Sr. Procurement Buyer


Lexington, VA, US, 24450

Date:  May 2, 2024
Req Id:  612
Travel:  0 - 10%
Remote, Onsite or Hybrid:  Onsite

At Modine, we are engineering a cleaner, healthier world.  Building on more than 100 years of excellence in thermal management, we provide trusted systems and solutions that improve air quality and conserve natural resources.  More than 13,000 employees are at work in every corner of the globe, delivering the solutions our customers need, where they need them.  Our Climate Solutions and Performance Technologies segments support our purpose by improving air quality, reducing energy and water consumption, lowering harmful emissions and enabling cleaner running vehicles and environmentally-friendly refrigerants. Modine is a global company headquartered in Racine, Wisconsin (USA), with operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. For more information about Modine, visit

Position Description

Oversee entire procurement process from new source selection to contract implementation. Vendor management, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) data maintenance, data analysis, and cost reduction project execution are main functions of the role. You will source a variety of parts and commodities consumed in our Data Center business segment. You will support all Data Center plants – Grenada, MS, TMG – TX and Rockbridge, VA

Key Responsibilities

  • Facilitate Requests for Information (RFI's) and Requests for Quotes (RFQ's) for new product programs and other sourcing plans.
  • Manage ERP pricing updates
  • Support plant material and quality escalations
  • Analyze spend data
  • Lead supplier negotiations (price, schedules and terms and conditions)
  • Analyze industry and demand trends and support senior management with implementation of sourcing strategies.
  • Work cooperatively with our Supplier Quality Engineering, Product Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering departments to assess the quality capabilities of all suppliers to ensure that all product/material purchases meet defined quality standards.
  • Build relationships with suppliers and measure suppliers performance based on cost, quality, delivery, and service level.
  • Partner with our operations and engineering to evaluate several cost reduction plans.
  • Develop vendor score card
  • Track, measure and work to improve all Procurement KPI
  • Assist with integrating new acquisitions

Required Education & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Supply Chain, Business, Accounting or other technical field
  • Five (5) years Materials Control and / or Buyer experience working with MRP. Experience with SAP is beneficial.
  • Capable MS Office suite user with MS Excel abilities
  • Use Excel and Microsoft suite to create formulas and pivot tables to analyze large amounts of data
  • Use a VAVE methodology to identify main cost drivers and create ideas to improve quality and reduce cost
  • Experience with contracts and pricing negotiation; Supplier management required
  • Analytical and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Continuous Improvement (5S,  SMART, 80/20, 6 Sigma,  Kaizen, etc.)
  • Data Analysis
  • Time Management 
  • Attention to Detail
  • Creativity
  • Problem/Conflict Resolution
  • Global Sourcing 
  • Project Management  



Modine is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  Modine provides a competitive benefit package, which could include paid vacation, short term disability, 401(k), health, dental, vision, life insurance, flex spending benefits, tuition reimbursement, Health Savings Account and much more. Human Resources will provide more detail upon your hiring.

Nearest Major Market: Charlottesville
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia