Purchasing Manager

$85,000 yearly
  • Belanger
  • 22700 Heslip Drive, Novi, MI, USA
  • Aug 25, 2021
Full time Manufacturing Purchasing-Procurement

Job Description

For over 125 years, OPW has led the way in designing and manufacturing world-class retail fueling, fluid handling and car wash system solutions for the safe and efficient handling and distribution of fuels and critical fluids. OPW makes above ground and below ground products for both conventional, vapour recovery and clean energy applications in the retail and commercial markets. Additionally, OPW supplies loading arms, valves and dry-break couplings, tank truck equipment, rail car valves and equipment, and car wash systems. OPW has manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific, with sales offices around the world. OPW is part of the Dover Corporation, which is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under 'DOV'. To learn more about OPW’s 125 years of providing industry-leading solutions, visit our website at www.opwglobal.com.


Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenue of over $7 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, specialty systems, consumable supplies, software and digital solutions, and support services through five operating segments: Engineered Products, Fueling Solutions, Imaging & Identification, Pumps & Process Solutions and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Dover combines global scale with operational agility to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 60 years, our team of approximately 24,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what's possible. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under "DOV." Additional information is available at dovercorporation.com


Job Description

Belanger, Inc. is part of OPW VWS, a leader in the Vehicle Wash Manufacturing industry, we are seeking a Purchasing Manager based out of our Novi facility. The Purchasing Manager will help develop, implement, and enforce all purchasing procedures and processes. The Purchasing Manager, reporting to the Supply Chain Manager, assists in maintaining or developing purchasing policies and procedures. This role manages and controls the supplier base for Belanger, Inc and assists in Trade Compliance efforts.


Excellent benefits package with medical, dental, and vision eligibilty upon hire. 401K program with fully vested 3.5% matching upon hire. Company paid Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance. 


Essential Functions:


  • Manage a three person purchasing team including training, work allocation, and problem resolution.
  • Advise other departments of any changes in prices and lead times and material availability.
  • Expedite deliveries as needed.
  • Partner with engineering for approval for alternate materials if delivery would delay production.
  • Resolve complex issues and supports production in material needs.
  • Able to perform the daily functions of the department.
  • Aid in trade compliance with Supply Chain Manager to help ensure it is maintained within the system and coordinate policy procedure with the purchasing team.
  • Assist production in getting answers to their questions on parts issues.
  • Assist to maintain inventory levels consistent with production schedules.
  • Work with Vendors on VMI and Kanban Systems within the plants
  • Work with Life Cycle Engineering on Warranty issues.
  • Review order status and MRP report daily and place and review orders as necessary.
  • Be able to manage and create reports in Excel and Smartsheet for the purchasing team.




  • Ability to forecast and analyze data
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with key suppliers and vendors
  • Has strong communication and negotiation skills, able to meet with suppliers and vendors



  • Minimum 5 years purchasing experience 
  • Bachelor degree and/ or CPIM certification preferred.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.