Buyer III

Supply Chain Management Tualatin, Oregon

Position at Nortek Air Solutions

About Nortek Air Solutions

Nortek Air Management is comprised of two individual businesses, Nortek Air Solutions and Nortek Global HVAC with annual sales of close to $1 billion across three market segments: Residential, Light Commercial and Custom Air Solutions.  Our Company’s mission is Creating a Better Tomorrow Every Day.  By living our core values of Safety, Integrity, Performance Driven Culture and Teamwork, we are a premier HVAC Company offering energy efficient and sustainable products and solutions that exceed customer expectations through employee’s commitment to quality, customer service and operational excellence. 

Position Summary: 

Responsible for purchasing and negotiating materials, equipment, and supplies from vendors. Evaluates vendor quotes and services to determine most desirable suppliers. Must be familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of complicated tasks. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

Position Key Attributes:

  • Ability to personally live safe and hold themselves and other team members accountable by having their back in support of our Safety core value. 
  • Has integrity, works transparently, and recognized for treating others with respect.
  • Takes accountability to create and execute solutions that deliver desired results and can “own it” in a Performance Driven Culture. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively and lead teams in a Teamwork culture.
  • Ability to ignite and lead change as a catalyst for improvement.
  • Can thrive in a “legacy now” culture in which we strive to do the right thing for the company today, even if it is the hard thing, and leave behind a stronger company for the next generation of employees. 
  • Strong leadership skills including ability to think strategically, solve problems and create a motivating team environment.
  • A “builder” who is comfortable in a continuous improvement culture.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Research, contact, and select potential vendors to receive proposals for price, quality, and timeliness of delivery
  • Makes independent judgment on purchases up to authorized dollar limits and specifications in conformance with established procurement procedures and legal requirements
  • Recommends current and/or new vendors
  • Vendor management
  • Conveys delivery, inventory, and quality goals to vendors.
  • Processes Requisitions, Purchase Orders, and Change Orders
  • Updates vendor files using ERP purchasing software.
  • Expedites orders, working with the plant and production control, to meet production schedules.
  • Supports “Lean Business Enterprise” initiatives for continuous process improvement and waste elimination

Position Qualifications


  • Experience in Supply Chain or equivalent.
  • Experienced buyer familiar with negotiation and program administration (VMI,consignment, etc.).
  • 5-8 Years plus purchasing experience.
  • ERP/MRP experience; Microsoft Dynamics AX (DAX) experience is highly preferred.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with outside resources and all levels of internal resources.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook skills.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field

Nortek Air Management and its divisions offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. To learn more about Nortek Air Solutions, please visit our company website at

Nortek Air Solutions and Nortek Global HVAC are equal opportunity employers and do not unlawfully discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex national origin, age disability, sexual orientation, or any other class protected by federal or state law.