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Buyer at our NEW facility in Dyersville, IA!

Zero Zone, Inc.

1 Positions

ID: 21056

Posted On 09/27/2022

Job Overview

Who Are We?

Have you ever gone into a grocery store or convenience store for things like milk, bagged salads, or frozen pizza? The coolers and freezers you find those and other food products in are what we do!! Zero Zone is a manufacturer of reach-in and open refrigerated and frozen food display cases as well as the refrigeration systems that work behind the scenes to cool the cases, keeping the food fresh! We also make powerful industrial refrigeration systems for food warehousing, pharmaceuticals, and even ice rinks!

Our company is structured across 2 divisions – the Display Case Division, located in North Prairie, WI, Waukesha, WI, and Pewaukee, WI and the Refrigeration Systems Division, located in Ramsey, MN and now Dyersville, IA.

What Are We Like?

At Zero Zone, you will be a valued member of the Zero Zone team, able to take ownership of your own career path. We believe in hard work, teamwork, collaboration, and respect, and we have grown through dedication to our mission: “To exceed customer expectations through innovation, quality, and responsiveness.” For over 60 years, we have been a leader in refrigeration, and our people are well known for exceptional customer service. We also believe we are the COOLEST coworkers (pun intended)! This is an opportunity for you to make a difference in the refrigeration industry with one of the top leading manufacturers in the country! Come grow with us!!

What Can We Offer You?

  • Vacation and Personal Hours (after only 30 days!)
  • Competitive Wages
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, STD, LTD, AD&D, FSA, EAP)
  • 401k and Profit Sharing
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Flexible Schedules
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Wellness Programs and Incentives
  • Steel Toe Reimbursement
  • Holidays parties, company lunches, and free coffee
  • One-time Home Computer Reimbursement
  • And more!

What Will You Do?

Under the guidance and direction of the Purchasing Supervisor, the Buyer will have the authority to purchase parts, equipment, and supplies at the most favorable price consistent with quality, quantity, delivery as well as other factors leading to successful operations of the organization. This position will prepare bid specifications, receive bids and make purchases of goods where the financial impact is limited. The Buyer will also be responsible for maintaining system parameters on all assigned commodities to control inventory levels, reduce excessive transactions, make economical order quantity decisions and avoid stock outs. The Buyer will be an integral part of a team where a high level of responsiveness and follow-through is required.  The  Buyer can be located at our Ramsey, MN  or Dyersville, IA facility.


  • Create purchase orders for quantity, quality and delivery requirements where prices have usually been preset
  • Commodities assigned will generally be standard purchased or clearly defined customer requirements
  • Review MRP demand daily to ensure all demand is met and supply meets demand requirements
  • Analyze product usage historically and forward looking to determine Plan For Every Part
  • Expedite shipments when required to ensure parts arrive to meet demand requirements
  • Assist Inventory Control Specialist with returning defective and over stock merchandise to vendors for credit
  • Maintain required inventory levels of raw materials used for production based on determined stocking levels and fluctuations in the production schedule
  • Negotiate with suppliers in regards to low impact pricing and availability issues
  • Communicate supplier changes regarding pricing and availability affecting high impact materials to supply chain management
  • Submit RFQ’s for new products and for existing commodities as requested by supply chain management
  • Responsible for plant inventory levels for all assigned commodities
  • Perform job functions to meet corporate KPI’s and company vision
  • In conjunction with accounting, process supplier invoices that do not auto match
  • Cross train in other Purchasing Department positions in order to assist during absences
  • Identify opportunities, analyze data, and offer improvement solutions

What Are We Looking For?

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required of you in this position:

  • Bachelor’s degree or an Associate’s degree with APICS certification
  • 3 – 5 plus years of experience
  • Must have working knowledge of JIT, MRP and accounting impact to income statement and balance sheet accounts
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to prioritize work to meet daily deadlines
  • Additional attributes needed are detail and quality oriented, dependable, self-motivated and the ability to multi-task
  • Effectively communicate with coworkers on projects
  • Experience with Microsoft Office required
  • Knowledge of ERP systems is helpful
  • Position requires prolonged sitting, standing, bending and walking; moderate to heavy use of hands in grasping, repetitive hand movement and finger coordination in keeping records and using a keyboard; speech and hearing to communicate effectively in group settings, one-on-one, and by telephone

Primary Contact


Rick Steer

VP and General Manager, Zero Zone










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Dyersville, IA


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About the Company

Zero Zone, Inc is a leading manufacturer of commercial refrigerated and frozen food display cases as well as commercial and industrial refrigeration systems.  Our ongoing mission is to "exceed customer expectations through innovation, responsiveness and quality".  Our corporate culture and all of our employees' efforts are centered around that "value-added" mission.  We pride ourselves on responding faster to our customer's requests, while providing quality that is second-to-none.  Our product innovations speak for themselves and set us apart from the competition.  As a result of our continued success as an innovative leader in our field, we are looking for motivated individuals to join our team