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- Maintenance Tech

- Structural Welder

- Help Desk Support

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Monday - Thursday: 8am - 5pm

Friday: 8am - 4pm

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2097 FM 2352
Sumner, TX 75486

Tel: 903.783.3348 (Sumner)

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© 2018 Load Trail

Senior Buyer

Sulphur Springs, TX | Full-time


Ensure on-time delivery of high quality, most competitively priced manufacturing materials and services.



• Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a $50M + company.

•  Value integrity, personal responsibility and possess a goal-oriented entrepreneurial spirit.

•  Self-starter.

•  Proven strong negotiation skills.

•  Effective verbal and written communication skills.

• Ability to develop a thorough understanding of products and material requirements.

• Proficient computer skills (MS Word, PPT, Excel, and Access).

• CPSM certified or willing to get certification.




• Prepare accurate purchase orders verifying specifications and price.

• Resolve supplier or contractor grievances and claims against suppliers.

• Monitor slow moving and obsolete material (OSMI) and assist accounting to assess the value and disposition of the material.

• Authorizes payment for purchases.

• Obtain a minimum of 3 bids for purchased material.

• Ensure on-time delivery of all purchased material.

• Obtain the best pricing for material using the RFQ process of the 3-Bid system and document all bidding.

• Maintain purchased parts inventory levels within set parameters and budgets.

• Create and deliver PO’s within the Enterprise System (IQMS) based on system demand.

• Maintain a backup supplier list for all purchased materials.

• Maintain accurate lead-times in the Enterprise System (IQMS) and lower lead-times as much as possible. Develop contracts for stocking agreements if necessary.

• Maintain all supplier pricing for purchased material within the system.

• Maintain reorder points for purchased materials.

• Communicate with Inventory Control on current inventory levels.

• Work with Accounting to resolve invoicing and quantity differences and disputes.

• Continue developing lower cost suppliers and suppliers with superior quality materials.

• Maintain professional and ethical relationships with all existing and potential suppliers and customers.

• Conduct business meetings with suppliers when needed.

• Keep a friendly and positive attitude.

• Communicate potential price increases to Purchasing Director and Accounting on a timely basis.

• Negotiate quantity discounts and maintain supporting records.

• Negotiate better terms with deference to discounts for early payments.

• Performs a daily review of inventory categories to ensure no major input errors have occurred.



• Maintain RAW inventory levels at or below $8M USD.

• 1% Year over Year savings of material.

• Review the steel market on a routine basis to ensure that suppliers are being fair and competitive.



• Order special materials for new projects and monthly reporting to purchasing director.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

• Help the purchasing director develop a strategic plan to manage the supply base for assigned commodities and to achieve goals of quality, delivery and cost improvement for both production and aftermarket requirements.

• Develop contracts and manage relationships with key suppliers to provide stable product supply and year-over-year cost reductions.

• Research and evaluate potential suppliers (technically & financially) to meet Load Trail’s needs and drive continuous improvement.

• Evaluate and monitor the performance of existing Load Trail suppliers and take corrective action as required.




• Purchasing Director