Buyer III- Kalispell

  • Applied Materials
  • Kalispell, MT, USA
  • Nov 02, 2020
Full time Purchasing-Procurement Supply Chain

Job Description

Key Responsibilities

  1. Leads purchasing activities with manufacturing and engineering departments to maintain inventory at planned levels.  Leads problem resolution for material related accounting and receiving issues
  2. Develops methods of business simplification for the procurement function. Participates in the development of ISO documents for the purchasing function.
  3. Manages activities of the purchasing group in the manager’s absence. Manages projects for purchasing; as required, monitors the cost, schedule, and scope of assigned projects.  Oversees workload distribution among Buyers; trains and audits activities of lower-level personnel.

 Functional Knowledge

  • Demonstrates conceptual and practical expertise in own discipline and basic knowledge of related disciplines

 Business Expertise

  • Has knowledge of best practices and how own area integrates with others; is aware of the competition and the factors that differentiate them in the market


  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience; may lead small projects with manageable risks and resource requirements

 Problem Solving

  • Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective on existing solutions; exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information


  • Impacts a range of customer, operational, project, or service activities within own team and other related teams; works within broad guidelines and policies

 Interpersonal Skills

  • Explains difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus

Bachelor's Degree
Years of Experience:  2 - 4 Years
Travel:  No
Relocation Eligible:  Yes

Applied Materials is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.