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

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

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

Director of Operational Excellence

The Director of Operational Excellence reports to the President of AFC Industries and is a corporate resource responsible for continuous improvement projects and the implementation of best practices in the AFC warehousing, kitting, and Vendor Managed Inventory replenishment operations.


  • This position can be located anywhere in the USA


  • Oversee and train CI and LEAN principals as applied to AFC operations
  • Develop and ensure local operations adhere to AFC consistency and best practice benchmarks
  • Project manage corporate operations projects
  • Provide coaching and advice to AFC Operations Directors and Regional Vice Presidents
  • Assist as needed with program launches and resets
  • Assist as needed with integration of newly acquired businesses


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline or equivalent work experience

Work Experience

  • 7+ years experience in warehousing and distribution environment (Component VMI experience preferred)
  • 3+ years exposure to material flow in manufacturing and/or assembly plants
  • Detailed knowledge and application of the following LEAN enterprise tools: VSM, 5S, Standardized Workflow, TPM, and Continuous Flow/ Pull Systems. (Certification preferred)
  • Familiarity with Six Sigma, PDCA cycle and other operational improvement approaches
  • Demonstrated ability to function in a high-transaction multi-site environment
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization
  • Intermediate level abilities with Office 365 and project management tools
  • Ability to travel extensively.

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