Buyer – Procurement Specialist (Mobile, AL)

  • Job Details

  • Job Status: Filled
  • Posted On: October 1, 2019
  • Job Category: Other
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Location:
  • Desired Experience: 3+ years
  • Desired Education: Bachelors
  • Compensation:
  • Travel: Negligible
  • Relocation: No

Gateway Sourcing is assisting a client in search of a Buyer to support their line of manufactured industrial equipment.  As a Buyer you are responsible for the operational purchasing policy in terms of quality, price and delivery performance and achieve the purchasing goals


  • Price analyses, price negotiations of assigned commodities or suppliers
  • Follow up of quality performance (together with the SQA engineer) and delivery performance (together with the logistic engineer).
  • Design and control a cost reducing program.
  • Create development & supply agreements and negotiate with suppliers.
  • Together with colleagues from Engineering, work on product development
  • Scale projects that lead to further standardization
  • Screen the market for technical and commercial alternatives both on local and international level.
  • Be responsible for the administrative, financial, economic aspects of the suppliers.
  • Make sure that suppliers handle themselves in accordance with our quality and logistic demands and always aim for a win/win situation.
  • Verify suppliers are in compliance with mandated business practices
  • Evaluate all technical and policy developments in the supplier market that can affect quality and performance.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain – Business / Applied Economics or related field (industrial, civil or commercial engineer)
  • 3+ years experience in purchasing and commercial negotiations for industrial product manufacturing
  • Experience in a technical function or production environment is an asset.
  • Experience in supplier logistics or project management a plus.
  • Excellent communications and command of the English language. Other languages are a plus.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office with emphasis on Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Must be a US Citizen or Green Card holder

Location:  North Mobile, AL.  Travel is negligible

Compensation:  This is a permanent position and compensation will be commensurate with experience.  This company also offers full medical and dental benefits along with a 401k matching program

If you are qualified and interested, please submit your resume and cover letter

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