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Terex Corporation Buyer Lead in Watertown, South Dakota

This position is responsible for purchasing and negotiating materials, equipment, and supplies from vendors for Terex Utilities spare parts in a Terex Global Entity. Role is responsible for the oversight and execution of the planning for a wide range of part numbers for various warehouse locations using Terex MRP system as well for the expedition of open Purchase orders in case of unexpected demand increases. Role also manages and directs the resolution of the customer backorder lines in close collaboration with Customer Services, as required. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals to perform a variety of tasks.


  • General oversight as a working lead of the buying team

  • Accountable for team KPI’s and performance reporting

  • Works closely with the Global Parts Purchasing, Forecasting & Planning and Logistics Teams

  • Be a strong team player with ability to work effectively on cross-functional projects

  • Participate in supplier quality activities such as corrective action completion

  • Analyzes problems and backlog, determines causes, then takes corrective actions such as the simplification of sight recognition of parts, shortening lead time, timing of deliveries, etc.

  • Review purchase request for material via MRP or manual purchase requisition.

  • Input Purchase order data via MRP, Direct-Link, Kanban, demand.

  • Monitor team purchase orders to maintain delivery schedules.

  • As applicable, must be able to expedite critical components and overdue purchase orders.

  • Resolve supplier problems associated with over shipments, invoicing issues, obsolete, rework and scrap material.

  • Must be able to develop excellent working relationship with both internal and external customers as well as suppliers.

  • Maintain supplier relationships in order to drive cost reductions while continually achieving the highest level of quality material.

  • Review, analyze and interpret various reports.

  • Moderate technical understanding of assigned commodities.

Key Job Tasks:


  • Buying responsibility for Terex Utilities Spare parts in a Terex Global Entity

  • Ability to maintain Kanban’s and/or issuing PO and utilizing MRP systems to manage purchase transactions

Material Management

  • Maintain inventory levels for area of responsibility

Cost Reduction

  • Given direction execute initiatives to reduce cost

Basic Qualifications:

  • HS Diploma or GED

  • 2 years’ experience in a purchasing, buyer, or material planner role.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in procurement, supply chain, operations

  • Previous leadership of teams

  • MRP system experience is highly preferred, as well as ASI system experience.

  • Engineer to order environment and low volume/high mix purchasing experience, including MRO and production materials purchasing exp.

  • Ability to interface with company and supplier senior management.

  • Technical purchasing and out-sourcing skills.

  • Strong negotiating skills.

  • Ability to multitask, prioritize work, and work closely with other departments.

  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the procurement field.

  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals to perform a variety of tasks.

  • Ability to research and identify new suppliers.

  • Project Management experience.

  • Ability to read engineering prints.

  • Lean experience or knowledge is a plus.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced and demanding environment.

  • Proficient computer skills in MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook).

Terex Overview:

Terex Corporation is a $4.5 billion, publicly traded global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products and services. The company is passionate about producing equipment that improves the lives of people around the world. Terex operations are global, yet each office or factory is a close-knit community. Terex provides team members with a rewarding career and the opportunity to make an impact. The company values diversity and inclusion, safety, integrity, respect, servant leadership, courage and citizenship. It encourages continuous improvement and offers free courses available through Terex University. Women@Terex provides a supportive network for Terex women in their jobs and careers. It’s an exciting time to be part of the expanding manufacturing sector. Terex is a place where you can work and grow. Come talk to us!

Additional Information:

It is the policy of the company to attract and retain the best qualified employees. We are committed to providing employment opportunities to the most qualified internal or external candidate based on work-related factors and without regard to non work-related factors including race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteran status as a special disabled veteran, Vietnam Era Veteran, or other qualifying veteran.

The Company offers competitive salaries, advancement opportunities, and a full range of benefits, including paid vacation, 401(k), medical, dental, and vision.

Terex Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.

An Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V It is the policy of Terex to attract and retain the best qualified employees. We are committed to providing employment opportunities to the most qualified internal and external candidates based on work-related factors and to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Terex will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Terex will provide reasonable accommodations when requested to enable completion of the on-line employment inquiry form, or, if desired, an alternative method of inquiry. If you need reasonable accommodation, please email for assistance.