Procurement Operations Buyer
National Instruments
Lagunilla, CR, CR
hace 5 días

The Procurement Operations Buyer is responsible for managing tactical procurement related activities in support of the various reports, processes and procedures that are currently supported and managed by the Costa Rica Indirect Procurement Team.

This role will execute daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly tasks in support of our Commodity Managers or Specialists for the Vendor Management Program.

The Procurement Operations Buyer position requires flexibility and organizational skills to understand and prioritize the daily tasks and planned projects to ensure the most optimal outcome.

This person will perform various functions like the submission of Purchase Orders to a global supply base, the management and communication with those suppliers, while helping to foster a positive collaborative relationship.

The buyer will be required to resolve issues and conflicts related to their assigned duties including quality, cost, delivery, and timely payments

As Indirect Procurement is growing into a Global organization, the Indirect Buyer may interact and / or work on projects with other Buyers or Commodity Managers from different geographic regions, besides interacting with other organizations, thus the person needs to show strong networking and teamwork skills.

Core Job Responsibilities

  • Timely and accurate Purchase Order execution
  • Aide in managing tasks that support the VMP Program
  • Owning and managing daily tactical reports or tasks and executing them in a timely manner
  • Resolving issues related to Purchase Orders and Invoice Payments
  • Consistently looking for cost savings opportunities
  • Continuously seek ways to improve, automate, or enhance existing assigned tasks
  • Minimum qualifications

  • University student or recently graduated from Business Administration, Industrial Engineering, Commerce careers or related field.
  • Advanced English communication skills - verbal and written. (B2+ or above)
  • Up to 1 year of experience in similar roles (entry level).
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize, multitask and quickly switch context.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Excel, Power Point and Word.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to interact with team members, internal customers and company suppliers.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment when making decisions, always aligned with the company values .
  • Passion for continuous improvement.
  • Preferred qualifications

  • Oracle ERP experience
  • Knowledge and experience using Power BI and or Tableau
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