Confidential Buyer - Steel in FARGO, North Dakota

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES Purchase raw materials and subcontract work for a steel manufacturing company. Responsible for managing the cost and on-time delivery of purchased materials from assigned suppliers. Coordination of supplier quality improvements with quality team members. ESSENTIAL POSITION REQUIREMENTSPurchase steel, fabricated parts, paint and accessories.Research new raw material supplier and subcontractor options for all locations.Assist with developing and maintaining vendor qualifications/assessments.Communicate current material prices, lead times and mill rolling schedules.May work direct with the steel mills negotiating pricing.May need to analyze multiple potential vendor solutions and make sound purchase decisions based upon price, availability and internal customer requirements.Prompt and dependable attendance.Other duties as assigned. EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCEHigh School Diploma or GED required.Associate's degree in Business or related field or equivalent work experience. Minimum of 2 years purchasing experience.Steel manufacturing experience preferred. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLSExcellent communication skills.Familiarity with various computer software programs.Ability to multi-task.Organizational skills a must.Familiarity with steel items.REQUIRED COMPETENCIES/QUALITIESNegotiation Skills - Ability to reach outcomes that gain the support and acceptance of all parties.Communication - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word and in writing clearly and concisely.Honesty/Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.Accountability/Reliability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions and being dependable and trustworthy.Adaptability/Working Under Pressure - Ability to adapt to change in the workplace and complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.Autonomy - Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.Judgement - Ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information.