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Purchasing Agent

You drive by (or through!) car washes every day, but have you ever thought about where they are made? That’s what we do! Belanger, Inc. is part of OPW VWS, a leader in the Vehicle Wash Manufacturing industry.  Excellent benefits package provides employees medical, dental, and vacation eligibility on their first day of hire. Benefits also include company paid life insurance and 401K matching of up to 3.5%.  


Purchasing Goal:  To buy quality items and obtain the best price, short lead times, warranty consideration and freight consideration through the proper purchasing practices.



  • Read and Understand the Work Instruction for the Department
  • Review MRP reports and create Purchase Orders for inventory items
  • Enter Purchase Orders into DataWorks for non-inventory items
  • Send out Purchase Orders to Suppliers via e-mail
  • Make sure that Acknowledgements for Purchase Orders are Received
  • File Closed Purchase Orders and receipts on shared drive
  • Expedite Deliveries with vendors and Update DataWorks
  • Assist or lead in AOP projects for Productivity Savings with current or new vendors
  • Work with Vendors on VMI, Kanban and stocking arrangements
  • Meet with key suppliers and complete the Scorecard on the vendors performance
  • Count inventory as needed
  • Troubleshoot Problems and Find Solutions for part shortages and work with Lifecycle on alternate part suggestions.
  • Coordinate Returns to the Vendors for Warranty and Non-Conforming Parts, and handle inventory transactions and credits for the returns with Account Payable
  • Help Reconcile Invoice Discrepancies with Account Payable
  • Knowledge of an ERP System
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Email and Outlook
  • Communicate Well with Other Departments
  • Other duties assigned



  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain or related field preferred
  • 2+ years Purchasing Experience preferred
  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions and follow through with assignments
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Strong communication skills


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


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


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.

This position may be located in: Americas : United States : Michigan : Novi

Sub Division : VWS - North America

Job Requisition ID : 49939

Job Segment: Supply Chain, Environmental Engineering, Buyer, Purchasing, Supply, Operations, Engineering, Finance

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