Back to Jobs

Commodity Buyer III - IT


Industrial Manufacturing

Company Location

Virginia Beach, VA

Work Location


Company Summary:

As a family-owned company, it’s the people who continue to make our client a successful, world-class brand. Since revolutionizing the forestry industry in Germany with the first electric chainsaw in 1926, the our client name has remained synonymous with outstanding innovations, high-quality products and comprehensive service.


Our client is seeking a highly motivated, passionate Buyer to join our team at our corporate headquarters in Virginia Beach, VA! With competitive compensation, excellent benefits and exciting growth potential, it's a great time to join the team.


Position highlights include:

•       Competitive Compensation with multiple bonus opportunities

•       Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability

•       Pension Plan & 401k with employer match

•       Vacation, Sick, & Paid Holidays


About you:

This person will be responsible for coordinating activities involved in the procurement of goods and services required for production and operations according to established policies and procedures. In addition to providing procurement project support working with company stakeholders and suppliers you would be involved in analyzing supplier performance, total cost of ownership and driving continuity in the supply chain. Your outstanding negotiation skills will be utilized to create value on key metrics such as lead-time, total cost of ownership, quality, cost reduction and supplier performance.


Key Responsibilities: 

•       Responsible for coordinating the procurement of multiple, lower complexity commodities to support production and operations.

•       Reviews and analyzes procurement requirements and places orders accordingly, using appropriate systems

•       Researches and develops competent suppliers of high quality products and services by preparing bids, proposals, or other informational requests that contain specifications and deliverables

•       Monitors and analyzes potential and current suppliers for financial and performance risks

•       Leads quarterly business reviews with key suppliers to track and monitor performance metrics

•       Leads cross functional sourcing teams for RFIs, RFPs, and RFQs coordinating the efforts end to end from requirements/performance definition to final supplier selection

•       Executes commercial evaluation of proposals and conducts negotiations of contracts that include price, scope, schedule, and other commercial terms and conditions 

•       Perform comprehensive analyses of the supplier’s financial stability, technical competence, capacity and manufacturing/performance capability.




•       Bachelor's Degree in Procurement, Business, or other relevant area a plus

•       6 years of related experience

•       Strong knowledge of commercial terms and conditions and structuring contracts and payment/cancellation schedules to company best interests.

•       Highly refined negotiating skills. Documented track record of successfully negotiating complex, high dollar contracts for products or services.

•       Demonstrated track record of being proactive, self-motivated, willing to go the extra mile.

•       Planning, organizing and analyzing data to build recommendations on sourcing strategies with implications for vendor selection, contract terms and negotiating position.

•       Ability to perform within an international industry and global purchasing network.

•       Advanced leadership and teamwork skills.

•       Strong communication and presentation skills at all organizational levels.

•       Proficient at all MS Office applications

•       Experience with SAP and Ariba preferred