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Motrex LLC Buyer in Kansas City, Kansas


Responsible for the selection and procurement functions directly associated with the Facility needs for indirect materials and services, fixed assets and tooling, and select production materials and services. The position is further responsible for the timely planning, scheduling of receipt, and inventory control of the products and services as assigned consistent with Material Requirements Planning (MRP) requirements or as appropriately concluded with a requisition.


To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Prepare purchase orders and send copies to suppliers and to departments originating requests.

  • Determine if inventory quantities are sufficient for needs, ordering more materials when necessary.

  • Review requisition orders to verify accuracy, terminology, and specifications.

  • Prepare, maintain, and review purchasing files, reports and price lists.

  • Compare prices, specifications, and delivery dates to determine the best bid among potential suppliers.

  • Track the status of requisitions, contracts, and orders.

  • Calculate costs of orders, and charge or forward invoices to appropriate accounts.

  • Secures and analyzes quotations; negotiates prices and terms with suppliers; and recommends suppliers with respect to cost, quality, and delivery competitiveness for assigned responsibilities.

  • Works with Materials Manager to advance sourcing programs as appropriate.

  • Interviews and confers with current and prospective suppliers to determine supply capabilities, transportation logistics inventory control and management, negotiates prices and delivery terms with guidance from Materials Manager for assigned responsibilities.

  • Respond to customer and supplier inquiries about order status, changes, or cancellations.Works with Materials Manager to advance enterprise-wide sourcing programs as appropriate.

  • Contact suppliers to schedule or expedite deliveries and to resolve shortages, missed or late deliveries, and other problems.

  • Regular attendance and timeliness is required in order to give sufficient support to the plant-wide team.

  • Must participate in process audits.

  • Other tasks may be required on an as needed basis.

  • While performing the duties of this job the individual is occasionally required to vary their schedules times and shifts.



  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).

  • Two years experience working in a purchasing and scheduling function in the manufacturing industry.

  • Two years experience working in a team environment – problem solving, conflict resolution, building cooperative relationships, and effective communications.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college

  • Five years of experience in the purchasing and scheduling field working with vendors, customers, management, marketing, sales, production, and engineering toward continuous improvement efforts and projects at the site level.

  • Experience working in a union manufacturing plant is a plus.

  • A procurement and supply chain designation like APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) or Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) is a plus.

  • Experience working in a union manufacturing plant is a plus.

  • A procurement and supply chain designation like APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) or Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) is a plus.

  • JDE Edwards or similar ERP experience.



  • Working knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Word and Outlook.

  • Mathematical and analytical skills are needed.

  • Ability to communicate with multiple levels of vendors, customers, dealers, co-workers and management in order to achieve optimum plant performance.

  • Good organization/administrative and time management skills.

  • Ability to work on multiple tasks in a fast paced environment.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


  • Working knowledge of procurement and supply chain best practices and operating systems or management

  • Knowledge of Industrial Batteries and Chargers and/or Material Handling market a plus

  • Critical thinking and good troubleshooting technique.

  • High energy, self-motivated, ability to be successful without direct supervision.


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to work in this environment and perform these demands.


  • While performing the duties of this job, individual is regularly required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.

  • Individual is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

  • Ability to occasionally lift a minimum 50 lbs., regularly lift a minimum 25 lbs. on a daily basis and 51 to 150 lbs. with assistance of equipment on a daily to weekly basis.

  • Regular use of safety glasses and steel toed shoes.

  • Limited to regular use of respirator depending on department assignment.

  • Vision requirements; close vision.


  • While performing the duties of this job, individual is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particlesIndividual occasionally exposed to precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock.

  • Noise level is minimal to loud.

  • Regularly is working in a dirty lead contaminated area and must wear a uniform and safety shoes in that area to prevent the tracking and / or possible lead contamination of other clean areas or outside or the regulated areas.

EEO Statement

Stryten Energy is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

About Statement

Stryten Energy helps solve the world’s most pressing energy challenges with a broad range of energy storage solutions across the Essential Power, Motive Power, Transportation, Military and Government sectors. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, we partner with some of the world’s most recognized companies to meet the growing demand for reliable and sustainable energy storage capacity. Stryten powers everything from submarines to subcompacts, warehouses, distribution centers, cars, trains and trucks. Our stored energy technologies include advanced lead and lithium batteries, intelligent chargers and cloud-based software that keep people on the move and supply chains running. An industry leader backed by more than a century of expertise, Stryten has The Energy to Challenge the status quo and deliver top-performing energy solutions for today and tomorrow. Learn more at stryten.com.

Job Locations KS-Kansas City

Requisition ID 2022-3740

Category Supply Chain/Logistics

Position Type Regular Fulltime

Address 3001 Fairfax Trafficway

Postal Code 66115