Purchaser

 

Wage Information:

DOE

Health & Dental Benefits Information:

Single: $70/month

Family: $230/month


Buyer

Purchase raw materials and subcontract work for TrueNorth Steel. Responsible for managing the cost and on-time delivery of purchased materials from assigned suppliers. Coordinate supplier quality improvements with TrueNorth Steel quality team members.

Essential Position Requirements:

  • Purchase steel, fabricated parts, paint and accessories for TrueNorth Steel from current approved vendors.

  • Assist Sourcing Specialist in researching new raw material supplier and subcontractor options for TrueNorth Steel locations.

  • Assist with developing and maintaining vendor qualifications/assessments.

  • Communicate current material prices, lead times and mill rolling schedules.

  • May work direct with the steel mills negotiating pricing.

  • May need to analyze multiple potential vendor solutions and make sound purchase decisions based upon price, availability and internal customer requirements.

  • 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.

  • Steel manufacturing experience preferred.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Familiarity with various computer software programs.

  • Ability to multi-task.

  • Organizational skills a must.

  • Familiarity with steel items.

Required Competencies / Qualities:

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

  • Communication – Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word and in writing clearly and concisely.

  • 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.

  • Adaptability/Working Under Pressure – Ability to adapt to change in the workplace and complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.

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

  • Autonomy - Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Judgement – Ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information.

Physical Requirements:

  • Accuracy – Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.

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

  • Organized – Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.

  • Reliability – The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.

  • Time Management – Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.

  • Communication/Active Listening – Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word and in writing clearly and concisely and actively attend to, convey and understand the comments and questions of others.

EEO/AA Employer

FLSA Status: Full-Time; Non-Exempt

Reports To: Purchasing Manager

Location: Fargo, ND

 

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