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ASSA ABLOY Buyer, Specialty, Integrated & NPD in Mason City, Iowa

Career Opportunities: Buyer, Specialty, Integrated & NPD (11359)

Requisition ID 11359 - Posted - Mason City, IA (12th St NW) - AADG, Inc - ASSA ABLOY Door Group - Supply Chain - Posting Country (1) - Yes - Associate - 11%-30%

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Are you an experienced Procurement professional? Do you have previous experience supporting a business within the manufacturing arena? Do you enjoy negotiating and evaluating raw materials and services to help reduce costs, foster new business growth and improve upon quality and delivery?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, this position could be for you!

The Door Group of ASSA ABLOY is looking to add a highly motivated self-starter who enjoys collaborating with internal and external stakeholders and possesses the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously . In this role, you will have an opportunity to use innovative ideas to solve problems and identify products to that help to fit our customers’ needs.

If you are looking to take on a challenge with a company that provides a collaborative environment where your ideas are welcomed and you will have an opportunity to help shape our future, come join our team as a N ew Product Development and Specialty Buyer. This role will be based out of Curries (an ASSA ABLOY company) located in Mason City, Iowa.


  • Procurement and management of the sourcing process for specialty products and new product development

  • Act as the liaison and project lead for sourcing efforts from New Product Development (NPD) through product launch

  • Identify and manage the on-boarding process of new suppliers

  • Own the supplier relationship and act as the main point of contact between suppliers, New Product Development and Specialty Teams

  • Conduct benchmarking and value analysis to craft ways to reduce cost

  • Monitor supplier performance and work with suppliers to resolve delivery and quality issues

  • Identify and improve processes to streamline daily efforts and implement cost saving initiatives

  • Other duties / projects as assigned

  • Consistently supports and promotes a safe and harmonious working environment

  • Comply with federal, state, local and corporate governance policies, regulations and laws, AADG programs and policies and the ASSA ABLOY Code of Conduct


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of experience in Supply Chain, Business, Engineering or similar field

  • Minimum of 3 years in purchasing within a manufacturing environment preferred

  • Possess a passion for innovation and the ability to understand and communicate technical product information

  • Advanced computer skills especially with Excel (ability to analyze and manipulate data)

  • Demonstrated experience performing analytical and strategic cost reductions

  • Previous experience working with a MRP system

  • Exposure to Lean manufacturing and new product launches preferred

  • Excellent time management, prioritization, analytical, problem solving, negotiating and project management skills with the ability to effectively manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously

  • Exceptional communication skills both oral and written, with the ability to present complex information in a concise and intelligent manner to both internal and external stake holders

    ASSA ABLOY is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

    We are the ASSA ABLOY Group

    Our people have made us the global leader in access solutions. In return, we open doors for them wherever they go. With nearly 51,000 colleagues in more than 70 different countries, we help billions of people experience a more open world. Our innovations make all sorts of spaces – physical and virtual – safer, more secure, and easier to access.

    As an employer, we value results – not titles, or backgrounds. We empower our people to build their career around their aspirations and our ambitions – supporting them with regular feedback, training, and development opportunities. Our colleagues think broadly about where they can make the most impact, and we encourage them to grow their role locally, regionally, or even internationally.

    As we welcome new people on board, it’s important to us to have diverse, inclusive teams, and we value different perspectives and experiences.