operational buyer

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This role is part of Supply Chain responsible for procurement. Its responsibilities are at the heart of driving inventory management, so aspiring for excellence must be in your DNA.
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An Operational Buyer is responsible for identifying and procuring the goods and services that an organization requires. They identify external material needs of the organization, find services providers who can supply these goods, negotiate for prices and arrange for the purchase and delivery of the goods.

Procurement Buyer Duties and Responsibilities

To accomplish their primary goal of arranging the purchase of goods that an organization requires, Procurement Buyers perform many tasks

Identify Purchasing Needs

Procurement Buyers determine the purchasing needs of the organization. They work with other parts of the organization to forecast demand and evaluate inventory levels, and take orders from within the organization.

Negotiate with Suppliers

Procurement Buyers negotiate directly with vendors to get the best possible pricing and payment options. They administer project supply, services, and construction subcontracts and purchase orders to suppliers. They also do cost management to identify areas of potential cost reduction and analyze the impact of pricing changes for goods and services

Inventory Management

Procurement Buyers are responsible for the management of the inventory. They assist in the receipt of purchased materials and services to reduce financial impact keeping detailed records of purchases and stocks. They carefully monitor deliveries and any past due shipments.

Supplier Management

Procurement Buyers build relationships with suppliers and manage their performance. They conduct routine supplier business reviews, evaluating supplier performance and compliance.

You are...

  • Self-directed and detail oriented, successful Procurement Buyers have an inquisitive nature and the desire to solve problems with analytical thinking. They have good organizational skills and experience with working as part of a team
  • Deep understanding and professional experience with Purchasing Contracts or VMI
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • Excellent negotiation, customer service and consulting skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strong market knowledge and experience in working across various functions, businesses and regions
  • In-depth knowledge of SAP PR4
  • Must be Bilingual
  • VMS system experience
  • BeeLine knowledge


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