Location: Alameda, CA
Date Posted: 04-02-2018
D/T Carson Enterprises Inc. offers an array of solutions for transportation needs. Our company specializes in bus remanufacturing, interior rehabs, accident and fire repair, rail repair and rehab, and alternative fuel conversions.
CLASSIFICATION:   Full Time Job No.:  
REPORTS TO:   General Manager Department: Production
The Buyer will set forth the purchase of assigned commodities and services including but not limited to:  drafting and reviewing purchase requests, communicating with CCW departmental officials and vendors, examining costs, suitability, and availability of items or services, compare specifications, and reviews alternatives to requests to fulfill energy, affirmative action, value analysis, or other objectives.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Conducts research, evaluates findings, and  implements  decisions on procurement matters
  • Interprets and evaluates contract provisions
  • Acquires  oral and written price quotes from vendors
  • Evaluates quote comparisons with the specifications and availability of items and places orders
  • Organizes, updates, and retains product information files and purchase order records
  • Reviews orders for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with existing policies and procedures
  • Obtains appropriate commodities in a timely manner
  • Prepares purchase orders through a computerized system and places orders for the purchase of goods and services
  • Interviews vendors and evaluates their products and capabilities as a supplier
  • Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality service to internal  customers
Required Qualifications
  • 3 years’ experience as a purchasing/buyer, preferably  in a manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of applicable laws, ordinances, rules, regulations and procedures governing public procurement
  • Strong written and verbal communication  with customers, co-workers, vendors and the public at large
  • Keen attention to detail regarding data entry (Example: to prepare purchase orders).
  • Ability to make arithmetical calculations (multiplication, division, percentages, addition and subtraction) with accuracy and speed.
  • Resolve inquiries and complaints from internal customers
  • Work within established policies and regulations
  • Serve as a liaison between  CCW departments and vendors
Key Competencies
  • Intermediate to advanced MS Application knowledge (Word, Excel, Access preferred)
  • Assigned supplies and services including sources of supply, price trends, grades, and qualities
  • Common business practices relating to the purchase, pricing, terms, shipment, taxes, and payment for commodities and services
  • Principles and practices of large scale centralized purchasing
Must be able to:
  • Carry, pull and push up to 50 pounds of dead weight
  • Climb up and down a ladder
  • Sit, stand stoop, kneel, squat, crouch and or crawl 
  • Twist or turn in confined spaces
After your probation period is completed all full time employees of D/T Carson Enterprises Inc. will be offered excellent benefits such as:
  • Medical
  • Dental / Vision
  • Long and Short Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • 401K Benefits w a company match
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Growth potential
We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. If you require a reasonable accommodation to a known disability, are a qualified applicant or employee and if it will not impose an, “undue hardship” on the operation of the business, please notify a member of the Human Resources staff and a reasonable accommodation will be made.
We are drug free workplace that conducts pre-employment physicals and drug screenings. We are regulated by the department of transportation and will be conducting random drug testing at regular intervals.
Application Process
You may apply for a position with D/T Carson Enterprises using one of the following methods:
Option 1: Apply directly online:
Option 2: Schedule your interview directly with our corporate recruiter via phone or email
  • 800-300-3751  /
Option 3: We also accept walk in’s Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM on site at:
  •  2301 Monarch St. Alameda, CA 94501
D/T Carson Enterprises, Inc. reserves the right to amend or alter this job description at any time at the discretion of the company.
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