Ormat Technologies, Inc. Buyer in Reno, Nevada


This position is responsible for procurement activities with the objective of optimizing supply and generating a contribution to operating profit.


  • Responsible for preparing and conducting contract and price negotiations

  • Responsible for determining procurement strategies to ensure the long-term, cost-effective supply of materials

  • Responsible for implementing alternative procurement sources to minimize stock replacement times, inventory levels and costs

  • Responsible for vendor management and evaluating prior sales to establish future fulfillment needs

  • Responsible for monitoring the national market to bring new suppliers, product derivative, and product innovations into the purchasing portfolio

  • Responsible for producing price forecasts and internal figures to supply basic data and reporting

  • Attend tradeshows and conferences to stay abreast of industry standards

  • The ability to travel for long distances by car and air

  • Must be able to operate a vehicle in a safe manner


  • Other duties and projects as assigned by management


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, or other related field with 5 years of related experience

  • Experience in contract law, commercial knowledge, and technical product knowledge

  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines

  • Excellent people skills and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment

  • Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

  • The ability to maintain confidentiality and deal with company proprietary information

  • Must have expert negotiation skills, professional expertise, and process knowledge

  • Must be able to use and acquire knowledge in a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation. Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, Power Point, and use of the Internet

  • Must be able to communicate with other employees and read and write at a level that will enable one to perform work in a professional, safe, and efficient manner

  • Must possess at any time a valid driver’s license with a driving record acceptable to ORMAT’s auto insurance carrier

  • Must be able to operate a vehicle in a safe manner


  • The ability to work at a computer, and computer monitor, and use repetitive motion for long periods of time

  • The ability to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds

  • This position requires sitting 80% of the time and standing and walking 20% of the time

Ormat is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants for employment with Ormat will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, status with regard to public assistance, source of income national origin, citizenship status, disability, or any protected status. Employment with ORMAT shall be based solely on the Company's requirements and the individual's qualifications.