These Buyer positions are to fill openings in the General Materials Commodities area, Purchase Specification area and Support Services area of the procurement organization. With support, buyer establishes and manages sourcing and contracting projects to affect the bottom line savings for the company. Develops / compiles solicitation documents, with guidance, and leads the sourcing and contracting process including supplier search, proposal evaluation, source selection, and contract negotiations (cost, price, terms, and award) with support. Select indices and analyze impact on bottom line to support economic price adjustments throughout the life of the contract with support if needed. Advises suppliers on specifications and sourcing procedures, policies, business practices and contract interpretation.Receives and interprets customers' post submission proposal clarifications and/or deficiencies. Knowledge of price analysis sufficient to review unique proposals against previous history, actual and estimated expenditures, and established rates to determine price reasonableness or to determine a negotiation position.Negotiates contracts, modifications, services, and/or teaming agreements consistent with company policies.Maintains up-to-date status and intel of all aspects of responsibilitiesInteracts with management and/or mentor to resolves issues.
Prepares standard contract documentation (e.g., casefile memo, price analysis, negotiation plan and results) i/a/w departmental procedures.
Enters contract data into appropriate forms and databases.
Manages shipments and work with QA and Suppliers to resolve any quality discrepancies
BUYER IMinimum 0-3 years of direct work experience in Procurement / Supply Chain / Inventory Management or related field.Minimum of a B/S or B/A Degree Preferably in Business, Finance, or Supply Chain or a related degree preferred and comparable work experience.BUYER IIMinimum 5 years with BS / BA or 3--5 years with MBA or Certification, of direct work experience in Procurement / Supply Chain / Inventory Management or related fieldMinimum of a B/S or B/A Degree Preferably in Business, Finance, or Supply Chain or a related degree preferred and comparable work experienceWorking towards getting certification in one or more – Lean Certification – green belt, CPSM, ISM, APICS
BUYER IBasic understanding of the various phases of acquisition management and basic understanding of inventory management.Working skills in with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Power Point).Ability to articulate both verbally and in writing procurement summaries and any issues associated with the procurement.Ability to solve problems and schedule issues as well as adapts to schedule changes.Ability to handle multiple categories / systems (multi-task).Ability to work with others in a teaming environment.Organized and maintain a system for keeping track of tasks and priorities.Manages progress payments, prompt payments, and volume discounts with guidance.Develops and manages estimates at completion for assigned categories or systems with guidance.Executes sourcing and contracting activities for the assigned categories / systems or as requested by Management.Ability to build relationships and work effectively with other departments in the organization and external resources.BUYER IIIn addition to Buyer I elements described above:Basic understanding of all types of contracts and selects the appropriate contract type for a specified effort and understands the terms related to each contract type. (Statements of work, Long Term Contracts, Service Contracts, and Basic Ordering Agreements)Possess analytical skills to resolve problemsFlexible individual who is willing to accept new tasks or desk assignments