New job Buyer in Utah


Company : Northwest Pipe Company
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Utah

Full Description


Responsible for procurement and the purchasing functions for all of the Geneva Pipe Plant Operations. Maintain professional relationships with a variety of vendors, in order to purchase products or services at the best possible prices. Maintain up to date vendor records and purchase order records, and follows all company policies and directives.


· Processes requisitions for MRO, RFQ and Raw Material items and administrates purchase orders.

· Follows Corporate Policy for New Vendor Setup and Vendor maintenance.

· Researches products and vendors to optimize value and performance.

· Communicates and coordinates material and component delivery with appropriate departments.

· Checks back orders, expedites delivery of orders, maintains current status of purchase orders.

· Follow up on in-house processing of purchase orders to include goods receipts’ and invoice verification. Works with AP to resolve GR/IR Issues.

· Maintains an up to date filing system on pricing and vendors to ensure access to accurate information. Creates Monthly Expense Reporting for review.

· Initiates and participates in problem identification and corrective action efforts in areas related to purchasing.

· Participates in Lean initiatives.

· Helps maintain and track inventory.

· Supplies pricing to Sales/Estimating for major materials prior to Bid.

· Contract Management, Negotiations and Review.

· Approval Authority on Non PO Invoices up to $1,000

· Familiar with Company procedures related to purchasing and executes daily business accordingly.

· Participates in appropriate training (SAP and and educational opportunities to stay abreast of changes.

· Assist Corporate Purchasing and follows Corporate Directives and Policies for the purchasing area.

· Supports Operations and Sales departments in administrative tasks as needed

· Completes special projects and reports as required.


This position may have supervisory responsibilities.


· College and/or Purchasing experience of at least 2 years for a manufacturing organization.

· Experience using SAP in a manufacturing environment preferred


This position may interact within all levels of the organization. Additionally, this position may have contact with business partners, customers, vendors and visitors.


To perform the duties and responsibilities of this position successfully, individuals must demonstrate:

· Basic math skills: Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide and percentages

· Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

· Ability to write reports and business correspondence.

· Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of manager, clients, customers and the general public.

· Possess the ability to effectively work with varying personality styles and maintain a sense of humor.

· Highly detail oriented.

· Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardizations exist .

· Agility and able to change directions easily and professionally.

· Intermediate skills working with computers and software packages such as, Outlook, Word, Excel, SAP.

· Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing with clarity and professionalism.

· Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Project timelines and work volume / deadlines may often require working outside of standard office hours, weekend, or evening work.

Regular, reliable and predictable attendance is necessary in order to perform the essential functions of this position.
Physical Activity
Over 2/3 of the time
· Standing/Sit: Remaining upright in a stationary position, particularly for sustained periods.
· Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling to complete computer work.
Up to 2/3 of the time:
· Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities where detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to others accurately.
· Communicating: Expressing or exchanging ideas and information accurately, in written or diagram form.
· Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers such as typing on a keyboard
· Walking: Moving about to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another
· Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and making fine discriminations in sound.
Less than 1/3 of the time:
· Reaching: Grabbing things from a distance above or from the side.
Physical Requirements
· Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects, including the human body
Visual Acuity
· The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and visual inspection involving small defects at distances close to the eyes.
· For up to 2/3 of the amount of time, the worker is required to have close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less).
· For less than 1/3 of the amount of time, the worker is required to have color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors).
Weather Conditions
· The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (as in typical office or administrative work)
Noise Levels
Over 2/3 of the time
· Quiet conditions (examples: library, private office)
· Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)
Less than 1/3 of the time:
· Loud noise (examples: manufacturing departments, large forklifts)

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