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8162 S Priest Dr, Tempe, Arizona 85284 United States of America

**Please note this is not a work from home position.**

U-Haul is seeking a Buyer at our Technical Center in Tempe, AZ. This person will be responsible for interviewing vendors, obtaining competitive bids for major purchases, negotiating with vendors on price, quality service and delivery as required by U-Haul, and awarding contracts. The Buyer will also consult on quality control and product deficiency situations, expedite critical items, and furnish lead time advice. Work is of a complex nature involving a considerable amount of initiative, analytical work, and a high level of independent judgment. Other related duties will be assigned as required within the Purchasing Department.

Daily duties entail creating Purchase Orders, expediting orders, and following through from procure to payment. Working with Engineering, R&D and other departments, and program managers to develop and source products. Communicate with field operations, and all levels of management. Review opportunities for continuous improvement, cost reduction, and strategic sourcing tactics. Procurement is based on Purchase Reqs and MRP settings, in support of production, repair and special projects.

  • Execute purchase orders 30%
  • Distribute RFQ's/RFP's 20%
  • Expedite material/update/communicate procurement status 25%
  • Participate in supplier development and cost reduction activities 15%
  • Reconcile payment errors 5%
  • Travel required: less than 5%


• Familiar with computerized purchasing systems

• Excellent communication and negotiation skills

Manufacturing or Production buying experience desired

Familiar with, or the ability to read blueprints/drawings

• SAP experience

• Self-starter

• Proficient with Excel


• Degree in Purchasing, Supply Chain Management, Materials Management, or the equivalent in work experience.

• Must have two years of purchasing experience

U-Haul Offers:

  • Full Medical coverage
  • Prescription plans
  • Dental & Vision Plans
  • New indoor fitness gym
  • Gym Reimbursement Program
  • Registered Dietitian Program
  • Weight Watchers
  • Onsite medical clinic for you and your family
  • Career stability
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Valuable on-the-job training
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Free online courses for personal and professional development at U-Haul University®
  • Business and travel insurance
  • You Matter Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid holidays, vacation, and sick days
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • 401(k) Savings Plan
  • Life insurance
  • Critical Illness/Group Accident
  • 24-hour physician available for kids
  • MetLaw Legal program
  • MetLife auto and home insurance
  • Mindset App Program
  • Discounts on cell phone plans, hotels, and more
  • LifeLock Identity Theft
  • Savvy consumer wellness programs - from health care tips to financial wellness
  • Dave Ramsey’s SmartDollar Program
  • U-Haul Federal Credit Union
  • Wellness Program

U-Haul is an equal opportunity employer. All applications for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, provincial, state, or local law. Individual accommodations are available on requests for applicants taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Information obtained during this process will only be shared on a need to know basis.