7 days ago


Eau Claire, WI


Job Description Summary:

This position will be responsible for the purchasing of products and component parts for use in manufacturing and sales to our end customers.  These items will be purchased from overseas and domestic suppliers.  This position will report directly to the Materials Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The duties and responsibilities of this position will consist of, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Provide technical expertise of steel commodities and related steel products related to overall spend and negotiation
  • Execute reporting surrounding purchasing execution related to budgetary requirements
  • Oversee projects impacting purchasing processes and functions
  • Ensure suppliers are performing at an acceptable level
  • Build relationship with suppliers that secure the best price, service, quality and delivery options on all potential purchases
  • Quote new items within the commodity group
  • Oversee the process of acquiring goods and services by asking for tenders, consult with suppliers and review price quotations
  • Set contract terms and conditions and awarding contracts to specific vendors
  • Release and maintain inventory items within the Buy/Sell group by setting delivery schedules, track progress and contact clients and suppliers to correct problems
  • Advise production scheduler, sales and shipping/receiving manager of delivery dates and any changes
  • Supply required components to overseas vendors if specified components are not available in source country
  • Reconcile missing or damaged product where applicable
  • Manage supplier requested changes, internal design changes and changes for cost savings
  • Perform all other duties as assigned


  • Customer Focus
  • Decision Quality
  • Results, Action Oriented
  • Displaying Technical Expertise
  • Time Management



  • Work Experience:5 years of experience in Purchasing field
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Business
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Office
  • Organization Skills:  Ability to logically prioritize and handle multiple projects
  • Cross-functional skills: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in changing situations with multiple departments
  • Communication Skills: Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Physical, Mental and Visual Skills:  Ability to stand, walk, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch and grasp; repetitive movements with wrists, hands and fingers; ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or scheduled form 
  • Physical Environment:  Normal office environment; potential of exposure to moving equipment in an industrial manufacturing environment

Preferred Requirements:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management
  • Work Experience:  7 years of experience in related field with International Business desired
  • Computer Skills:  MAPICS and MRP experience

About CURT Group:

CURT Group is a family of more than 1000 associates world-wide. We believe that the customer is KING and our associates are our greatest ASSET.  With headquarters in Eau Claire, WI our brands include CURT, Aries, Retrac, Luverne, and UWS.  With manufacturing plants in Eau Claire, the Philippines, Brandon, South Dakota, Perry, Florida and eleven regional warehouses across North America and Canada, we are proud to offer our customers reliable service and dependable American-made towing products and truck accessories. 

CURT Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  CURT provides equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex age, national origin, citizenship, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local law.