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The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. Buyer in Chicago Heights, Illinois

At Greenbrier, we do the hard work that matters. The Greenbrier Companies (NYSE: GBX) is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of freight rail and marine transportation equipment and services, powering the movement of products around the world. Greenbrier's innovation and engineering expertise pairs with our capacity to build and repair freight transportation equipment. This allows us to provide an unrivaled level of service to our customers across the Americas, Europe and countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council. Greenbrier also provides asset management services and a unique railcar leasing syndication platform that brings us into contact with the world's leading fixed asset investors.

Greenbrier's heritage of hard work and industrial innovation is celebrated at every level of our organization. We structure our business to support teams that deliver innovative solutions for our customers and positively impact the world around us.


Maintain and support Greenbrier Maintenance and Wheel Operations per the primary responsibilities outlined below, in accordance with company guidelines, goals and objectives.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Research, compile, and analyze data to ensure material is secured at the most competitive total cost.

  • Maintain and report on division KPI

  • Work with estimating department in preparing bids

  • Update and maintain standard costing in accordance with division requirements.

  • Manage material lead-times in accordance with market conditions.

  • Analyze and review logistic costs in relation to benchmark levels.

  • Work collaboratively with production, accounting, and other business units to ensure production requirements are satisfied.

  • Effectively manage inventory levels in accordance with company goals and expectations.

  • Prepare and issue purchase orders in accordance with established procedures. Revise and update purchase orders as required.

Experience & Education

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred

  • 2 years of rail component related experience is mandatory

  • Proficiency with Microsoft applications

  • Experience with DAX ERP system

  • Strong communication, analytical and time management skills

  • Ability to estimate material costs

  • High level of accuracy and ability to multi-task and prioritize work

  • Self-motivated; ability to work well in a team environment

  • Demonstrate integrity and ability to effectively manage vendor relationships

  • Ability to maintain objectivity and confidentiality

Company: Gunderson Rail Services, LLC

Functional Group: Administration

EOE including Disability/Veteran