodity is delivered on schedule, at the negotiated price, and meets the quality standards of the company.
  • Maintains timely control of orders, amendments, shipping notices, and other documents to assure accurate retention of records.
  • Finds and shares creative ways to reduce cost and improve overall quality of Miller Industries product lines.
  • Assist accounts payable issues or pricing discrepancies encountered.



  • Must be able to learn and adapt in an ever-changing environment and be able to handle multiple tasks at the same time.
  • Must have good verbal and email communication skills.
  • Must be good at problem solving.
  • Must have the ability to assess and initiate things independently.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to react to situations with a strong sense of urgency

Education and/or Experience:

  • Experience working in a production/manufacturing environment
  • Must be proficient in all Microsoft Office components (Excel/Outlook/Word), as well as our LN system.
  • Knowledge of the inventory/allocation/planning sessions is a plus.
  • High school diploma or GED is required.
  • Post high school degree (or currently in working towards that goal) is preferred, but not required.

** You must submit a resume to to be considered for this position.**

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vets.

Job Type: Full Time

Pay: Hourly pay rate based on experience

Requisition Number: 042

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