Bridgestone Americas

Junior Buyer

Employee Type
Regular Full-Time
Degree Preferred
4 Year Degree
Requisition ID
Posted Date
Functional Area
Purchasing / Procurement


Sucess in designing and manufacturing air springs to cushion the ride of vehicles that support the world's transportation infrastructure has fueled FSIP's growth from a single plant in 1936 to becoming the world's number one air spring manfacturer.  With employees throughout the world, the Company's U.S. headquarters is located in Nashville, TN.


In addition to supplying Airide air springs to vehicle original equipment manufacturers, FSIP also makes air springs for the industrial market and the heavy duty and light duty aftermarkets.   In the enthusiast aftermarket, FSIP is an industry leader with the Ride-Rite, Coil-Rite and Level-RIte brand of air helper springs.



Position Summary

1. Buying

    A. Processes approved requisitions by completing all necessary information into SAP

    B. Obtains price and quotations through sales reps, etc.

    C. Obtains information relative to all phases of buying, comparing vendors' products, quality, etc.

    D. Investigates discrepancies between purchase orders and invoices.

    E. Negotiates with suppliers any problems.

    F. Consults with interested personnel for possible substitutions to affect cost savings.


2. Sources of Supply Contacts

    A. Negotiate pricing, terms, delivery, etc.

    B. On items assigned, maintains a constant effort to buy in best order quantities.


3. Expediting

    A. Contacts vendors and follows-up with carriers to ensure deliveries are on schedule.

    B. Coordinates shipping methods and routings.

    C. Keeps in constant contact with suppliers on items of critical delivery nature.


4. Miscellaneous

    A. Keeps proper records and makes necessary reports as required.

    B. Performs various miscellaneous duties as requested by manager.

    C. Assists with incoming calls and front desk.

    D. Assists with inventory control.



This is a Purchasing function for this location in Dyersburg, TN.

It is an 8 hour per day, 40 hours per week position.


Required Qualifications:

Ten years progressively responsible positions in manufacturing, scheduling or customer service.


Desired Qualifications:

4 year college degree (Business related)

3 years progressively responsible positions in manufacturing, scheduling, or customer service.

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