Associate Buyer

Location: Eugene, OR

Department: Purchasing

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

Purpose of the Position: 

To support the Purchasing Department by effectively sourcing non- stock material and performing various administrative duties.


Major Duties:

  • Responsible for procurement of non-stock items (buyouts) from secondary (non-mill) sources. Requires monitoring of the Unplanned Demand Report and effectively communicating with sales, shipping, vendors and accounting.
  • Buyout purchase order entry, logistics coordination and order reconciliation.
  • Responsible for updating inbound rail shipments (rail trace) and overseas purchase orders.
  • Assist Buyers in maintaining purchase order due dates, pricing and internal requisition entry.
  • Assist Purchasing Manager and Buyers within a cooperative team atmosphere.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, have a professional phone demeanor, and the ability to multi-task.
  • High degree of accuracy, attention to detail, and proficiency with computer programs (Excel) required.
  • Must possess basic math skills.

Farwest is an Equal Opportunity Employer & Drug Free Workplace.

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