Midwest Industrial Rubber Inc
  • Purchasing
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Full Time

Midwest Industrial Rubber, Inc.


MIR is the premier independent, specialty fabricator and distributor of light weight conveyor belting and accessories in North America. MIR was founded in January 1980 in response to the needs of manufacturing facilities to have in-plant expertise, as well as access to products and services that minimize downtime and increase productivity. Our focus is on providing value-added products and services through our 16 full service sales and fabrication facilities located across the U.S. Our corporate headquarters is in St. Louis, Missouri.


Over the years, we have expanded across America as more and more of our customers requested service near their facilities. We have customers in food processing, paper converting & print, package handling, plastics & metals, distribution & warehouse, and other general industries. We continue to expand our customer base by adding innovative, continuous improvement initiatives, and overall value-added services that remain unparalleled to our market competitors

Job Description


Job Title:          Purchasing Coordinator

Reports To:     Purchasing Manager


Primary Duties and Responsibilities include the following.   Additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned as experience and product knowledge increase.


  • Prepare and manage purchase orders (including "make and hold" and blanket purchase orders) through MIR's Consolidated & Centralized Purchasing Program for all branches to meet branches inventory and customer's needs; maintain procurement records such as items purchased, costs, delivery, product quality and performance; review quotes and negotiate prices with vendors; leverage buying power to obtain adequate supply and best price; negotiate non-material savings, i.e. freight. 
  • Review products for purchase by evaluating current inventory.  If necessary, requests branch transfers or change of processing branch to utilize current inventory.
  • Responsible for correcting price discrepancies.
  • Identify and promote cost savings.
  • Establish and enforce purchasing guidelines.
  • Develop and strengthen relationships with new, existing, and potential vendors.
  • Assist in management of purchasing, consignment and rebate programs.

Inventory Management

  • Main contact for stock transfer requests
  • Main contact for inventory cycle counts; maintain records and calculate results
  • Involved in annual physical inventory, review of adjustments made during the physical inventory. 
  • Assist with "aged" inventory to find usable pieces/sizes and the locations or other sources that are able to use/sell; determine items that are obsolete.
  • Prepares statistical reports of product sales and purchases
  • Prepares statistical reports of cost savings for the MIR centralized and consolidated programs.
  • Communicate with Vendors to obtain information/samples as required
  • Distribute to branches and salesmen
  • Create material product data sheets and samples

Branch Support and Communication

  • Assist branches with product sourcing, as requested
  • Main contact for review, setup and maintenance of all product item codes and vendors.
  • Communicate product information to department managers
  • Coordinate testing of new products with branch personnel.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily.  This position requires the ability to multi-task and manages multiple priorities.  Individual must possess a strong attention to detail. 

Education and Experience: Ideal candidate would have 2 to 5 years' experience in purchasing and/or customer service or a college degree.  This position requires strong computer skills, the ability to multi-task, and strong communication skills.  Candidate should have an eagerness to learn, ambition, a strong work ethic, and a drive to excel in a fast paced and team-oriented environment.  Position offers potential for growth as the candidate learns the position responsibilities and our industry.


MIR's Benefits


Our unwavering commitment to our employees has always been at the heart of our business, and we believe it is the key to our success. A skilled, educated and enthusiastic workforce is the best asset any company can have, and we value our employees' potential for growth. To help our employees reach their goals, MIR offers tuition assistance and in-house training. And we promote from within, offering our employees opportunities for both internal advancement and relocation.

While we've grown significantly over the years, MIR is also proud to still have a small business atmosphere that values warmth and personal attention. You'll never be just an employee number at MIR each of our employees holds a valued place in our organization.

Our benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, flexible spending account, 401k, and tuition reimbursement.


To highlight a few:

Medical Insurance: MIR offers full time employees medical, dental, and vision insurance.

Long Term Disability: MIR pays 100% of the cost for each employee's long-term disability coverage.

401k: For 2018, the discretionary target for MIR is a 3% contribution. Full time employees are not required to match or contribute to receive the MIR contribution.

Tuition Reimbursement: MIR reimburses up to 90% of tuition, after 1 year of employment, for Undergraduate AND Graduate education.

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