Cummins Inc. Assistant Buyer in Ankeny, Iowa

Assistant Buyer


This position is responsible for resource planning and coordinating materials for our product builds at the Engine Integration Center.

  • Endorse and comply with all Cummins Central Power’s Safety policies and initiatives.

  • Endorse and actively support Cummins Central Power’s Customer Support Excellence (CSE) efforts.

  • Tracking shortages and coordinating with suppliers to meet production needs.

  • Administer the paperwork associated with supplier quality issues.

  • Evaluate supplier performance on an ongoing basis.Looking at delivery, quality, consistency, responsiveness.Communicate any poor performers.

  • Review suggested order report, initiating purchase orders.

  • Assist in procuring parts, services, or special tooling associated with proto builds.

  • Process sourcing requests from internal departments.

  • Obtain and analyze supplier quotes, negotiate pricing, and determine suppliers with respect to cost, quality, and delivery.

  • Expediting decisions based on production need.

  • Logistic planning and selection for incoming and outgoing product.


Associates degree in accounting or equivalent from a two year college or technical school or 4 years of related experience or training.

  • Engine parts knowledge is preferred but not required.

  • Computer literate in a Microsoft Windows environment.

  • Strong commitment to customer satisfaction and safety.

  • Must be a team contributor, detail oriented, and able to determine and set priorities to improve productivity while providing superior customer service to our customers

  • Associates degree in accounting or equivalent from a two year college or technical school or 4 years or related experience or training.Warehouse / administrative support as needed.

  • Other duties as assigned

At Cummins, we are dedicated to diversity in the workplace and our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, age, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or other status protected by law.


Primary Location United States-Iowa-Des Moines-US, IA, Ankeny, Cummins Central Power - EIC

Job Type Experienced - Professional / Office

Recruitment Job Type Office

Job Posting Oct 11, 2017, 9:15:54 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 1700067E