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Employment Type: Full Time


196 1/2 E 6th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Education Requirements

Bachelors degree with a minimum of 3 years experience in purchasing/materials management. Knowledge of all purchase functions including Non-Production and Production.


  • Requires leadership skills, and an understanding of policy deployment metrics tracking.
  • Knowledge of purchasing and sourcing process.
  • Experience with project management.
  • Experience with ERP mainframe systems such as Fourth Shift highly preferred.
  • Requires good judgment, discretion, and the ability to make independent decisions.
  • Extremely strong organization skills.
  • Excellent communication and contract/price negotiation skills.
  • Proficient in related PC software (Office, Excel, Access).
  • Ability to follow standard operating procedures.
  • Excellent Prioritization Skills.
  • Lean Manufacturing, APICS certification a plus.


The Buyer will work in a fast-paced, manufacturing environment. The position requires an innovative individual with the willingness to take calculated risks for the benefit of the company and the ability to work with a diverse group of associates and in cross functional teams. Assures that required materials are purchased and obtained in a timely and cost-effective manner and that stocking levels are maintained within established guidelines.

  • Utilizes Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to assure availability of materials and control of inventory levels for assigned product lines.
  • Obtain all relevant preliminary information to procure parts, materials, equipment and services necessary for the operation of an organization
  • Analyze quotations received select or recommend suppliers with whom orders are to be placed and schedule deliveries
  • Expedite part shortages, process requisitions, develop blanket purchase orders, long-term purchase agreements and contracts with limited supervision.
  • Review more favorable prices and advise appropriate groups, conduct negotiations as required to implement cost reductions/inventory reductions.
  • Development, implementation and maintenance of safety stocks
  • Drive spend compliance and coverage through the use of recommended and preferred suppliers.
  • Works closely with Quality and Strategic Purchasing to ensure high product quality and consistency and to resolve product issues as they arise.
  • Maintain records, document quantifiable cost savings, prepare progress reports and verify invoices for irregular charges. Including but not limited to: accurate dating and tracking of open purchase orders, coordination with customs brokers, freight companies and government agencies to ensure the timely arrival of incoming material.
  • Must be able to follow standard operating procedures and determine own practices and procedures under limited or no supervision
  • Perform other duties as required.

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