Operations Buyer

Location: Daleville, Virginia
Opening ID: 18497
Job Family: Procurement and Materials
Date Posted: Nov 15, 2018

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Job Description

Why Join Altec?

If you’re considering a career with Altec, Inc., there’s never been a better time to join us! Our Company was founded based upon values that place the customer first, and view people as our greatest strength. Altec has continued to grow, utilizing the same basic values, and over the years, those values have helped us to earn the trust and confidence of our customers worldwide. We remain committed to total customer satisfaction in everything we do. That’s why today, Altec is an innovative, financially sound company that is setting the standard of excellence in design, manufacturing and service; and that’s why you can rely on us to provide you with the stability of a well managed company.

Our Company:

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.

At Altec, advanced technology efforts are aimed, without exception, at helping customers work “Safer and Smarter.” Altec invests more resources than any other manufacturer in the advancement of safety, reliability, uptime and low cost of ownership.

Our Values Sustain Our Vision:

Altec continues to pursue a singular vision: To be recognized by customers as the preferred supplier of products, services and solutions in all markets we serve. Our values sustain that vision, our goals build upon it and our associates help to achieve it. Altec’s values are the cornerstone of our corporate culture and every Altec associate is considered an integral part of Team Altec.
Our Values (in alphabetical order): Customer First, Enjoyment of Work, Family, Financial Stability, Integrity, People Are Our Greatest Strength, Quality, Spiritual Development, Teamwork.

Your Organization

Altec Roanoke specializes in the manufacturing and final assembly of aerial devices, cranes and digger derricks.

Responsibilities

Purpose of Position:

Responsible for purchasing materials, equipment, and supplies from vendors. The operations buyer will evaluate vendor quotes and/or services to determine most desirable suppliers.

 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Authorize payment of invoices or return of merchandise
  • May compare transportation options
  • Examine, select, order, and purchase at the most favorable price merchandise consistent with quality, quantity, specification requirements and other factors
  • Interview and work closely with vendors to obtain desired products
  • Negotiate prices, discount terms and transportation arrangements for merchandise
  • Use computers to organize and locate inventory, and operate spreadsheet and word processing software
  • Expedites components for faster delivery dates to meet production requirements
  • Performs purchasing and other recordkeeping duties
  • Purchases all components and services related to the manufacture of finished product, maintenance, repair and operations
  • All other duties as assigned

 

Education, Experience, and Skills Required:

  • Four year Bachelor's degree required
  • Microsoft Office suite experience preferred; Excel & Word required
  • One year industry experience preferred
  • Knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices and procedures

 

Responsibility for Safety:

  • Safety in everything we do

 

The job level is able to be adjusted at time of hire, if the candidate meets the qualifications for jobs of a more experienced level in the career path.

Benefits

Altec offers a competitive salary that rewards performance and dedication, along with a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
          • Medical, Dental and Prescription Drug Program
          • Retirement 401(k) Program
          • Vacation and Holidays
          • Flexible Spending Accounts
          • Tuition Assistance Program
          • Employee Assistance and Mental Health/Substance Abuse Program
          • Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

EEO Statement

Altec 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.

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