Technical Buyer


Shreveport, LA, US

Division: BENTELER Steel/Tube 
Functional Area: Procurement 
Career Level: Professional 
Contract Type: Permanent/Full-time 
Weekly Working Hours: 40,00 
Required Languages: English 
Requisition ID: 18088 



At BENTELER, we make it possible. From promoting individual talents to international career prospects, or from generous opportunities for designing your career to personal development opportunities—at BENTELER, we always have answers to your questions about the future, based entirely on your personal needs. Diverse options that makes sure you can be anything and everything. Or, as we like to put it: BENTELER makes it happen!


Core Responsibilities:

  • Develop and deploy strategies for assigned components
  • Apply sourcing policy, interface between supplier and entity with respect to specifications and budgets.
  • Develop and maintain a strong foundation of function skills and knowledge of relevant purchasing and sourcing concepts
  • Balance both tactical executions with strategic initiatives necessary to drive cost reduction projects.
  • Purchase Material and Services according to the procedures and in alignment with published strategies
  • Actively participate in supplier performance reviews.
  • Ensures all purchasing responsibilities within the procurement process are completed accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Ensures all supplier and transactional data is entered into and maintained within SAP accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Participates in cross-functional teams to identify and resolve problems or improve processes.
  • Mentors and trains associates as needed to help better understand the equipment and services that this position supports.
  • Negotiate contracts, improved prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilizing negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods
  • Represent BENTELER at all times and in all places in a professional manner, adhering to BENTELER standards


Job Requirements:

  • Relevant BA/BS in Business or Engineering degree preferred.
  • Proven purchasing experience, preferably within steel manufacturing environment
  • Five (5) years of purchasing experience in a Technical or Senior role
  • Contract management and supplier experience.
  • ERP experience, preferably SAP. 
  • Project Management experience.


Your contact

Karen Freeman 

BENTELER Human Resources

Phone: +1 318 216-4254 


Your new employer

The BENTELER Group always has the answer. That’s because in each of our divisions and at every one of our sites, you can benefit from the size and diversity of an international corporation with around 30,000 colleagues in nearly 30 countries.

The same is true in our BENTELER Steel/Tube division. Here, we develop and produce custom, precision pipes for customers from energy production, automotive engineering, and other industrial sectors. In this division, we enable the unerring application of our products, from the concept up to process integration and thus to integration into our customers’ value chains. Along with that, our diverse fields of application make sure you can be and become anything. Or, as we like to put it: BENTELER makes it happen!


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Nearest Major Market: Shreveport