Sr. Operations Buyer

February 21, 2017

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Sr. Operations Buyer

Join the thousands who have made Altec their career decision Building on 85 years of growth … There’s never been a better time to join us! Altec specializes in the design, manufacture, sale, and service of aerial devices, digger derricks, cranes, telecom, and specialty equipment.  We are the leading equipment and service provider for the electric utility, telecommunications, tree care, lights and signs, and contractor markets, supporting customers in over 100 countries throughout the world. ● Customer First ● Enjoyment of Work ● Family ● Financial Stability ● Integrity ● People Are Our Greatest Strength ● Quality ●  Spiritual Development ● Teamwork ● There is an opening for a Senior Operations Buyer in St. Joseph, Missouri. The Operations Buyer will be responsible for purchasing materials, equipment, and supplies from vendors. Evaluates vendor quotes and/or services to determine most desirable suppliers The job level is able to be adjusted at time of hire, if the candidate meets the qualifications for jobs of a more experienced level in the career path. Qualifications: Four-Year Bachelor degree (Business, Engineering, Supply Chain Management degree preferred) and two years applicable experience required. --- Or ------- Five years minimum purchasing experience with APICS or NAPM certification required High School Degree or equivalent required. Microsoft Office suite experience preferred. Excel & Word required. Knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices and procedures Microsoft Office suite and Oracle experience preferred. Excel & Word required. Responsibilities:    Authorize payment of invoices or return of merchandise. May compare transportation options. Examine, select, order, and purchase at the most favorable price merchandise consistent with quality, quantity, specification requirements and other factors. Interview and work closely with vendors to obtain desired products. Monitor and analyze sales records, trends, or economic conditions to anticipate buying patterns and determine what the company will need and how much inventory is needed. Negotiate prices, discount terms and transportation arrangements for merchandise. Use computers to organize and locate inventory, and operate spreadsheet and word processing software. Expedites components for faster delivery dates to meet production requirements. Performs purchasing and other recordkeeping duties. Purchases all components and services related to the manufacture of finished product, maintenance, repair and operations. Ability to work with Supplier unsupervised.  Altec offers a competitive salary that rewards performance and dedication, along with a comprehensive benefits package that includes:  Medical, Dental and Prescription Drug Program Retirement 401(k) Program Vacation and Holidays Flexible Spending Accounts  Tuition Assistance Program Employee Assistance and Mental Health/Substance Abuse Program Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Altec Industries, Inc. and its affiliates are equal opportunity employers and maintain affirmative action plans to recruit, retain, develop, and promote qualified individuals without unlawful consideration of race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Altec strives to maintain a work environment free from unlawful discrimination and harassment, where associates are treated with respect and dignity.

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Nicole Conroy

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