Skip to Main Content

Purchasing Associate

Forterra Oceanside, CA

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Forterra Building Products is seeking a Purchasing Associate/Buyer for its Oceanside location.

Forterra is a leading manufacturer of pipe and products in the U.S. and Eastern Canada for a variety of water-related infrastructure applications, including water transmission, distribution and drainage. The company generated pro forma net sales of $1.7 billion in 2020.  Based in Irving, Texas, Forterra employs more than 5000 people and operates more than 85 facilities, with products available throughout the U.S. and Eastern Canada

Position Summary:   Responsible for receiving/processing purchase requests, converting those requests into purchase orders, communicating and placing PO with supplier, follow-up and expediting of purchase orders, and completing any necessary documentation.

 Essential functions include:

Purchasing

  • Independently negotiate best possible vendor terms, pricing, and delivery based on specific budget and schedule requirements.
  • Identify and contact potential suppliers while building and maintaining relationships with reliable vendors.
  • Prepare and submit detailed reports (i.e. revenues, buying expenditures, etc.) as requested by management
  • Review vendor products and cross reference products on a daily basis.
  • Research new vendors and products to ensure that we carry the product lines to best serve the needs of our customers.
  • Work closely with sales to accommodate customer preferences and needs.
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned.
  • Negotiating prices and schedules with suppliers according to company purchasing policies and procedures.

Qualified candidates should possess the following:

  • Able to work independently with strong self-management and professionalism.
  • Able to complete work within assigned deadlines.
  • Good mathematical skills
  • Works as an effective and proactive team player; understands the importance of supporting our customers and team.
  • Communicates clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to be flexible and productive in an environment with regular interruptions.
  • Strong organization, prioritization, and proactive problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated success in balancing multiple priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced, evolving environment.
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and database systems.
  • Demonstrated pattern of positive attitude, strong work ethic and dedication.

BENEFITS & COMPENSATION

We know that our employees are critical to our overall success. We are dedicated to investing in their future to maintain long-term relationships for lasting commitments. We offer a comprehensive package of compensation and benefits programs which are regularly reviewed to maintain them at competitive levels.

Forterra is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to workplace diversity. M/F/D/V

Your salary will be commensurate with your work experience and relevant skills.

No Search Firms please. 

Company Description
Forterra is a leading manufacturer of pipe and products in the U.S. and Eastern Canada for a variety of water-related infrastructure applications, including water transmission, distribution and drainage. The company generated pro forma net sales of $1.5 billion in 2019. Based in Irving, Texas, Forterra employs more than 5,000 people and operates more than 85 facilities, with products available throughout the U.S. and Eastern Canada.

Forterra

Why Work Here?
Rapidly growing, leading edge products, opportunity for growth.

Forterra is a leading manufacturer of pipe and products in the U.S. and Eastern Canada for a variety of water-related infrastructure applications, including water transmission, distribution and drainage. The company generated pro forma net sales of $1.5 billion in 2019. Based in Irving, Texas, Forterra employs more than 5,000 people and operates more than 85 facilities, with products available throughout the U.S. and Eastern Canada.

Forterra's Logo

Address

Oceanside, CA
USA

Industry

Business

Website

View all jobs at Forterra

What email should the hiring manager reach you at?

By clicking the button above, I agree to the ZipRecruiter Terms of Use and acknowledge I have read the Privacy Policy, and agree to receive email job alerts.