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Senior Buyer

Location: Eugene, OR

Headquartered in Eugene, Oregon, Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) is a worldwide leader in the innovative design, engineering, manufacturing and installation of sorting systems and components for the solid waste, recycling, waste-to-energy, plastics, and construction and demolition industries. Wholly owned subsidiaries include Nihot (Amsterdam), National Recovery Technologies (Nashville, TN) and Zero Waste Energy (Pleasant Hill, CA).  Clients around the globe choose BHS because of its experience, dedication to cutting-edge technology, quality construction and durability, and unmatched customer service.  In business since 1976, we have won numerous industry awards and are poised for continued innovation and growth. 

BHS has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Buyer at our headquarters in Eugene, Oregon. 

In this role you will work alongside the Director of Supply Chain and purchasing team to enhance the existing department function and operations. You will collaborate and drive efforts of expanding and refining our global network of suppliers and products.  Additionally, you will help move forward continuous improvement and efficiencies within the department. 

If you have these qualifications, knowledge, skills, and abilities . . .

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain, or equivalent field, with 3 years of experience in purchasing role in a manufacturing environment
  • Previous experience working within an ERP/MRP system
  • Strong MS Office skills, especially in Excel (up to Pivot Tables)
  • Working knowledge of continuous improvement and/or lean manufacturing concepts
  • Excellent collaboration skills, ability to work cross-functionally with multiple departments
  • Ability to use analytics and data to make strategic decisions related to procurement and supply chain
  • Understand the importance of negotiating and contractual documents in customer/supplier relationships
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Strong attention to detail skills
  • Ability to organize and prioritize several tasks at the same time and to meet deadlines
  • Hands on mindset with a high degree of personal initiative
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

And can handle these responsibilities . . .

  • Performing a focused approach on continuous strategic procurement
  • Confidently locating, reviewing, and vetting new local and global suppliers
  • Directly managing new and existing regional supplier relationships and leveraging internal stakeholder/category relationships to maximize global supplier partnerships
  • Independently managing and holding vendors accountable
  • Implementing and managing all aspects of the supplier development, contracting and buy to pay processes, including proper risk management
  • Directly supporting the project management team in-person and remotely
  • Providing a customer centric approach to actively working with production and operations teams
  • Collaborating with vendors on special, urgent, and unique projects
  • Mentoring other Purchasers on team
  • Building supplier market intelligence and ensuring that supply base data is available to support business decisions
  • Independently managing strategic purchasing initiatives and developing reporting materials (power point presentations, business cases, etc.)

We will give you . . .

  • Competitive Pay
  • Medical
  • Vision
  • Dental, including Orthodontia
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability insurance
  • Life & Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Generous pay for time off, including vacation, holiday, sick, bereavement, jury duty
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Targeted learning and development opportunities
  • Positive and friendly work environment

This is an exciting time to be part of a rapidly growing company on the verge of even greater success.  If you think you have what it takes to be part of a company that strives to create a working environment that stimulates team spirit, passion, engagement, and achievement, we want to hear from you!

Please visit our website ( to apply and learn more.

BHS values diversity in its work force and is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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