Senior Purchaser – Fargo, ND

Posted: May 30, 2018

Buhler Trading Inc. is currently seeking a talented and experienced Senior Buyer for our facility located in Fargo, North Dakota. As Senior Buyer, you will be responsible for the sourcing and purchase of all Steel / Raw Materials / Components / MRO Items required for the manufacturing of ten agricultural product lines. Includes sourcing of materials from a global supplier base and distributor network.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Create weekly shortage list to determine immediate requirements
  • Review weekly MRP information to determine which items and quantities to purchase
  • Prepare bi-weekly 3086 reports for certain long lead time suppliers.
  • Issue and send purchase orders, match with acknowledgements and update
  • React quickly to emergency requests
  • Work closely with Engineering, Quality, Production, Maintenance and Service Parts departments
  • Establish strong relationships with existing and potential suppliers
  • Work with suppliers to reduce pricing, lead-times and improve quality and on-time delivery
  • Review and resolve any issues regarding supplier discrepancies (late invoicing deliveries, rejected parts, etc.)
  • Research new products and suppliers
  • Initiate Request For Quote (RFQ) with current supply base or new suppliers
  • Review quotations and evaluate specifications 


  • Associate’s degree in Business or related field  
  • Five (5) years of previous purchasing experience
  • Experience working in an MRP environment
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Superb communication ability, both written and verbal
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office required (Word and Excel)
Apply Now

To use the apply now function you must attach a resume. If you do not have a resume or are experiencing problems with the form, please apply by email or fax:

Fax: 701-282-5865
Fax, with cover sheet, attention to Recruitment Officer

Patty Johnk
Human Resources Manager
Buhler Industries
1330 43rd Street North
Fargo, ND, 58102
Ph.: 701-282-7014 / 877-447-6008

Thank you for your interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.