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POST DATE 9/14/2016
END DATE 10/14/2016

Pentair Reno, NV

Reno, NV
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Bachelors Degree
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Pentair Overview

We are a global water, fluid, thermal management, and equipment protection partner with industry leading products, services, and solutions that fit your changing needs. We aim to deliver the adaptive, industry-leading solutions that help ensure a safer, healthier future for all. Pentair works at the very center of global commerce, providing critical inputs to a wide range of essential industries. From Filtration and Processing to Flow Management, and from Equipment Protection to Thermal Management, we apply the inventive thinking and disciplined execution to push the boundaries of what's possible. We bring to bear our extensive expertise through deep collaborative efforts, looking ahead to ensure the future of the world's most essential resources, equipment and infrastructure. Everything we do is driven by our passion to help people live better.

Business Unit Overview

Pentair s Valves & Controls business is a leading manufacturer and marketer of valves, actuators, and controls solutions, providing products, services and innovation for the most challenging applications throughout the energy and process industries. Whether our customers operate in the oil and gas, power, chemical and pharmaceutical, mining, marine, or food and beverage markets, we endeavor to deliver the highest quality products and value-added services that improve our customers' business efficiency.

Job Summary

Job Title: Buyer Analyst
Incumbent will be responsible for preparing and placing purchase orders for a selected group of commodities, supplies, services, and materials where standard prices are usually quoted for most items. May seek out some suppliers and obtain price quotations and specifications. Request samples where appropriate and present samples/substitutions to user or purchasing Manager for consideration. Works from requisitions on-line with established quality and quantity requirements. Applies knowledge of vendor sources and consider suitability of materials offered and delivery possibilities. Follows-up on outstanding orders.
Will be required to develop and implement economical procurement plans for purchased materials and services, according to plant and corporate objectives to insure continuous, uninterrupted production, including but not limited to negotiating with vendors to obtain the most favorable price and delivery needed.
Must maintain inventory levels to meet market forecast and MRP requirements
Will have daily contact with vendors, plant personnel and corporate contacts.
Must maintain required documentation, files and records.
Will perform all duties using required safety guidelines including wearing appropriate, personal protective equipment i.e., safety glasses with side shields, steel toed safety shoes and hearing protection while in production facility as required.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements & Skills

Business degree with minimum of two years in manufacturing and or CPM with five plus years experience in industrial buying preferred.
Must have good analytical, creative and interpersonal skills, including excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
Knowledge and understanding of engineering design techniques, cost analysis preferred.
Must be a self-starter and possess excellent computer skills (Word, Excell, and SAP a plus).
This description is not intended to be all inclusive.

***Position is located at our Reno, NV facility.

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EEO Statement

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With annual revenues of $7.5 billion and 30,000 employees in more than 100 locations around the globe, Pentair develops technologies to provide solutions for its customers in five key areas:

Energy -- applications and systems in mining, oil and gas, and power.

Food & Beverage -- solutions that help process food and beverages, and manage crop yields with pumps, hygienic valves, filters and controls.

Industrial – controls, engineering design services and water movement solutions that improve treatment and processes for chemical and pharmaceutical facilities.

Infrastructure -- complete water, wastewater and desalinization systems as well as products which protect networking and telecommunication systems equipment.

Residential & Commercial -- efficient, high-performance water and heating solutions for a wide range of applications including private residences, apartment buildings, agricultural, and light industrial.

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