Operations Buyer

Location: Creedmoor, North Carolina
Opening ID: 25126
Job Family: Procurement and Materials
Date Posted: Nov 22, 2021


Job Description

Why Join Altec?

Take a Career Step

  • Altec was founded based upon values that place the customer first, and view people as our greatest strength!
  • Altec Inc. is a financially stable company with a history of continuous growth, providing a pool of resources to draw on for support and with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Advancement opportunities exist, with relocation potential around the country.


Altec specializes in the design, manufacture, sale, and service of aerial devices, digger derricks, cranes, telecom, and specialty equipment, supporting customers in over 100 countries throughout the world.


Apply at https://careers.altec.com


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Join Altec's Material Team

As an Operations Buyer at Altec you will be responsible for purchasing materials, equipment, and supplies from vendors.  Evaluate vendor quotes and/or services to determine the most desirable suppliers.


  • High School Degree or equivalent required.
  • Four-Year Bachelor Degree or APICS or NSPM certification required
  • Microsoft Office suite experience required.
  • Excel and Word required.
  • One year industry experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of supply chain priceiples and concepts preferred
  • Prior Oracle experience preferred.

Major Responsibilities:

  • 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

Other Position Specifications:

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

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.

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

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.