Open Positions

Careers at AFC Industries

We're always looking for great talent to join our team! If you're excited about joining a collaborative and progressive supply chain business and helping improve the lives and operations of our customers, we'd love to hear from you.


The Buyer reports to the Purchasing Manager


This role will be based in Bloomington, MN or Des Moines, IA


  • Process and work inventory management reporting tools including, but not limited to: Purchase Order Requirements Generation (PORG), Days on Hand, Process Purchase Order Reports, Open Purchase Order Reports on a weekly basis
  • Responsible for issuing purchase orders to the supply base
  • Effective management of the open order board, ensuring system updates with accurate information for all orders
  • Manage elevated expedite orders and coordinate with the appropriate personnel to ensure minimal supply chain interruption
  • Quote standard and smaller dollar items that support company goals and guidelines
  • Responsible for timely processing of purchase order confirmations from the supply base to ensure accuracy of purchase order details
  • Active participation with the supply base to develop relationships
  • Negotiate small dollar agreements
  • Disposition of rejected material within the assigned buying areas by coordinating across departments to ensure minimal interruption to the customer
  • Support accounting through timely resolution of invoice discrepancies
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree (or pursuit of) in business-related field, preferably concentrating in Supply Chain or Purchasing

Work Experience 

  • 3+ years of related experience in a Buying/Purchasing role

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office: Outlook, Excel & Word, including ability to do VLOOKUPs in Excel

Inside Sales Representative

The Inside Sales Representative reports to the Director of Sales


  • Manage open order flow
  • Expedite and facilitate special delivery requirements
  • Review contracts
  • Provide samples and technical assistance
  • Maintain customer contract database
  • Manage quote process
  • Prepare and submit formal quotation directly to customer or provide to outside
    sales for presentation to customer
  • Maintain quote log (pipe drive)
  • Work with TSM to support and develop assigned customers by seeking new sales opportunities within the account.
  • Assist with preparation and presentation, as needed, of account SBR
  • Schedule PQP team meetings for class one automotive parts
  • Other duties as assigned


  • High school diploma or GED required

Work Experience 

  • 2 years related work experience

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Supplier Quality Engineer 

The Supplier Quality Engineer reports to the Director of Technical Services


  •   This role will be in based Cincinnati, OH or Indianapolis, IN


  • Corporate quality representative for supplier-facing activities

  • Monitor supplier performance

  • Perform supplier audits and assessments

  • Interact with suppliers to assess and resolve technical issues

  • Assist with root cause analysis on product concerns

  • Attend strategic supplier reviews as the quality representative

  • Assist with maintaining ISO 9001 compliance

  • Traveling is required up to 40%


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent work experience
  • Experience within the fastener industry preferred 

Work Experience

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience interfacing with suppliers

  • A minimum of 5 years working in a distribution environment

  • Experience reviewing and resolving technical issues from a supplier and quality perspective

  • Experience working within an ISO 9001 QMS

  • Preference for familiarity in (and a working knowledge of) fastener-related
    specifications such as but not limited to: ASTM, ASME, IFI, MIL, and DIN

  • Experience in addressing non-conforming product issues and performing 8D corrective actions

Regional New Business Development Manager

This position will be located in the Central United States, preferably in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, or Nebraska, and will report to the Vice President of Sales and Marketing


  • Develop New Customer Sales in a defined Geography to large, national accounts
  • Identify and initiate the sales process with qualified customers
  • Develop sales of fastener VMI Programs to OEM and assembly plants
  • Build and maintain a pipeline of relevant sales opportunities
  • Actively participate in sales calls/meetings as scheduled
  • Provide timely and accurate communication to internal and external stakeholders
  • Participate in a Team-Selling environment
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Master’s of Business Degree preferred

Work Experience 

  • 5+ years’ experience selling fastener VMI programs to OEM customers

Professional Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-driven and motivated sales professional with exceptional time-management skills
  • Ability to create and present professional and compelling proposals and sales presentations
  • Intangible selling/concept selling skills

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