Metal Buyer/Purchaser at Natoli Engineering

Saint Charles, MO 63304

About the Job


Job Title:


Reports to:

Purchasing Manager

Job Role:

Metals Buyer

FLSA Status:

Salary, Exempt

Work Department:


Work Location:

Bldg 26 St. Charles, MO

Level/Salary Range:


Position Type:

Full-Time, Permanent

Job Description: Summary of Position


Responsible for purchasing metals commodities (steel, ceramic and carbide) to support the supply chain initiatives in a manufacturing production facility.

Job Specification: Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Lead and facilitate the strategic source selection to eliminate production disruption, and quality or delivery issues
  • Develop and monitor vendor performance metrics
  • Drive other strategic initiatives to bring additional value to the company
  • Understand industry-wide pricing trends and market conditions through effective supplier interaction
  • This list is not intended to be all-inclusive.  Employees may perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications and requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management or related field preferred
  • Must be a strong communicator with superior negotiation skills
  • Strong mechanical aptitude a plus
  • Proven track record of success in previous work experience
  • Strong analytical skills are required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite


  • 5+ years of supply chain purchasing experience in a similar role, preferably in metals (steel, ceramic and carbide)


physical requirements

  • Ability to lift, pull, push, or carry several types of light weight files or tools (approximately 1-10 pounds) and process accordingly
  • Ability to sit at a desk using a computer for eight or more hours per day
  • Ability to stand, kneel, bend, and walk as required throughout the work day to accomplish various tasks

Career path Opportunities

  • Inventory or Purchasing Leadership roles


Last updated by:

Human Resources


July 13, 2017

Base Department Code: 

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