Job ID: 39332
Our client is seeking a Buyer to join their team in Portland, OR. As a member of the department of Procurement Trucks and Buses team you will gain valuable experience and knowledge cross functionally. This position is responsible for the strategic procurement of chassis and mechatronics components.

Buyer Responsibilities
Maintain supplier pricing files, purchasing contracts, and internal communication systems to ensure pricing is correctly documented.
Manage daily administrative requirements for successful team metrics, including contract requisitions, competitive part quotations, price discrepancies and related tasks
Support negotiations and renew supplier contracts to purchase critical materials, parts, components and tooling.
Issue request for quotations to suppliers and prepare quote comparisons as necessary to validate appropriateness.
Support multi-functional product teams to develop and evaluate long-term proposals
Performs other duties as required or assigned.
Complies with all company policies and standards.

Buyer Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree OR an associate's degree (Supply Chain degree preferred) with 1 year of related experience OR 4 years of related experience required.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and excellent analytical and communication skills required.
Experience with Globus, Paragon, and P-View preferred (SAP based programs).
Familiar with business and economic issues, cost structures and contracts preferred.
Relevant materials and their features and production techniques preferred.


Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.

About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.”


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