Entry Level Buyer

Location: St Louis, MO

Department: Construction

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

Bilfinger Industrial Services Inc., known as a leading one stop shop provider for complex industrial services is seeking an Entry Level Buyer at our office in Ballwin, MO. The primary role of the Site Buyer is to provide exceptional value to the client, achieved through the use of competitive bidding and responsible for purchasing materials, equipment, and supplies from vendors. Evaluate vendor quotes and services to determine most desirable suppliers.



  • Place accurate, timely orders per originator and client specification.
  • Negotiate pricing and delivery and make supplier selections.
  • Ensure timely receipt of all orders and communicate any issues and exceptions to the required stakeholders.
  • Maintain documentation that provides verifiable evidence of competitive bidding practices and demonstrate that purchasing activities conform to established site guidelines and policies.
  • Resolve issues with orders, suppliers and customers in a timely manner.
  • Perform expediting process on a daily basis to ensure timely receipt of orders and provide advance warning of issues with orders.
  • Enforce and monitor separation of duties between receiving, buying and vouchering.
  • Provide research and assistance as required with A/P issues arising from Purchasing and Receiving.


  • General knowledge of construction practices and mechanical and electrical systems preferred.
  • Must have the ability to interact with multiple levels of personnel and think critically to resolve issues.
  • Must have strong PC skills with an emphasis on MS Excel, SAP and MRP system experience a plus.
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and become an effective communicator across all layers of management.
  • Accounts payable, accounts receivable, purchasing experience in an industrial/ construction setting.
  • Positive attitude with a focus on customer service.


  • H.S. Diploma plus 2- 3 years construction material related purchasing experience and/or B.S. Degree acceptable in lieu of 3 years of experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, time management and organizational skills are required.


Bilfinger Industrial Services is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive pay and benefits including 401(k).  A background check in compliance with the fair credit reporting act and a drug screening is required. Please visit our website for additional company information at www.is-usa.bilfinger.com

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