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Capital Investments and Services Purchasing Analyst

Requisition ID:  11676 

Created in February 2014 through a 50/50 joint venture of the world’s largest and second largest steelmakers, ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, AM/NS Calvert is located in Calvert, AL.  Our state-of-the-art steel processing facility has the capacity to process 5.3 million tons of high-value steel grades including hot rolled bands, hot rolled pickled and oiled, cold rolled, and advanced coated products for the automotive, pipe and tube, appliance/HVAC, service center and construction industries in the NAFTA market.  

AM/NS Calvert products are marketed in NAFTA through managing joint venture partner ArcelorMittal.



Overall Responsibility:

Day-to-day responsibility for a buying desk in a specific commodity group within the Purchasing Department.

Ensure plant needs and requirements are met while maintaining a high level of customer service.      



  • Fulfill the commitment to ensure a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Fulfill the responsibilities required to achieve the Quality Commitment.
  • Ensure working knowledge of competencies as defined in ISO 14001:2004 and TS16949:2009
  • Quotes and negotiates (when applicable) and issues purchase orders up to authorized limits for indirect-/direct materials, onsite services (e.g. industrial cleaning, scaffolding etc.) and capital projects (various sizes).
  • Balances the price, delivery, quality, service and value tradeoffs and rationalizes the supply base on the given buying desk.
  • Follows up with requestors and end users regarding purchase order due dates and status when inquiries are made.
  • Follows all Purchasing/Supply Chain policies, procedures, guidelines, and instructions including those regarding the procurement of materials and particularly the ability to keep confidential information regarding all purchasing or commodity strategies confidential.
  • Provides assistance to related departments when applicable to the assigned buying desk (e.g., supplier invoice discrepancies with Accounting, non-conforming material and supplier root cause, etc.).
  • Negotiates, or assists in the negotiation of, short and long-term agreements.
  • Assists with, or conducts, supplier site audits and investigations.
  • Maintains the Buyer scorecard for the assigned buying desk to assist with cost savings/cost avoidance reporting.
  • Serves as the main point of contact for outside departments (Engineering, Accounting, HR, etc.) as well as suppliers.                                                                                                                                                                 


Education and Accreditation:

  • BS in Finance/Accounting, Engineering, Supply Chain Management or Business Administration
  • Strong project management skills, and ability to effectively manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Proven contract negotiation skills



  • Understanding of Contract/Legal Terminology and Language at an intermediate/proficient level.
  • 2 + years’ experience in purchasing/buying
  • PC and software literate, including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and relational databases.
  • Market and Industry research/analysis techniques.
  • Knowledge of strategic sourcing best practices.
  • Project Management/Analytical/Leadership skills.
  • Statistical Analysis



  • Strong analytical, problem solving skills
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills.
  • Detail oriented with excellent follow-up skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Flexible, adaptable team player with strong interpersonal skills.


Tools and Equipment: Laptop, smart phone

Working Conditions: Office Environment

Hours of Work: Days, Monday to Friday with extended hours as required due to periods of peak workloads.


Please note: The Job Profile is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties.




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