Buyer - Solar Group Job LocationsUS-MN-MinneapolisJob ID 2018-4805 # of Openings 1 Category Preconstruction Overview Mortenson s success is not a matter of luck; it s a result of our ingenuity, expertise, and exceptional people coupled with our unparalleled focus on customer service. Our foundation and culture are based upon our values of trust, safety, teamwork, responsibility, service and stewardship. We are inspired by a compelling purpose to build structures and facilities for the advancement of modern society and a mission to create an exceptional customer experience. Mortenson has built a reputation for being a leader in our industry and in the communities in which we live and work. It all starts with our extraordinary people and collaborative teams. Mortenson has been voted a "best place to work" over 40 times since 2002 What are you waiting for? Summary: Mortenson is currently hiring a Buyer for our Golden Valley, MN headquarters working with our Solar and Emerging Renewables Group. The Buyer would be responsible for working with project teams and suppliers to purchasing materials, supplies, equipment and services. Responsibilities Develop relationships with suppliers: solicit bids, analyze quotations, interview prospective suppliers, and select suppliers Purchase items and services at the most favorable price consistent with quality, quantity, specification requirements, and other factors Create and maintain catalogs for each operating group that is supported Propose purchase transactions that higher authority approve prior to final action Analyze individual markets, manage budget and increase margin on a regular basis, track trends in purchasing habits Arrange returns for unacceptable products to suppliers Track order status from time of placing order until delivery and communicate status to project teams Enter purchase orders, retain contact with suppliers to ensure delivery of material on a timely basis Visit job sites or offices quarterly at a minimum to better understand their challenges and educate them on procurement so that streamlined processes can be implemented Carry out special projects as assigned Qualifications Education and Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in business, supply chain management, construction management or equivalent combinations of technical training and/or related experience Minimum of 2 years experience in purchasing field Knowledge of construction processes, equipment and materials, purchasing processes and procedures Distribution experience preferred Negotiating, organizing, planning, verbal and communication skills Strong customer service and analytical skills Proficient in Microsoft office Oracle experience preferred Current driver's license Mortenson is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/Veteran/Disabled employer.