Buyer II

Position Overview

The Buyer is responsible for supporting production by procuring supplies, materials, and services as needed. This role is responsible for establishing high performance and scalable supply chain and developing strategic solutions by partnering with suppliers and internal customers.

Essential Job Functions

  • Process daily purchase requirements, focusing on satisfying production requirements and cost management, supplier partnership, risk mitigation, quality, and stocking requirements.
  • Provide internal customer service; understanding customer requirements and managing suppliers to those expectations.
  • Provide outsourcing solutions for fabricated parts; validating vendors achieve both quality and quantity requirements as outlined
  • Participate in supplier negotiations, preparing RFQ documents, stocking agreements, quality, and other requirements.
  • Develop partnerships with suppliers to support the procurement process.
  • Implement replenishment systems that align supply with demand and achieve company fiscal objectives

Knowledge, Experience, and Skills

  • Preferred candidates will have a Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain or other related field
  • 5+ years of purchasing experience
  • Certificate in Purchasing or Supply Chain would be preferred but not required (C.P.S.M, C.P.M, or C.S.M). Other combinations of formal training and experience will be considered.
  • Effective negotiating skills with experience being the primary company representative in supplier relationships
  • Ability to understand complex business documents (terms/conditions, quality documents, product drawings, pricing agreements, service contracts, sales documents, etc)
  • Ability to work with large amounts of data
  • Strong computer skills with an emphasis on Microsoft Office and ERP systems
  • Result oriented problem solving skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Strong business acumen with an ability to prioritize and focus on both urgent and important items


Full time
Salary Range
$39,000.00 - 64,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Winsted, MN 55395-0098, US