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Field Buyer

Company: Koppers Inc.
Location: Dickson
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Job Responsibilities

  • Represent Koppers to sawmill owners and managers as the crosstie field buyer for Middle Tennessee and Central Kentucky territory.
  • The field buyer works in close liaison with the Guthrie, KY Treating Plant.
  • Develop and enhance relationships of wood dealers that will provide continuity of supply.
  • Management of inventory including conducting inventory counts and knowledge of inventory ready to be ship to the plant.
  • Requires travel to and from sawmills to purchase raw materials.
  • Keep supervisor informed of the competition concerning raw material pricing and other issues that could affect the supply of crossties.
  • Advance Accounts- collection on advance accounts, issuing advances in discussion with supervisor and informing supervisor of problems with collections.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • 3 years' industry or procurement experience required; Sawmill or other forest product purchasing experience preferred.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with vendors
  • Possess strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to quickly learn railroad tie specifications
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Ability to set priorities, analyze problems, work independently, and manage time

Koppers Inc. and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, genetic information, ethnicity, national origin, race, religion, sex, veteran status, or any other category or characteristic protected by federal law or by any applicable state or local law.

Keywords: Koppers Inc., Clarksville , Field Buyer, Other , Dickson, Tennessee

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