Careers | Buyer – Purchasing - Dodge Center, MN

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Position Reports to: Purchasing & Supply Chain Manager

General Purpose: This position will be responsible for ordering product used in production and aftermarket sales in accordance with Con-Tech Manufacturing designated stocking levels. Con-Tech is a nationwide leader in the Concrete Industry and is expanding product offering into the Refuse Industry. We offer a competitive salary as well as health insurance, PTO, paid holidays and 401(k). This position offers growth potential within the company.

Essential Duties:

  • Maintain designated inventory levels by appropriately placing Purchase Orders with consideration of production consumption and aftermarket sales
  • Manage cost of goods through procurement by optimizing purchase quantities and qualifying new vendors and suppliers
  • Ensure quality of goods purchased are meeting specifications laid out in design prints
  • Analyze costs and suggest new opportunities for savings and cost control
  • Communicate proactively with Production and Engineering on issues with quality, product specifications, or delivery
  • Work with vendors and suppliers to maintain relationships and build new relationship


  • Bachelor’s Degree or 3-5 years of related experience in procurement or supply chain
  • Experience in manufacturing environment which includes reading and interpreting design prints for fabrication
  • Ability to communicate effectively and concisely
  • Strong decision-making skills that includes developing solutions/recommendations for issues or problems that may arise
  • Excellent prioritization and organization skills


  • Health Insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • Dental Insurance
  • 401(k) with matching contribution
  • PTO and paid holidays

Job Type: Full-time

Schedule: Day shift, Monday through Friday

Work Location: Dodge Center, MN

Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job.

Updated 06/21/22