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Procurement Buyer

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Hartford
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: 01-31-18
  • Sector: Category Management, Distribution, Logistics, Procurement Operations, Procurement, Procurement Processes, Planning, Supply Chain, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 31/01/2018
Our client, a Fortune 500 Global Industrial Manufacturing organization, is looking to add a Procurement Buyer to their indirect sourcing team to execute operational procurement activities to obtain products and services. This is a newly created role that will provide tremendous growth opportunity and give you the ability to help develop the indirect procurement group. 


This includes managing and supporting requisition and PO processes initiated by the users. The Buyer also ensures that an efficient and effective process is in place for creating and validation requisitions, creating purchase orders, quoting, competitive bidding and contracting.

The Buyer also directs spend to preferred suppliers, ensures that purchases flow through the correct set of process and system steps or “channel”. The Buyer also validates that purchase pricing, terms and conditions are compliant with contracts.
  • Facilitate the purchase of services by clarifying requirements with requestors, soliciting supplier bids, evaluating quotations and selecting suppliers
  • Receive, consolidate and fulfill requisitions for Consulting, Finance, Marketing and IT categories that are assigned to the buy desk
  • Execute tactical contracting utilizing defined templates
  • Leverage existing contracts where possible to fulfill requisitions in order to increase compliant spend
  • Create and foster spend compliance programs / initiatives to reduce total cost and / or increase spend on contract, collaborating with appropriate parties, in category management, legal, etc. as necessary
  • Monitor usage of preferred suppliers, identify non-compliance and educate non-compliant users on the correct process
  • Partner with Category Management to continuously identify and monitor key categories that can be managed by the Buy Desk Agent
  • Coordinate with suppliers and business stakeholders to resolve routine issues such as past-due PO's, match exceptions, price/invoice issue resolution, updating/incrementing PO's.
  • Perform routine and as-needed compliance monitoring to contracts to monitor pricing, delivery and other KPI's as outlined in the contracts
  • Work closely with Accounts Payable to manage the P2P process and resolve discrepancies as required
  • Provide help desk support to end users on P2P system and processes as required
Qualifications and Skills

Education & Experience
  • Bachelor's degree and at least 3 years’ experience in purchasing/ buying roles; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook). Prior experience with Ariba or similar cloud eProcurement system strongly preferred
Essential Skills & Experience
  • Knowledge of market research, data analysis and purchasing leading practices
  • Demonstrable experience in negotiating prices and terms and conditions
  • Knowledge of Consulting, Finance, Marketing and IT category market landscape highly desired
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to motivate and influence others inside and outside of own organizational hierarchy
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and multitask in a flexible, fast-paced and challenging environment
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills; comfortable communicating with senior levels of both business and technology leadership
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