Service Buyer

Location: St Joseph, Missouri
Opening ID: 18877
Job Family: Procurement and Materials
Date Posted: Nov 30, 2018


Job Description

Why Join Altec?

Altec specializes in the design, manufacture, sale and service of hydraulic utility equipment including aerial devices, digger derricks, cranes, telecom, and specialty equipment, supporting customers in over 100 countries throughout the world. Join a company with a history of continuous growth and a team-focused culture which strongly embraces continuous improvement.

The immediate opening is for a Buyer in the Altec Service Group at the Midwest campus in St. Joseph, Missouri. Negotiate for and procure material, parts, and services according to Altec Quality, Just-in-Time and other procurement processes.

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  • Four-Year Bachelor's degree
  • One year of industry experience
  • A strong knowledge of accounting controls and purchasing concepts


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Computer skill including Microsoft Office and Word/Excel worksheet experience are the baseline requirements
  • Knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices and procedures


  • Process daily purchase requisitions to replenish stock.
  • Process back-orders, investigating cause to prevent future incidents.
  • Expedite through vendors, arranging direct shipment as necessary. Update back-order ship dates.
  • Search for opportunities to decrease cost of parts through alternate sources or quantity breaks.
  • Handle calls from divisions.
  • Contact suppliers for lead times, quotes, and other service questions.
  • Coordinate return of defective material to suppliers.
  • Forecast parts continually to maintain 90%+ fill rate, and account for fluctuating lead times.
  • Work with vendors to help resolve accounts payable issues and receiving discrepancies as they arise.

This is for the individual with strong organization, communication, multi-tasking, follow-through and detail skills.

Competitive pay which rewards performance

Comprehensive benefits including 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

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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