ALTEC INC Buyer in St Joseph, Missouri

Why Join Altec?Altec Inc., founded in 1929, is a privately held company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.Altec specializes in the manufacture, sale and service of aerial devices, digger derricks, cranes and specialty equipment for the electric utility, telecommunications, tree care, construction, and light and sign maintenance industries in more than 120 countries throughout the world.ResponsibilitiesAltec Supply is currently looking for a Buyer in St. Joseph, MO. This position is responsible for purchasing materials, equipment, and supplies from vendors; Evaluates vendor quotes and/or services to determine most desirable suppliersMAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:Examines, selects, orders, and purchases supplies at the most favorable price merchandise consistent with quality, quantity and specification requirements and other factors for Altec SupplyNegotiates prices, discount terms and transportation arrangements for merchandiseAuthorizes payment of invoices or returns of merchandiseMay compare transportation options which are most competitive for Altec SupplyInterviews and works closely with vendors to obtain desired productsUses software to create and maintain spreadsheets and to organize and locate inventory Expedites components for faster delivery dates to meet production requirementsPerforms purchasing and other recordkeeping dutiesPurchases all components and services related to the manufacture of finished product, maintenance, repair and operations All other duties as assignedEDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED:High School Degree or equivalent requiredBachelor's Degree preferredMicrosoft Office suite experience preferred; Excel and Word requiredOne year industry experience preferredMechanical aptitude, product or industry knowledge required Excellent written and verbal communication skillsMust be able to work with team members and work with minimal supervisionShould the selected candidate meet the qualifications of a more experienced level in the career path, the job level may be adjusted. BenefitsAltec offers a competitive salary that rewards performance and dedication, along with a comprehensive benefits package that includes:Medical, Dental and Prescription Drug ProgramRetirement 401(k) ProgramVacation and HolidaysFlexible Spending AccountsTuition Assistance ProgramEmployee Assistance and Mental Health/Substance Abuse ProgramLife Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment InsuranceEEO StatementAltec 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, gender identity, 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.VEVRAA Federal ContractorEqual Opportunity Employerminorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity