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Company: Delta Star
Location: Lynchburg
Posted on: September 12, 2023

Job Description:

Delta Star is the largest, American-owned medium power transformer manufacturer in the United States and the premier manufacturer of mobile transformers and mobile power substations in North America. Delta Star has an immediate opening for a -Buyer (DSE).
Full Time, Salary Position
Company Info
Delta Star provides power solutions for utilities across North America. This includes the manufacturing of medium-power transformers, mobile transformers, mobile electrical substations, trailers, and united substations. We offer power transformers for utility applications including power and distribution, transmission voltages, systems ties, and automatic voltage regulations, as well as industrial applications. Delta Star also provides comprehensive engineering, testing, maintenance services, and parts for any transformer manufacturer through our Field Service business unit, ensuring our customer's transformers and mobiles maintain peak performance.
Responsible for the planning and purchase of a wide variety of materials, supplies, and equipment.
Supplier Identification and Needs Analysis

  • Identify and analyze reliable global and local suppliers, evaluate and monitor the cost and schedule of assigned subcontracts to assure needed delivery timing and high quality at best value for required materials, equipment, and services.
  • Obtain quotations, evaluate bids, select suppliers and award bids.
  • Establishes and maintains rapport and business association with suppliers and appropriate salespeople.

    Contract to Purchase

    • Analyze and process purchase requisitions and coordinate purchasing activities with appropriate manufacturing, engineering, and other departments to maintain inventory at planned levels.
    • Sets-up purchasing conditions, including contractual arrangements. Directs the preparation, distribution, and advertisement of bid proposals.
    • Place purchase orders to maintain stock inventory levels.


      • Responsible for on time delivery of required materials to prevent material shortages and make necessary follow-ups.
      • Review the upcoming schedule of available work and manage shipments to meet production schedule.

        Expedite and Resolution

        • Monitor & takes action as required to expedite & disposition non-conformances in material.
        • Actively communicates through completion and closing and informs as necessary, vendor, requisitioners, appropriate management, accounting, and production control on order status and delivery.
        • Resolve incorrect invoices, shipping errors, and cancellation of orders.
        • Obtain replacements for materials not meeting company specifications and engineering changes in a timely manner.
          Education & Experience
          BS or BA degree in Business Administration or Economics or equivalent experience and/or minimum of 3 years of purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment.
          Experience establishing and maintain purchasing records, recognizing and identifying errors or inconsistencies and requesting contingency plans.
          Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

          • Ability to work under pressure, multi-task and meet deadlines.
          • Strong written and oral communication skills with all levels of employees within the company.
          • Demonstrated keen attention to detail accompanied by basic math skills.
          • Must be capable of exercising initiative, common sense, and ability to interpret data quickly.
          • Must have ability to maintain effective internal and external working relationships.
          • Must have a knowledge of personal computers, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe and MRP/ERP Systems. Knowledge of D365 system a plus.


            • Medical
            • Dental
            • Vision
            • 401K
            • ESOP
            • Life and Disability Insurance
            • Paid Time Off
            • Floating Holidays
            • Sick Pay

              AAP/EEO STATEMENT Delta Star is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate based on age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.PI229294457

Keywords: Delta Star, Lynchburg , Buyer, Other , Lynchburg, Virginia

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