Title: Sr. Buyer - Experienced in negotiating contracts for professional services Location: Redmond , WA Status: USA Citizen or GC Only Duration: 5+ months Rate: $40 to $50 /Hr (DOE)
Senior Buyer Services - experience negotiating contracts for professional services. Services include training and development services, staffing, repair and maintenance services, corporate services, outsourcing, call centers, health care, advertising, marketing services etc.
Job Summary and Mission This job contributes to our client’s success by providing procurement expertise, project anagement skills, analytical skills and influencing skills to the procurement team. Implements purchasing trategies that support global manufacturing, distribution channels, markets and business units.
Summary of Key Responsibilities Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following: - Develops and implements global procurement strategies to support business requirements; including sourcing, commodity management, negotiation, contracting, inventory control, cost analysis and capacity analysis within the framework of client’s company and social responsibility values. Develops and maintains strategic relationships with suppliers and internal customers to support business requirements. - Develops project plans that define scope,schedule, budget, business impact and risks. Executes plans, identifies and resolves issues or obstacles, gains alignment and communicates to key stakeholders. - Identifies supply and supplier issues. Analyzes information to assess root cause, improvement opportunities and associated risk. Develops solutions and gains consensus to resolve issues. - Leads the design and implementation of measurement tools to evaluate business process effectiveness and supplier performance. - Leads the design and implementation of procurement processes and foundational procurement systems that improve service, efficiency, quality and reduce costs. - Leads the development of requests for proposal, bid analysis, contract negotiations and blanket purchase orders. - Provides technical or product expertise to suppliers and internal customers regarding commodities, products or services.
Summary of Experience
- Automated Purchase Order Management System(s) -5 years - Cost management, including cost reduction -5 years - Direct buying experience including sourcing and negotiations -5 years - Performance metrics development and root cause analysis -5 years - Project management, including project budget management -5 years - Supply chain management -3 years
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities - Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing - Ability to lead and influence cross-functional teams and stakeholders - Ability to work both independently and as part of a team - Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced and changing environment - Understanding of cost, service and quality drivers, market and technology factors, and their impact on commodities, products, and services - Understanding of total cost of ownership such as landed cost, warranty,repair
Job Scope - Annual Managed Expenses >$50 M
Core Competencies Customer Focus - Delivers legendary service that meets and exceeds all customers' expectations Ethics and Integrity - Adheres to values, beliefs and principles during good and bad times Composure - Remains calm, maintains perspective and responds in a professional manner when faced with tough situations Personal Learning - Takes personal responsibility for the continuous learning of new knowledge, skills and experiences Dealing with Ambiguity - Able to successfully function during times of uncertainty and changing priorities Decision-Making - Makes timely and quality decisions based on a mixture of analysis,wisdom, experience and judgment Interpersonal Savvy - Builds effective relationships with all people; up, down and sideways, inside and outside of office. Results Oriented - Gets results and achieves goals