Marine Travelift, Inc. - Sturgeon Bay, WI

Company Profile

The world’s first mobile boat hoist was conceptualized and manufactured in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, in 1945. Officially established in 1954, Marine Travelift Inc. has a long-standing reputation as a marine industry leader and is recognized for its tradition of excellence on a global scale. The company manufactures mobile boat hoists, marine forklifts, self-propelled transporters and other related marine lifting products with more than 3,500 units in service worldwide.

Job Type Full-time


This skilled individual will buy goods and services necessary for smooth and efficient business operations. This position reports to the Purchasing Manager. This person will have strong communication skills with a keen eye for detail and the business acumen needed to properly evaluate market conditions and suppliers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Quickly learn and understand the products/industries that have been assigned
  • Determine best sources that will meet company objectives
  • Negotiate most favorable agreements possible, preparing associated documents in the same manner
  • Create and manage supplier relationships to ensure quality of goods, timely delivery, and overall compliance to contractual terms
  • Create timely Purchase Orders, verify accuracy, and follow through to completion
  • All other duties and responsibilities that are assigned


  • 1-3 years proven experience in Purchasing or relevant role.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related relevant field.
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical mindset
  • Self-starter able to work with minimum direction
  • Negotiating skills desired
  • Strong computer skills (MS Office)

Employee Benefits

  • Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance Coverage
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • 401K benefit plan with company match

We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified females, minorities, individuals with a disability, and veterans are encouraged to apply.