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Purchasing Co-Op

Arden - North Carolina - USA

May 11, 2022

Full time


This co-op position is responsible for supporting the procurement of items and materials required for production, maintenance and supplier development.

This position requires a High School diploma, GED, or equivalent enrollment in an accredited college, university, vocational/trade school. The candidate must be local to the Arden/Asheville, NC area.

  • Maintains pricing for assigned parts (forecasts and purchase order updates)
  • Solicits and analyzes requests for quotations for assigned items from suppliers or potential suppliers.
  • Facilitates the vendor add process and secures approvals based on approval level matrix
  • Establishes and maintains constructive supplier relationships with communication skills.
  • Assists buyers with commodity projects/strategies including non-disclosure agreements (NDA’s).
  • Compiles, tracks, and reports on Purchasing Key metrics, scorecard, total spend, and other reports.
  • Uses skills in SAP to create various queries and report writing tools to assist all plant functions with usable system data, as required.
  • Ensures Purchase Price Variance goals are met.
  • Maintains Purchase Order Change Notices, Change Requests, suppliers change request and requested product changes to reflect current part status.
  • Maintains purchase order, supplier and part number files in accordance with BorgWarner procedures.
  • Reviews and maintains tracking for metal material movement and trends.
  • Understands and adheres to current health, safety, and environmental policies. 
  • Communicate and enforce safe work procedures.
  • Identify and close safety issues (suggestions, inspection and investigation findings) and their corrective actions.
  • Performs daily administrative tasks:  Screens phone calls; reads and responds to mail and Email; maintains calendar; Organize and schedule live meetings and on-site meetings via Outlook; organizes & simplifies documents requiring approval
  • Performs other duties as requested, directed, or assigned.

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