On behalf of a client known for successful Business Service Management implementations with customers around the world, Head quartered in The US, at Houston, TX, we are looking to augment its dynamic team, a BUYER with following details.
Position Description Senior level procurement professional with extensive indirect sourcing skills, especially in the Marketing, HR, and Facilities commodities. Candidate must be able to demonstrate high level negotiation and sourcing skills. The Senior Buyer applies application of Supply Chain principles, theories, and concepts to achieve optimal operational results
Key Duties & Responsibilities -Ensure the specifically assigned spend categories and their related supplier relationships are conducted in a manner complaint with company procurement policies. -Ensure assigned suppliers/spend categories are effectively sourced in order to deliver the greatest value to the company. -Verify that price and value analysis supports effective decisioning by the Business Unit and that these and other value determinations are appropriately executed for the sourcing process. -Provides resolution to an assortment of complex problems -Ensure effective customer service by proactively identifying customer / enterprise needs and service improvement opportunities. -Create an understanding of commodities assigned by contributing to gathering market, trend, and price information from key suppliers and other sources. -Responsible for the Business Unit completing its projects on a timely, comprehensive, and provision of value basis: document these accomplishments via reporting systems, tools, and reports. Identify any gaps, make recommendations to correct such gaps, and with management approval execute corrective measures. -Develop long-range strategies for Global Procurement, link those strategic plans to the company-wide vision growth plan and prioritize efforts to implement those strategies. -Gather and analyze data to provide best solution -Exercises judgment within defined policies and procedures to determine appropriate action -Evaluates and reports vendor performance -Applies principles, theories, and concepts that drive results -Negotiation of pricing, supplier terms and conditions -Certification and selection of suppliers in partnership with stakeholders -Manages bid process within specified scope of influence -Interacts with internal and external senior professionals -Coordinates Client intent and expectations with suppliers -Consistently provide feedback to upper management regarding status of projects, activities and/or initiatives - Processes Purchase Orders
Position Requirements -Bachelor degree in Business, Supply Chain Management or related areas; MBA is a plus -CPM, PMP or other relevant professional designation is helpful -5-7 years Purchasing experience -Proven track record of applying Supply Chain principles, theories, and concepts to achieve optimal results -Working knowledge of contractual terms and conditions -Ability to plan and organize self -Excellent Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook skills -Knowledge of using computerized purchasing system (Oracle Purchasing desired) -Excellent oral and written communication skills -Excellent customer service skills -Significant experience managing sourcing projects for a large organization with various Business Units, locations and distributed users -Experience interpreting and negotiating complex contracts within context of an overall project management process. -Project/resource management and prioritization, negotiation, decision-making, organizational, and time management skills... detail oriented. -Change Management Skills
-Knowledge of relevant systems, purchasing module(s) and web sourcing tools in order to source complex initiatives. -Understand and communicate company's purchasing policy and procedures -Knowledge of purchasing and accounts payable interface -Knowledge of general purchasing procedures, regulations, and industry standards regarding purchase of material -Strong Negotiation and Conflict Resolution skills -Ability to develop and maintain close working relationships with peers, suppliers, and customers -Ability to ensure ethical behavior in all dealings with suppliers -Project management, decision-making, organizational, and time management skills. Ability to multi-task and guide and encourage others to do likewise. -Supply chain, commodity & supplier industry conditions, trends, opportunities, competition -Purchasing, payables, inventory, and reporting systems, as appropriate to job -Understand costs and cost driver components (i.e. materials, labor, commodities, facilities, shipping, storage, special technologies and services) -Legal and requirements relating to assigned areas of responsibilities (restrictions, guidelines, general laws, contracts, confidentiality, corporate identity, directives)
Advanced Working Knowledge -Purchasing, vendor management, demand management, and fulfillment processes and procedures -Legal, contract development and project management processes -Provides resolution to an assortment of problems of complex scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors. -Exercises judgment within defined policies, procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.