Shakopee MN

PRODUCTION: Technical Buyer

Job Description

The Technical Buyer is responsible for improving quality and reducing costs through negotiation and coordination with international and domestic vendors. This position is responsible for supporting manufacturing, sales, engineering, quality, and accounting departments as needed.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Set up and maintain main data in SAP
  • Generate, create, alter, and cancel purchase orders
  • Obtain and enter purchase order confirmations from suppliers to SAP
  • Coordinate with suppliers and KEB departments for direct or indirect material
  • Determine whether air freight or sea freight is necessary for goods coming from international vendors
  • Obtain quotes for and source items /services
  • Update purchase orders to reflect current information regarding the status of inbound goods to KEB America
  • Assist with inventory management
  • Follow up on or expedite purchase orders
  • Create and update vendor information
  • Assist in the part change process
  • Assist in new part creation
  • Purchasing, procurement, or planning projects/tasks as assigned
  • Follow safety rules and keep clean/orderly work area
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned


Reporting Relationship(s)

Reports directly to the Purchasing Manager.



  • A.S. or B.S.  (or similar equivalent degree level) with an emphasis in business.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in a related field.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office
  • Basic math skills (standard and metric)
  • Ability to follow work instructions accurately
  • Ability to do accurate work at a rapid pace
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively (written and verbal)
  • Ability to work well independently as well as with others
  • Have attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to proficiently read and write in English
  • Ability to follow all safety rules
  • Intermediate knowledge of SAP
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Ability to prioritize, balance, and execute several tasks concurrently
  • Ability to effectively manage one’s time
  • Ability to organize documents and information
  • Ability to think analytically and problem solve
  • Ability to negotiate
  • Ability to exhibit a high level of integrity


Physical Demands

  • The majority of the time is sedentary in an office environment.


Working Conditions

  • Majority of the time in an office environment.
  • Time spent in production will include machinery noise.


**Job Description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.**

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