Operations Buyer I

Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Opening ID: 24258
Job Family: Procurement and Materials
Date Posted: Jul 19, 2021


Job Description

Why Join Altec?


Purchases materials, equipment, and supplies from vendors based upon pre-established guidelines.  Works under immediate supervision in evaluating vendor quotes and/or services in order to determine the most desirable suppliers.  Typically reports to a manager or supervisor.


MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: (Examples of work performed – responsibilities listed do not necessarily apply to all positions in this job title).

  • Purchases components and services related to the manufacture of finished product, maintenance, repair and operations
  • Makes transportation arrangements for merchandise and ensures compliance with corporate transportation guidelines
  • Expedites components for faster delivery dates to meet production requirements
  • Authorizes payment of invoices
  • Researches and resolves receipt discrepancies  
  • Arranges for the return of merchandise
  • Manages part deliveries and reschedules/cancels incoming shipments to meet production demand
  • Coordinates with suppliers to obtain desired products
  • Maintains system data integrity
  • Operates spreadsheets and word processing software
  • Performs other recordkeeping duties
  • All other duties as assigned



  • High School Degree or equivalent required
  • Four-Year Bachelor degree OR APICS 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



Some travel (up to 10%) may be required.

Must be customer service oriented

Must be able to maintain company confidentiality

Should be able to handle stress and deadlines well

Must be willing to participate in Continuous Improvement Initiatives

Responsibility for Safety:

Safety In everything we do

Responsibility to Prevent Errors:

Ensures appropriate reviews have been performed as needed for high quality

Mental Alertness:

Continuous attention to all job functions ensuring quality products

Communication with Others:

Requires outside and inside contacts to carry out company policy and programs; Improper handling will have considerable effect on operational results; Must often deal with matters requiring explanation, persuasion and obtaining of approvals

Should the selected candidate meet the qualifications of a more experienced level in the career path, the job level may be adjusted

Covid-19 Protocols

We are taking measures to keep our employees safe in all of our facilities.  We have implemented mask requirements, social distancing, limited contact between our assoicates and remote work where applicable.   


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.