Strategic Buyer, Mechanical

Published: July 25, 2017
Greensboro, NC
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Are you energized by the opportunity to create and implement the supply base vision, through the commodity manager, at a sophisticated business fuel solutions company? Do you have experience in the sheet metal, machining and die-casting commodities that has prepared you to manage $30M in spend? Are you interested in working for a top-notch company with a solid path for career growth and development?

If you answered yes to the questions above, then you may be the perfect fit for the Strategic Buyer, Mechanical opportunity with our client, a global leader of integrated technology solutions in the retail petroleum industry!


  • Act as primary interface for the company and customers, communicating to supplier the needs and expectations.
  • Utilize processes to select and manage suppliers to ensure products meet quality, delivery, and cost requirements.
  • Collaborate with engineering managers to execute change notices and manage required transitions with suppliers.
  • Monitor and study market conditions to identify and forecast the impact on commodity cost drivers.
  • Generate continuous cost improvements through PPV and VAVE initiatives.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 3+ years’ purchasing experience, preferred.
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills, both internally and externally at all levels.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Effective as both a team leader and team member.