Join Our Movement!

We’re a growing company that designs and manufactures playground equipment for communities all around the world! Help us grow our brand by Joining Our Movement! We’re looking for a Buyer to work at Burke Headquarters and be part of our great team!

What Moves You?

We’re not going to lie; this is an amazing opportunity. It requires hard work, a lot of innovation and enthusiasm and, of course, an abundance of Purple Passion (def. a love of play, bringing play to communities and specific love of Burke and those you work with)!  

 The Role 

  • Prepare and process purchase orders for the procurement of goods, services, and supplies to meet the production schedule and customer requirements
  • Monitor the quality and timeliness of purchased materials; follow-up on the status of purchase orders with suppliers to ensure timely delivery; expedite material as needed, and communicate status of orders with internal customers
  • Negotiate the best or most cost-effective contracts and deals on materials, goods, products and services
  • Responsible to implement systems and tools to drive resolution of MRP and planning discrepancies as it relates to purchased items
  • Effective and timely communication with suppliers regarding order confirmations, order status, quotes, credits, invoice issues, and supplier performance
  • Maintain MRP system to ensure current and accurate information regarding inventory levels and component pricing
  •  Provide guidance and direction to Junior Buyer position
  • Lead team to identify and execute opportunities for cost reduction, quality and process improvements
  • Responsible for supplier performance tracking and leading Supplier Evaluation Committee meetings
  •  Provide regular updates to Production and Engineering regarding inventory status of raw materials and purchased components
  •  Assists with inventory management process including completing cycle counts and supporting the annual physical inventory
  •  Maintain various reports and spreadsheets required by other functional areas (Production, Engineering, and Accounting)
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned


We have an awesome team at Burke and the right individual for this role will fit well within our culture of teamwork, straightforward and open communication. Oh, and you need to have a passion for play!  

Added Bonus

  • Performance based competitive pay
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • 401K with a company match
  • Paid vacation immediately  

 Qualifications That Move Us! 

  • Degree in business, supply chain, or related field preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 3-5 years of Purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong work ethic – must be a self-starter and willing to do what it takes to complete the task
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills
  •  Ability to multi-task and execute tasks with a high attention to detail
  • Commitment to providing exceptional customer service to both internal and external customers
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Microsoft Office (especially Excel) proficiency; ERP experience preferred

Burke is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Military veterans are encouraged to apply. 


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