Purchaser, Delta OH

8641 County Road H, Delta, Ohio

Full time

Organization: Nova Tube and Steel

Establishment: Delta, Ohio

Job Type: Purchaser

Description of the Company

Nova Steel USA is a family-owned company that is known as an excellent employer with over 40 years of expertise in the processing, manufacturing, and distribution of steel.  We serve the automotive, mining, agriculture, transportation, plumbing and heating, HVAC, waste equipment, rail and other related industries across North America.


We are seeking a dynamic candidate to join our Delta, OH location as a Purchaser/Buyer


The ideal candidate would have experience in working in an ever-changing, fast-moving, and evolving environment. Candidates who have worked within a manufacturing/distribution environment are highly preferred.


Why Join Our Team?

  • Competitive Pay.
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans.
  • Deferred Compensation (401k) Plan with a company match.
  • No-cost Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability overages.
  • Paid Time Off.
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion.

Job Description

This position will be responsible for identifying, evaluating, and purchasing steel from new and existing suppliers for the company. This position requires critical thinking, excellent negotiation skills, and strong face to face, telephone, and electronic communication skills. This position also requires the ability to learn price and cost structures, logistics, scrap metal, and other factors affecting pricing and trends.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Foster a culture of safety awareness and safety prioritization.
  • Manages the planning, controlling, and purchasing of materials
  • Ensures material availability to support manufacturing
  • Conducts analysis of material costs and best pricing
  • Setting up supplier development programs to increase supplier communication, delivery performance, and quality level.
  • Analysis on make-or-buy decisions on certain commodities.
  • Look for new suppliers that meet our supplier requirements and increase savings.
  • Look for savings opportunities by negotiating with suppliers, optimizing the design on parts, by resourcing from one supplier to another to help optimizing internal/supplier production process.
  • Maintains quality compliance standards of purchased productions
  • Responsible for sourcing, purchasing, and negotiating materials/services from suppliers.
  • Enter purchase orders as per the purchasing queue.
  • Follow up with purchase order confirmations.
  • Monitor supplier service, performance, and quality of products received.
  • Ensure parts arrive on time for systems on the production schedule. Knows how to expedite when needed.
  • Maintain inventory levels for materials and components.
  • Perform any other tasks or duties as assigned by the division management team.




  • Associates degree preferred or equivalent experience
  • High School Diploma, or equivalent required


Experience & Certifications

  • Experience in an industrial/manufacturing environment.
  • Proven experience of purchasing/buying practices and warehouse operations
  • Effectively interact with vendors and internal support groups.
  • Excellent knowledge of production planning and quality control principles
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and ERP systems
  • Good at math and statistics
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication abilities


Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift at least 25 pounds.
  • Ability to perform physical activities that require considerable use of arms and legs and moving the whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
  • Close mental and visual attention required, coordinating manual dexterity with mental and visual attention for sustained periods of time.

Additional Information

Nova Steel USA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Nova Steel USA complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


Nova Steel USA expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Nova Steel USA’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.



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