Buyer 1 Job at Farwest Steel Corporation, Springfield, OR

  • Farwest Steel Corporation
  • Springfield, OR

Job Description

Hello prospective employee, we appreciate you taking the time to learn about Farwest and this Human Resources position!

Farwest Steel Corporation has been the preeminent metal solutions choice within the greater Western United States since 1956.  Farwest’s products and services offer customers the ability to consolidate many suppliers into one effective solution.  We have over 650 employees located in 7 Western States.

As a company, Farwest strives to offer our employees a safe, innovative, creative, fun, diverse and team-based atmosphere that supports our vision: To be the preeminent metal solutions provider in the Western United States. Our goal is to create a performance-based culture staffed with highly motivated and satisfied employees


  • Benefits include: Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, FSA, HRA, HSA, EAP, company paid Life Insurance & STD, and 401K with 3.5% Match
  • We offer full benefits with options to suit everyone
  • Incentive based on profitability
  • Company issued laptop
  • Tuition reimbursement and career development opportunities
  • Compensation will be based on knowledge, skills, and ability

Work Conditions

  • Monday to Friday 8 – 5, with after hours and weekends as required
  • Occasional day and overnight travel to branches
  • This is not a remote position
  • Located in Springfield, Oregon
Purpose of the Position:
To define and manage appropriate inventory levels through sourcing quality products at a competitive cost, while fostering and growing supplier relationships. Promote and actively participate in our company mission and vision.
Major Duties:
  • Quote and negotiate purchases
  • Source stocking items for order specific requirements.
  • Maintain accuracy of purchase orders including tracking deliveries, receiving dates, quantity and pricing reconciliation.
  • Track and analyze purchases.
  • Communicate updates and forecasts for supplier contracts.
  • Professional, effective and thorough communication with internal customers to understand requirements and to assure timely execution and receipt of purchase orders.
  • Research and establish requirements used in the selection processes to qualify new suppliers.
  • Develop, improve and standardize processes, policies and procedures to allow for more effective use of time and maximize value to our customers.
  • Contribute to department and Corporate sourcing and procurement strategies that include effective inventory management, cost and lead time reduction.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Prior experience as a buyer or related experience is preferred.
  • Proven negotiation skills and excellent communication skills. 
  • Knowledge of steel products and supplies.  Excellent computer skills.
  • Ability to critically analyze computer reports and use that information to manage products and supplies. 
  • Valid drivers’ license required.
  • College degree in business, economics or material management preferred but not required. 
  • High school diploma or GED required.

As a condition of employment, all applicants are required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check that must be completed, post offer of employment. Farwest participates in eVerify and we confirm each candidate’s eligibility to legally work in the US.
Farwest is an Equal Opportunity Employer & Drug Free Workplace.

Join a growing, dynamic company with operations across the western US! Learn more at


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Work Opportunity Tax Credit
Farwest Steel Corporation & Affiliates participate in the Work Opportunity Tax Credit program. ADP Tax Credits administers this program on our behalf. It is vital that you follow the steps listed below in order for the tax credits to be processed. We appreciate your cooperation.

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Job Tags

Full time, Night shift, Weekend work, Monday to Friday,

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