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Oak Ridge, TN(Careers)
Job Number: 1712/1752

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PURPOSE – Barnhart is built on a strong foundation of serving others. The fruit of our labor is used to grow the company, care for our employees, and serve those in our communities and around the world.

MINDS OVER MATTER – Barnhart has built a nationwide reputation for solving problems. We specialize in the lifting, heavy-rigging, and heavy transport of major components used in American industry.

NETWORK – Barnhart has built teams that form one of our industry’s strongest network of talent and resources with over 45 branch locations across the U.S. working together to serve our customers. This growing network offers our team members constant opportunity for career growth and professional development. 

CULTURE – Barnhart has a strong team culture -- the “One TEAM.”  We are looking for smart, hard-working people who strive for excellence in their work and appreciate collaboration. Join a team that values Safety, Servant Leadership, Quality Service, Innovation, Continuous Improvement, Fairness, and Profit with a Purpose.


Purchaser: Provides leadership and oversight for direct and indirect spend categories required to support Operations. These categories include raw materials, maintenance, repairs, operations, engineering, and services.

  • Evaluate and establish relationships with suppliers based on quality, cost, service, availability, and reliability.
  • Analyze central buying opportunities & create programs to harvest these savings.
  • Negotiate with vendors for the purchase of materials, supplies, equipment, and services.
  • Communicate and negotiate with vendors, internal and external customers.
  • Analyze buying trends, market conditions, budgets, and material policies.
  • Oversee all activities related to procurement from intent to purchase through delivery.
  • Assure on-time acquisition and delivery of materials.
  • Oversee all activities related to procurement from intent to purchase through delivery.

Barnhart Offers:


  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus program that pays for performance


Preferred Experience:

Purchasing experience in construction and/or industrial industries.

Mechanically inclined and a proven track record of success in operational purchasing.

Computer Software and Management Reporting expertise in communicating metrics, processes, and enhancements.


EOE/AA Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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