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Sr. Buyer in Portland, OR at Volt

Date Posted: 11/16/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Sr. Buyer

Full Time M-F

Dynamic Global Truck Manufacturer located in North Portland

1 year assignment

Wage DOE

Job Overview:

As a member of the department of Procurement Trucks and Buses (TP/G) team you will gain valuable experience and knowledge cross functionally. Our vision is the establishment of a global, sustainable and value added procurement organization with highly trained employees. This position is responsible for the operational support of our purchasing agents for chassis components.

Core Functions:

•Maintain supplier pricing files, purchasing contracts, and internal communication systems to ensure pricing is correctly documented.

• Manage daily administrative requirements for successful team metrics, including contract requisitions, competitive part quotations, price discrepancies and related tasks • Support negotiations and renew supplier contracts to purchase critical materials, parts, components and tooling.

• Issue request for quotations to suppliers and prepare quote comparisons as necessary to validate appropriateness.

• Support multi-functional product teams to develop and evaluate long-term proposals • Performs other duties as required or assigned.

• Complies with all company policies and standards.

Job Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree OR an associate's degree with 1 year of related experience

Experience/Related Skills:

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and excellent analytical and communication skills required • Familiar with business and economic issues, cost structures and contracts preferred • Relevant materials and their features and production techniques preferred

Day to Day Responsibilities:

-              Daily review of buyers inbox

-              Processing req to RFQ to Globus contract

-              Supporting major RFQ for costings

-              Quote analysis

-              Negotiation preparation

-              Support creation and preparation of local commodity strategy castings

-              Interacting with 5-10 suppliers on a day to day basis


Corporate HQ 

Work Schedule:

8am - 4pm M-F

small percentage of OT is expected (only as needed)

How to Apply: Email Maureen Wehrley at with your resume and the position title in the subject line.

Volt is an equal opportunity employer