Careers – Purchasing Specialist (Bristol, VA)

At Strongwell, growth, market diversity and financial stability create an environment of security and opportunity. Strongwell people take pride in being part of an industry leading team. The company recognizes that its people provide the intelligence, vitality, enthusiasm and productive effort that makes the company what it is today.

If you are interested in any of these positions, please submit a completed application (linked below), along with your resume and salary history to Human Resource Department, Strongwell-Bristol, P.O. Box 580, Bristol, VA 24203-0580. You may also email your information to [email protected]. All application submissions are confidential. No phone inquiries please.

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Purchasing Specialist (Bristol, VA)


Specialize in procuring materials, products, and services to support the company’s Bristol and Highlands locations.


  • Process purchase orders for:
    • maintenance and repair items
    • shipping supplies
    • parts, tools and consumables
    • intercompany purchase orders
    • other items as required
  • Manage delivery dates of purchase orders and communicate the deliveries internally
  • Approve invoices for accurate/timely payment


  • Participate in the inventory process, including ticket tabulation/data entry
  • Perpetually pursue cost savings opportunities
  • Use independent judgment regarding purchasing decisions

QUALIFICATIONS:  Experience, Competencies and Education

  • Purchasing experience required
  • Must be professional in all communication, especially with outside suppliers

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF JOB:  This position requires that the employee be able to perform the following physical requirements, with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Sedentary/sitting for long periods of time at a computer
  • Walk up and down steps and through a manufacturing facility
  • Some bending, stooping

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  This position requires that the employee be able to work effectively in a work environment involving:

  • Office
  • Manufacturing facility

The above mentioned duties are the essential functions of the job.  We reserve the right to review job duties as situations dictate.  This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

If you are interested in this challenging opportunity with the industry leader, please submit your resume in confidence to [email protected].