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13 Feb 2018

Buyer Senior – Projects

Job Description


 Position Summary:  Experienced and fully proficient buyer responsible for initiating purchasing requests made by departments; Contacts vendors, and requests materials and follows-up to ensure delivery date and payments are made


 Essential Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Aggressively negotiates PO pricing, deliveries, and terms and conditions with domestic and international suppliers

  • Drafts and issues RFQs

  • Seeks and evaluates new sources of supply

  • Resolves pricing discrepancies

  • Generates return to vendor if delivery is incorrect

  • Maintains an awareness of current market conditions and information to keep abreast of sources and prices

  • Participates in and implements supplier consolidations, national agreements and supplier process improvement initiatives

  • Keeps abreast of procurement requirements and insures suppliers understand procurement priorities and meets delivery requirements

  • Pursues target costs with suppliers in an aggressive manner.

  • Make substitution recommendations where savings in cost or better delivery can be realized.

  • Obtain and analyze quotations on nonstandard items and continually audit prices of standard materials and supplies.


 Required Skills or Tools:


  • Proficient using inventory system

  • Oracle preferred


 Preferred Education/Experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university (Masters Degree preferred);

  • Over twelve years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience


 Physical Strain:


  • Must be able to work under pressure

  • Must be able to work with the team in developing improved work processes for the department

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