Buyer

Location: Manati, PR
Date Posted: 02-12-2018
RESPONSIBILITIES 
1) Provides all category specific site procurement services to designated functional customers.
2) Serves as primary linkage between users and suppliers on a day to day basis; facilitates the sourcing order placement process if needed and manages suppliers to ensure quality and service levels are maintained; resolves problems and service issues.
3) Develops relationships with site customers to ensure purchasing is involved at an early stage to influence buying decisions and optimize negotiating leverage; focuses in particular on the development cycle and demand management.
4) Works with site customers to identify new opportunities and takes a proactive cost avoidance role and involves global category leads as appropriate.
5) Works with supplier and site customers to identify improvements and opportunities in how we do business together; seeks ways to expand existing categories; seeks ways to improve overall service performance.
6) Monitors and ensures compliance with master contracts through exception reporting and communication with users.
7) Works with Global Category Leaders to develop tracking and service measures and then monitors and acts on them on a regular and timely basis; measures include cost savings, customer satisfaction, vendor performance and strategic partnerships.
8) Facilitates implementation of cross-site commodity agreements at the site level.
9) Communicates with other site purchasing leaders and global category leaders to leverage other buying opportunities not covered by master contracts.
10) Participates as necessary in the development of local standard costs and periodic company-wide strategic sourcing teams.
11) Responsible for unique local purchases those are not covered by the company wide master contracts; negotiates with suppliers utilizing strategic sourcing principles.
12) Coordinates local information requirements for central information systems (e.g. SAP); provides training and trouble shooting services.
13)Negotiates, develops and reviews biding and major procurement contracts.
14) Supports Latin America sites (as required and necessary) in network rationalization activities and implementation of company wide directives.

REQUIREMENTS 
  • Bachelor Degree in Business Administration or a scientific/technical field.
  • Three (3) years experience in Purchasing / Material Management.
  • At least two years of experience in Project negotiations within the manufacturing/soft services industry.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English and Spanish.
  • Computer literacy, knowledge in SAP (purchasing modules) or computerized purchasing systems.
  • Strong customer service orientation with excellent analytical, interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills.
  • Have a proactive, creative and analytic approach to continuous improvement in delivering procurement services and identifying new opportunities.
  • Able to work under pressure and willing to work irregular hours, weekends and holidays, when necessary.
  • Self starter and organized
  • Capacity to interact effectively with people from various areas with diverse skill sets
  • Able to exercise good judgment in special situations
  • Ability to keep work pace and/or meet deadlines.
  • Willing to travel within and outside Puerto Rico (US, Latin America).
Ultimate Solutions Corp is an equal opportunity employer. 
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