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Associate Buyer

Portland, Oregon 97232

Job ID: 11389 Category: Professional

Job Description

  • Authorize purchases on behalf of the company.
  • Purchase warehouse stock and direct buy materials to support plants as assigned.
  • Ensure all procurements are made in accordance with company policy and guidelines.
  • Assist with developing procurement objectives that support the overall procurement strategy as well as business, commercial, and technical requirements that support the business needs.
  • Apply and implement identified domestic and international sourcing procurement and practices.
  • Maintain network of suppliers to ensure timely purchases and deliveries.
  • Negotiate costs for materials and services.        


Job Description:

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, business, or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • One year supply chain, logistics, accounting, finance, or equivalent experience.
  • Master’s or other advance degree in supply chain management or a related field may be substituted in lieu of experience.
  • Basic knowledge of supply chain methodologies, models, and procedures.
  • Hands-on on experience in sourcing power plant or industrial components and services.
  • Proficient with the use of personal computers including word processing, databases, spreadsheets, and presentation applications.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to work with all levels of an organization, and the ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Ability to individually problem solve, prioritize work assigned, and communicate to stakeholders.



  • Two-three years of supply chain experience.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel
  • General knowledge of SAP procurement modules or other ERP.
  • Knowledge and experience in the electric utility industry.
  • Knowledge of company and organizational policies, procedures, and practices as well as equipment, materials, and service purchases, reliable sources of supply; local, state, federal laws, and regulations.
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