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Oneok, Inc Buyer in Medford, Oklahoma

#WeAreONEOK Fortune 500 company. 100+ years in business. Leading midstream service provider. Safety first. Sustainable operations. Environmentally responsible. Employee focused.

We are on the hunt for a diverse group of talented, high-caliber employees to join our team. ONEOK is recognized as an employer of choice in the natural gas and natural gas liquids industry and offers competitive pay; professional development; excellent benefits; a strong commitment to safety; community engagement; and a caring, inclusive work culture.


Job Profile Summary

Procures materials and/or services from suppliers after giving consideration to cost, quality, and service and company policies and procedures.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Review and analyze material needs, investigate and develop sources of supply, manage supplier performance objectives and outcomes, and coordinate with customers in the sourcing of supply materials

  • Process purchase requisitions including, but not limited to:

  • Researching products

  • Clarifying specifications

  • Documenting competitive bids

  • Following up on back orders

  • Expediting special delivery requirements

  • Prepare and distribute requests for quotes from vendors Analyze quotes and reviews with representatives of various business units prior to determining vendor selections

  • Negotiate and make assignments of purchase orders and/or blanket purchase orders for materials, supplies, and equipment

  • Seek out and develop minority suppliers

  • Prepare monthly status reports concerning major purchase agreements and other activities

  • Calculate, analyze, verify, and maintain items including, but not limited to:

  • Bid sheets

  • Freight charges

  • Item costs

  • Trade and chain discounts

  • Invoices

  • Blanket and standard purchase orders

  • Material failure reports

  • Procurement mismatching


  • Bachelor's Degree in business administration or related field or an equivalent combination of formal education and the following job related knowledge or experience: Business Administration/Management

Work Experience

  • Experience working with company’s purchasing processes and policies.

  • Experience expediting, verifying, and/or authorizing orders for materials, supplies, and equipment.

  • Experience in use and function of office equipment applicable to position including accessing mainframe applications and utilizing microcomputers and applicable software

  • Experience reading and interpreting manuals, catalogues, contracts, warranty agreements, forms, reports, material requests, and correspondence

  • Experience and/or training including, but not limited to:

  • Storeroom operations

  • Project management

  • Material/inventory management

  • Spreadsheet and word processing applications such as Excel, Word, and Access

  • Relational database applications such as SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, and Walker

  • Experience reading and interpreting manuals, catalogues, contracts, warranty agreements, forms, reports, material requests, and correspondence

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to: apply math and algebraic formulas applicable to position

  • Ability to: compose and/or prepare purchase contracts, governmental reports, forms, and correspondence

  • Ability to: interact, assist, negotiate, and communicate effectively

Licenses and Certifications

  • None required

Strength Factor Rating - Physical Demands/Requirements

  • Sedentary Work - Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (Occasionally: activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) and/or a negligible amount of force frequently (Frequently: activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Strength Factor Description - Physical Demands/Requirements

  • Standing: Remaining on one's feet in an upright position at a work station without moving about (Occasionally)

  • Walking: Moving about on foot (Frequently)

  • Sitting: Remaining in a seated position (Constantly)

  • Lifting: Raising or lowering an object from one level to another (includes upward pulling) (Occasionally)

  • Carrying: Transporting an object, usually holding it in the hands or arms, or on the shoulder (Occasionally)

  • Pushing: Exerting force upon an object so that the object moves away from the force (Occasionally)

  • Pulling: Exerting force upon an object so that the object moves toward the force (includes jerking) (Occasionally)

  • Climbing: Ladders, Stairs (Occasionally)

  • Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling (Occasionally)

  • Stooping: Bending the body downward and forward by bending the spine at the waist (Occasionally)

  • Kneeling: Bending the legs at the knees to come to rest on the knee or knees (Occasionally)

  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending the legs and spine (Occasionally)

  • Crawling: Moving about on the hands and arms in any direction (Occasionally)

  • Reaching: Extending hands and arms in any direction (Constantly)

  • Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with the hand or hands (Manual Dexterity) (Constantly)

  • Fingering: Picking, pinching or otherwise working with the fingers primarily (Finger Dexterity) (Constantly)

  • Feeling: Perceiving such attributes of objects/materials as size, shape, temperature, texture, movement or pulsation by receptors in the skin, particularly those of the finger tips (Constantly)

  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas/information by means of the spoken word (Frequently)

  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sound by the ear (Frequently)

  • Tasting/Smelling: (Occasionally)

  • Near Vision: Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less (Constantly)

  • Far Vision: Clarity of vision at 20 feet for more (Frequently)

  • Depth Perception: Three-dimensional vision; ability to judge distances and spatial relationships so as to see objects where and as they actually are (Frequently)

  • Vision: Color - The ability to identify and distinguish colors (Constantly)

Working Conditions/Environment

  • Employee is subject to inside environmental conditions

Working Conditions

  • Well lighted, climate controlled areas (Constantly)

  • Frequent repetitive motion (Constantly)

  • CRT (Computer Monitor(s)) (Constantly)


  • Travel in and around office, plant facilities, and job sites required


  • Based on assigned tasks, employee may be assigned a company vehicle requiring the applicable driver's license

ONEOK is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, national origin, gender identity, disability, military/veteran status, genetic information or any other categories protected by applicable law.

The job description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties or skills required for the job and is subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice, in accordance with the needs of ONEOK.

ONEOK is committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request an accommodation email or call 1-855-663-6547​.

ONEOK is a leading midstream service provider and owns one of the nation’s premier natural gas liquids systems, connecting NGL supply in the Mid-Continent, Permian and Rocky Mountain regions with key market centers and an extensive network of natural gas gathering, processing, storage and transportation assets.