Operations Buyer

Location: St Joseph, Missouri
Opening ID: 19932
Job Family: Procurement and Materials
Date Posted: May 8, 2019


Job Description

Why Join Altec?

There are multipler openings for Operations Buyers, located in St. Joseph, Missouri. The Operations Buyer position is responsible for purchasing materials, equipment, and supplies from vendors. Evaluates vendor quotes and/or services to determine most desirable suppliers

● Customer First ● Enjoyment of Work ● Family ● Financial Stability ● Integrity ● People Are Our Greatest Strength ● Quality ●  Spiritual Development ● Teamwork ●


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.



  • High School Degree or equivalent required
  • Bachelor’s degree OR APICS certification OR NAPM certification required
  • Microsoft Office suite experience required
  • Prior industry experience preferred
  • Knowledge of supply chain principles and concepts preferred
  • Prior Oracle experience preferred


  • 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

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


Sponsorship not available.


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, 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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