Kasai North America, Inc
  • 29-Jan-2020 (CST)
  • Corporate - Purchasing 8150
  • Murfreesboro, TN, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Salary 1st Shift

Kasai North America offers a competitive salary and benefits package including paid holidays, vacation, life, disability, medical, dental, vision, wellness program, drug card and a matching 401K program in a team environment.


Manager or General Manager or VP 


Maintains job responsibilities of programs assigned along with any additional responsibilities assigned by immediate supervisor.     


  • Reference all the qualities from Buyer I & II Responsibilities
  • Work group teacher and trainer Able to explain assignments, difficult issues, complex quote analysis, specific commodities, etc...
  • Liaison between buyers and management Understands the issues from both sides and is able to support company goals and keep the work group happy
  • Leads by example with a positive attitude and a solid work ethic
  • Team leader of the work group Has a since of responsibility for the entire work groups job performance
  • Supports their Manager's job when their Manager is out for any reason or working on other assignments
  • Good written communication skills Ability to make Presentation Materials, Re-sourcing Proposals, Complex Business Cases Can effectively communicate with all levels of the organization
  • Reviews / manages sourcing strategy, supplier panel establishment, cost reduction strategy, cost reduction performance calculations & reconciliation, material economics, foreign exchange, benchmarking, PDCT, etc...
  • Considers a plan of action or process to complete assignments for the group Keeps up with assignments Insures that assignments are done on time Follows up for the group
  • Reviews day-to-day KPI's for workgroup, ie purchasing queues , Octane, PDCT, MPA agreements & negotiation, supplier financials, etc...
  • Support the implementation, achievement, and maintenance of the Quality and Environmental Policies and Procedures
  • Can effectively communicate with Kasai Japan & suppliers located in other countries
  • Authorities for an employee are granted by means of work instructions, policies and procedures and/or direction provided by management to meet the requirements of the customer


  • College degree preferred or equivalent work experience


  • Three years or more of purchasing, engineering, logistics or manufacturing related experience


  • Has demonstrated 2~3 years of competent performance in job assignments
  • Above average computer skills Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point)
  • Good communication skills, ability to express self in a clear concise manner, brief, but able to get message across
  • Fluent in the English language, oral and written
  • Demonstrated ability to train others and positively promote continuous improvement


  • Prior experience in automotive field
  • Available to travel up to 20%


Work Environment:

This job operates in an office and manufacturing environment, and routinely uses standard office equipment. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud.


Physical Demands:

The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee may also be required to work in hot temperatures


This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are exclusive standards of the position Incumbents will follow any other instruction, and perform any other related duties, as may be required by their supervisor

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