The Global Procurement and Travel Organization is looking for an enthusiastic individual who would like to join us as Category Buyer.
The associate will focus on : PO processing, requisition approvals, bidding / quotation processes with preferred vendors, Invoice on Hold resolution and disputes, internal customer care management (associated with training and explanation of procurement policies and procedures), and order tracking.
This person will closely work with the Category Sourcing Lead, the Regional Buyers, and Project Managers to deliver products and services in a timely fashion.
The Buyer has an important role in negotiating favorable terms, volume discounts and long-term contracts with suppliers for the procurement of goods, services and supplies.
Likewise, they are involved in
Purchasing in support of customer-related business processes or for internal use
Discussing defects and delivery problems with suppliers and negotiating refunds
Coordinating with operations, maintenance, warehouse and engineering to ensure proper scheduling and movement of goods and supplies
Supporting the execution of corporate strategy for global procurement of functional and other complex services
Managing vendors and performing dispute resolution on behalf of the company
This role will be responsible for
Procuring approved products and services from suppliers and Value Added Resellers (VAR) at the lowest cost possible, consistent with considerations of quality, reliability of source, and urgency of need.
Issuing Requests for Quotes, analyze quotes received from suppliers, select and recommend suppliers and schedule / track deliveries.
Preparing orders and follow up to expedite delivery and shipment of products.
Processing and maintaining Purchase Order files to ensure efficient operation
Provide administrative support to Purchasing Managers
Participate in other projects and tasks that are needed by the organization
Ensure requisition data quality in transactions entered by internal customers and Equifax process / policy compliance
Key Responsibilities :
Procure materials, services, and supplies
Issue Requests for Quotes, contact suppliers, and review bids
Issue purchase orders and ensure data quality
Arrange timely deliveries of assigned items
Bilingual (C1 level ideal or B2 as minimum)
College degree or advanced student in a career related to Industrial Engineering, Purchasing and Logistics, Business Administration, Commerce, Supply Chain or other Engineering / Finance Career OR High School Diploma with +3 years of work experience in Procurement / Purchasing OR Accounts Payables OR sales / retail customer processes
Microsoft Office (Including EXCEL) and / or Google G Suite
Excellent professional communication skills
Customer service oriented, goal oriented (ability to meet deadlines) and teamwork characteristics
Additional Skills :
Knowledge ERP systems such as Oracle R12 (iProcurement) is not mandatory but ideal
2 -3 years of prior work experience in managing accounts payables, sales / retail customer care or procurement related departments will be beneficial;
previous work experience working with purchasing organization in MRO (facilities) or Services or IT will be ideal
Familiarity with quotation processes