Terex Corporation Buyer - Project Manager in Watertown, South Dakota


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! ​

Position Description

This position is responsible for purchasing and negotiating materials, equipment, and supplies from vendors for one or more of the Terex Utilities product lines. Requires evaluating vendor quotes and services to determine most desirable suppliers. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the manufacturing procurement field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals to perform a variety of tasks.


  • Works with operations, planning and organizing all tasks.

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

  • Participate in supplier quality activities such as corrective action completion.

  • Works with best total cost solutions. May coordinate and negotiate contracts with the expectation of providing purchase price reductions and establishing purchase pricing.

  • Manages outside processing for coatings, labor, heatreat, etc.

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

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

  • Monitor 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.

  • Manage purchase price variance monthly.

  • Review, analyze and interpret various reports.

  • Ability or willingness to learn to read engineering blueprints or any relevant technical documents.

  • Moderate technical understanding of assigned commodities.

Key Job Tasks:


  • Buying responsibility for one or more of the Terex Utilities product lines

  • Ability to maintain Kanban’s and/or issuing PO and utilizing MRP / ASI 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:

  • Associate's Degree and 5 years of related work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in procurement, supply chain, operations or APICS seasoned purchaser in related field preferred.

  • Internship at fortune 500 company manufacturing capital equipment/Industrial products in/for agricultural, automotive, or general industries.

  • Excellent negotiation, presentation, verbal and written communication skills.

  • 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.

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

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


Job ID 2018-37606

# Positions 1

Category Supply Mgmt and Trans

Location: SD-Watertown