Purchaser Sourcing Specialist


Wage Information:


Health & Dental Benefits Information:

Single: $70/month

Family: $230/month

Sourcing Specialist

The Purchaser Sourcing Specialist will implement sourcing plans and tactics supporting the mission and goals of TrueNorth Steel. Important aspects of this role are to maximize supplier performance, qualify and continually assess suppliers, identify cost savings using existing suppliers and new suppliers, and manage outsourced suppliers. 

Essential Position Requirements:

  • Purchase steel, fabricated parts, paint and accessories

  • Research new and existing supplier base

  • Negotiate with suppliers to meet quality, on time delivery and cost objectives

  • Execute contract negotiations

  • Identify cost saving opportunities

  • Research new raw material supplier and subcontractor options for TrueNorth Steel locations

  • Manage all aspects of supplier relationships

  • Price tracking

  • Adaptability to change in the workplace and complete assigned tasks under stressful situations

  • Ability to multitask in fast paced environment

  • Prompt and dependable attendance

  • Other duties as assigned

Education & Work Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED required

  • Associate’s degree in Business or related field or equivalent work experience

  • Minimum of 2 years purchasing experience required

  • Steel purchasing experience preferred

  • Certified in Supply Management preferred

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Familiarity with various computer software programs

  • Organizational skills a must

Required Competencies / Qualities:

  • Negotiation Skills – Ability to reach outcomes that gain the support and acceptance of all parties.

  • Honesty/Integrity – Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.

  • Accountability/Reliability – Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions and being dependable and trustworthy.

  • Detail Oriented – Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires prolonged sitting, some bending, stooping and stretching.

  • Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and other office equipment.

  • Hearing must be in the normal range for telephone contacts.

  • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs.

EEO/AA Employer

FLSA Status: Full-Time; Exempt

Reports To: Purchasing Manager

Location: Fargo, ND


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