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Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc.
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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Position Summary

Minnkota Power Cooperative is seeking qualified applicants for a Buyer at our headquarters in Grand Forks, North Dakota. This position is responsible for the procurement of goods and services by processing requisitions, retrieving quotations, processing purchase orders, drafting/executing contracts and issuing change orders. It is the Buyer’s responsibility to source products from the best possible vendor. The Buyer must also sell or dispose of obsolete items through the best means available.

The salary range for this position begins at $62,570 per year. Appropriate pay will be determined based on a candidate\u0027s skills, education, and previous relevant experience.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Processes requisitions and quotations
  • Reviews descriptions of items and requisitions for completeness and accuracy 
  • Determines vendor sources available for the requirements and submits request for quotation
  • Reviews all vendor quotations and works with requisitioner to clarify on questions and make any changes necessary
  • Selects the best proposal based upon: satisfying technical requirements, price, availability, and terms
  • Processes purchase orders and issues change orders
  • Converts requisitions to purchase orders
  • Inputs all information in to Minnkota\u0027s ERP system and PO file for documentation 
  • Prints and sends the PO to the applicable vendor and requires acknowledgement
  • Completes change orders as required
  • Sources products and vendors
  • Searches for new suppliers 
  • Visits and interviews vendors to determine applicable products and services for Minnkota
  • Maintains abilities and contacts of suppliers
  • Sells or disposes of obsolete items
  • Determines the best avenue for selling obsolete items and determines a price with the selling department\u0027s manager 
  • Drafts a release of liability and provides to purchaser for signatures
  • Coordinates with the accounting department to issue invoices and collect payment
  • Processes contracts for services
  • Selects the vendor with the best value and abilities to perform contract requirements
  • Reviews all contract attachments and insurance certificates to determine if they meet Minnkota requirements
  • Carefully reviews terms and conditions and clarifies as needed
  • Partners with other members of the Procurement team for review and approval when needed


    Minimum Qualifications


    • Bachelors degree in Business or a related field


    • 3 or more years of experience in a similar role
    • Experience with procurement of goods and services with federal grants a plus

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


    Minnkota Power Cooperative has a wide range of more than 400 knowledgeable and skilled employees who work to bring reliable, low-cost electric energy to northwestern Minnesota and eastern North Dakota.  Minnkota employs engineers, electrical line workers, power plant personnel, electricians, accountants and many other positions needed to manage our unique and evolving business.

    Corporate headquarters are located in Grand Forks, N.D.  The primary source of electric generation is the Milton R. Young Station, a power plant located near Center, N.D., 35 miles northwest of Bismarck, N.D.

    For nearly 80 years, Minnkota has been energizing homes, farms, schools and businesses. And the future is bright. New employees are needed to power our growing local economies and the technological advancements that are changing the way we view the world.  Career growth and development are a priority at Minnkota, creating a challenging and rewarding work environment. The company promotes a work culture that strives to keep employees engaged, healthy and productive.

    If you're looking for a rewarding career that offers competitive pay, benefits and advancement opportunities, we invite you to view our Apply Today!

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