Position Title: Buyer

Location: Owatonna, MN (On-Site)

Position: Full-Time, Associate Level


Job Summary:

The Buyer is essential to ensuring the operational needs of the business are met. The individual is responsible for maintaining optimal inventory and supply levels, as well as, addressing supply challenges. Buyer utilizes strong negotiation and relationship building skills with suppliers, to obtain quality goods and services on time, at the lowest price.



  • Oversees and maintains current inventory.
  • Prepares and processes purchase orders and requisitions for materials, supplies, and equipment.
  • Aligns material requirements with commercial and manufacturing to ensure supply availability.
  • Supports VP of Supply Chain in pricing and contract negotiations with suppliers.
  • Leads implementation of cost savings, sourcing, & supply chain initiatives at Business level
  • Research vendors and collects pricing, specifications, and other data related to goods and services.
  • Acts as MRP Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Purchasing team. Identifies system gaps & improvements and drives corrective action.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with suppliers.
  • Generates OTIF reports and assigns reason codes.
  • Assesses current material availability; reasonably predicts future availability based on the market, delivery systems, and other variables.
  • Resolves grievances with vendors, contractors, and suppliers.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field.
  • Minimum of 3-5+ years related experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with proven negotiation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Thorough understanding of materials and supplies used in the company.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.


Physical Demands/Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
  • Must be able to access all areas of the facility to determine needs.


Submit your resume using the form below, or apply through our LinkedIn page

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Job Location: Owatonna MN
Department: Operations
Job Type: Full Time

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