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Company: Manitou Americas
Location: Yankton
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionBUYER (Full-time) Yankton, SDManitou Group, world-leader in all-terrain material-handling, designs, manufactures, distributes and services equipment for construction, agriculture and the industries. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:This position will establish and maintain effective and ethical business relations with suppliers for all classes and types of materials, supplies, services, and equipment required by Manitou Group in order to ensure on-time delivery of goods and services meeting all quality requirements at the best possible total cost. This position reports directly to the Materials Manager. JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Locate suppliers capable of supplying needed materials, supplies, services, and equipment that satisfy quality, price, and delivery requirements.
  • Evaluate current and prospective suppliers in terms of quality, price, reliability, on-time delivery, and total cost.
  • Develop reliable sources of supply, minimize total costs of purchased goods, and simplify purchasing operations by establishing and managing annual purchase agreements.
  • Negotiate terms of annual purchase agreements, standard purchase orders, and other contracts to achieve the best mix of quality, price, discounts, and other costs.
  • Analyze specifications, functional requirements, and vendor capabilities in order to assure that minimum costs are achieved.
  • Maintain effective verbal and written communications with Engineering, manufacturing, Quality Control, Traffic Sales, and all other departments in order to perform primary responsibilities.
  • Coordinate emergency actions by suppliers and all other parties to prevent and/or mitigate damage caused by delayed shipments, quality problems, changes in specifications, cancellations, etc.
  • Initiate routine documentation and transactions for procurement of goods and services.
  • Conduct required correspondence with vendors to obtain quotations, expedite deliveries.
  • Perform on-going analysis of purchasing procedures to simplify operations of purchasing and suppliers.EDUCATION:
    • BA/BS degree in Business or Economics
    • Excellent verbal, written communications and customer service skills.
    • Highly organized, detail oriented with good problem solving skills.
    • Ability to work well with other departments to accomplish necessary goals.
    • Ability to learn and respond to urgent situations.
    • Ability to remain calm in high pressure situations.
    • Computer skills (Google/Microsoft Office Suite)


Keywords: Manitou Americas, Sioux City , Buyer, Other , Yankton, Iowa

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