MRO Buyer

Morristown, TN (On-Site)


One TEAM. Many Technologies. TEAM is a rapidly growing end-to-end manufacturing solutions provider for our customers. With over 30 years of experience and technology, TEAM provides seamless, turnkey processes proven to positively impact customer’s business.

Founded in 1988 by three entrepreneurs in Morristown, Tennessee, TEAM began with a single guiding principle: TEAM will grow by partnering with our customers to drive their growth. In the spirit of our founders’ guiding principles, we continue to grow by adding new technologies to broaden our capabilities and provide solutions for our customer partners. As ONE TEAM with MANY TECHNOLOGIES, we stand ready to be “YOUR PARTNER FOR WHAT’S NEXT”. You can find TEAM in fourteen locations across the United States and three international locations.


We are looking for our next TEAM member! This position is for an MRO Buyer within our Supply Chain Department and is located on-site at our Morristown, Tennessee location.

Position Summary

The MRO Buyer is responsible for ensuring the cost-effective manufacturing of Team Technologies products by utilizing & enhancing tool crib resources/systems, vendor selection & pricing, and indirect inventory stocking levels. This position will have direct responsibility for financial performance as it relates to maintenance & repair spend categories, machine uptime due to spare part availability, & overall tool crib inventory accuracy & levels. This position will have no direct report responsibilities.

More specific duties are listed below:

  • Preparation and issuance of purchase requisitions and purchase orders for products to ensure manufacturing equipment is available when needed.
  • Build productive internal and external working relationships by establishing and managing vendors and analyzing for strategic purchasing.
  • Manages the purchasing of indirect materials associated with maintenance, repair, and operations, such as pneumatic cylinders, sensors, bearings, filtration, sub-assemblies, supplies, equipment, and services at the most favorable cost and at terms consistent with providing superior service to internal customers.
  • Responsible for the ordering and receipt of materials requested by Production and Engineering teams for manufacturing production & new product/machine launch.
  • Responsible for daily communication with the receiving team and confirmation of materials arriving.
  • Work with Manufacturing Management and Production Engineering to establish specifications and match procurement needs to ensure production continuity.
  • Identify and select vendors to procure materials and/or equipment to meet criteria of price, quality, quantity, availability, and delivery dates.
  • Provide suggestions to improve supply chain, solve shortage issues, and strengthen supplier relationships.
  • Analyze departmental purchase requisitions for completeness and accuracy. Resolve issues on occurrence.
  • Monitor and maintain records regarding pricing and ordering of materials.
  • Maintain regulatory standards as it relates to Manager+ system & all other MRO processes.
  • Control MOQ (minimum order quantity), freight and handling costs to control MRO spend categories & inventory levels.
  • Prepare reports analysis and recommendations to management team for safety, quality, cost, & delivery improvements.
  • Assist other supply chain groups with process improvement activities as needed based on company goals & initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Skills Required:

  • Minimum of 3+ years of equivalent work experience in purchasing role.
  • Proficient skills in MS Office (Word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook).
  • Ability to learn & improve company specific software (Microsoft Dynamics AX & Manager+).
  • Technical knowledge related to engineering, HVAC, equipment, or machine maintenance.
  • Data analytics & reporting experience.
  • Operate as a collaborative team member and work with other functional departments.
  • Ability to multi-task & manage multiple projects at one time.
  • Excellent organizational skills as well as strong written and verbal communication skills.

Education / Experience Required:

  • BA/BS is preferred. An associate degree and/or a commensurate mix of education & experience will be considered.

The statements in this job description reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences of relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance workload. This classification specification does not constitute an employment agreement between Team Technologies, Inc. and employee. It is subject to change as the needs and requirements of the position change.

TEAM is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.