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Manpower Engineering
60000.00 - 65000.00 USD Annual

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A leading supplier in control and automation technology is seeking a Technical Buyer to join their team in Shakopee, MN!


The Technical Buyer is responsible for improving quality and reducing costs through negotiation and coordination with international and domestic vendors. This position is responsible for providing support to manufacturing, sales, engineering, quality and accounting departments as needed.


  • Set up and maintain main data in SAP

  • Generate, create, alter, and cancel purchase orders

  • Obtain and enter purchase order confirmations from suppliers to SAP

  • Coordinate with suppliers and internal departments for direct or indirect material

  • Determine whether air freight or sea freight is necessary for goods coming from international vendors

  • Obtain quotes for and source items /services

  • Update purchase orders to reflect current information regarding the status of inbound goods

  • Assist with inventory management

  • Follow up on or expedite purchase orders

  • Create and update vendor information

  • Assist in the part change process

  • Assist in new part creation

  • Purchasing, procurement, or planning projects/tasks as assigned


Education / Experience

  • S. or B.S. with an emphasis in business

  • Minimum of three years of experience in a related field

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office

  • Basic math skills (standard and metric)

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively (written and verbal)

  • Ability to work well independently as well as with others

  • Intermediate knowledge of SAP

  • Ability to think analytically and problem solve

  • Ability to negotiate

Ideal candidate will be hands on as they will need to learn company products and spend time working in Production for a period of time to start.

Compensation: $60,000 - 65,000 depending on experience.

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