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Sr. Operations Buyer I

Altec Industries, Inc.
Sterling, MA 01564
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Why Join Altec?

If you're considering a career with Altec, Inc.,there's never been a better time to join us! Our Company was founded based upon values that place the customer first, and view people as our greatest strength. Altec has continued to grow,utilizing the same basic values, and over the years, those values have helped us to earn the trust and confidence of our customers worldwide. We remain committed to total customer satisfaction in everything we do. That's why today, Altec is an innovative, financially sound company that is setting the standard of excellence in design,manufacturing and service;and that's why you can rely on us to provide you with the stability of a well managed company.

Our Company:

Altec Inc., founded in 1929, is a privately held company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.

Altec specializes in the manufacture, sale and service of aerial devices, digger derricks, cranes and specialty equipment for the electric utility, telecommunications, tree care, construction, and light and sign maintenance industries in more than 120 countries.

At Altec, advanced technology efforts are aimed, without exception, at helping customers work "Safer and Smarter."Altec invests more resources than any other manufacturer in the advancement of safety, reliability, uptime and low cost of ownership.

Our Values Sustain Our Vision:

Altec continues to pursue a singular vision: To be recognized by customers as the preferred supplier of products, services and solutions in all markets we serve. Our values sustain that vision, our goals build upon it and our associates help to achieve it. Altec's values are the cornerstone of our corporate culture and every Altec associate is considered an integral part of Team Altec.
Our Values: Customer First, Enjoyment of Work, Family, Financial Stability, Integrity, People Are Our Greatest Strength, Quality, Spiritual Development, Teamwork.



Responsible for negotiating and purchasing materials with a large degree of autonomy. Demonstrates more advanced negotiating skills sufficient to evaluate vendor quotes and services at a high level. May mentor more junior-level buyer associates or support staff. Familiar with a variety of purchasing concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on previous experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals to perform a variety of tasks. Works under minimal supervision.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: (Examples of work performed responsibilities listed do not necessarily apply to all positions in this job title).

Responsible for materials road map element(s)
Authorizes payment of invoices or return of merchandise
Purchases components and services related to the manufacture of finished product, maintenance, repair and operations
Responsible for leading RCI initiatives
Leads individual-level training of new buyers on best practices and procedures
Coordinates portions of the physical inventory process
Negotiates prices, discount terms and transportation arrangements for merchandise
Makes transportation arrangements for merchandise and ensures compliance with corporate transportation guidelines
Works independently with suppliers on-site
Exercises independent ---judgment and has approval authority for freight charges, fee arrangements, etc.
Expedites materials across multiple orgs
Examines, selects, orders, and purchases merchandise at the most optimal price consistent with quality, quantity, specification requirements and other factors
Interviews and works closely with vendors to obtain desired products
Researches and resolves receipt discrepancies
Manages part deliveries and reschedules/cancels incoming shipments to meet production demand
Coordinates with suppliers to obtain desired products
Maintains system data integrity
Oversees records keeping efforts
All other duties as assigned
Typically responsible for the consistent supply of purchased goods and services required to support a manufacturing facility.

High School Degree or equivalent required.
Four-Year Bachelor degree OR APICS or NAPM certification required
Three years of applicable Altec experience OR four years of directly applicable external experience required
Microsoft Office suite experience required.
APICS or NAPM certification preferred
APS levels 1 & 2 completed (or equivalent outside training) preferred and be able to successfully facilitate and lead VSM and RCI initiatives
Knowledge of supply chain principles and concepts preferred
Prior Oracle experience preferred
Some travel (up to 25%) 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


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

EEO Statement

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.

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Posted: 2020-01-31 Expires: 2020-02-29
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