Buyer III (Contractor)
San Jose de Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica
hace 2 días


Ensure proper commercial activity, administration and execution of overall 3rd Party Goods and Services Procurement activity for various PlantWeb Solutions Group Offices World Wide in support of the Global 3rd party goods and services team activities during the Project Procure-to-Pay Cycle.

Chooses the appropriate commercial obligations to follow the technical specifications and requirements established for Project.

Generally, is responsible for placing Purchase Orders for tangible goods and / or purchase agreements for custom equipment and subcontracts for services based upon project requirements as required by the project purchase requisition.

The Buyer III position includes the requirement for proficiency in developing and issuing all RFx documents, supplier communications, negotiations, BID reconciliation, recommendations for award, order drafting and placement.

Must be aware of project schedule and need by dates, provides follow-up for orders placed to insure on time delivery, administers and invoice / order deviation.

Engages on contract development and evaluation of the contract scope, identifying and escalating critical items to management as needed.

These activities may include :


Lead the competitive exercise in compliance with 3rd party goods and services standards

  • Quality control requisitions
  • Ascertains if requisitions are complete and are in accordance with project documents
  • Develops supplier list for solicitation from ASL, master supplier lists and area knowledge
  • Responsible for short form request for quotation (RFQ) process
  • Responsible for long form RFQ process
  • Bid comparison, rationalization and analysis
  • Price negotiations, payment terms and other T&C’s
  • Supplier recommendation for award to management
  • Mange and expedite internal Purchase Order approval per DOA

    Maintain Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system data to ensure accuracy during the entire Procure-to-Pay cycle

    Works within the Global DOA approval authorities and escalates as required

    Identify appropriate commercial obligations, contract templates and all requirements and technical specifications for delivery

    Identification of execution risks for escalation when needed

    Issue and expedite supplier acknowledgement in conformance to agreed final Purchase Order

    Receive acknowledgement and update ERP system

    Negotiates and records all cost savings

    Creation of Change Orders and its following change the supplier’s contract

    Expedite shipments of materials per project procedures

    Inform local office about status of shipment

    Arrange receiving and inspection of goods whenever it is required

    Coordinate with logistics on custom clearance

    Shipment receipt acknowledgement into ERP system

    Administer Purchase Order reconciliation

    Closure of Purchase Order as per standard policy

    Support overall suppliers evaluation in terms of overall procurement performance

    Support by backfilling on roles as required based on workload / resource capacity limitations demand

    Perform regulations and compliance analysis

    Ensure compliance to Emerson Record Retention policy at all times

    Participate in Category Management support

  • Perform internal and external profiling
  • Participate in cost profile and modeling (total cost / should cost)
  • Prepare market profile
  • Prepare supplier profile
  • Data analysis
  • Participate in bid and market analysis (review Project Management Office comparison sheet)

  • Develop preliminary pricing detail
  • Proactive and timely resolution of all procurement related issues
  • Manage and support Emerson sourcing events
  • Provide management with necessary information on various supply market trends that could
  • Potentially impact company’s overall 3rd party goods and services operations
  • Ensure compliance to Emerson’s Ethics Policy at all times

    MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS EDUCATION Must be a Bachelor degree graduate in Procurement or Commerce, Masters in Management, Materials Management or Supply Chain Management or similar field is preferred YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN DIRECT OR ASSOCIATED JOB DEFINED PROFILE

    5-7 years of relevant work experience


    Certification and active participation in various Supply Chain Management Professional Organization (Institute for Supply Management or its equivalent) highly desired KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES

    In-depth knowledge in various Supply Chain methodologies and best practices

    Demonstrated the ability to perform competitive exercises

    Demonstrated abilities in ERP based systems such as JDE, ORACLE, SAP etc. (Oracle preferred)

    Show leadership potential

    Ability to influence various members of the organization

    Computer literate

    Conversant in Microsoft Office applications

    Excellent professional written and verbal English skills required, special language skills whenever specified

    Dynamic and proactive

    Proven ability to work in multicultural virtual environment and lead / coordinate activities for offices located throughout the world

    Good interpersonal skills

    Excellent team player

    Methodical approach to work

    Can work with minimum supervision

    Conduct root cause analysis (provide solutions / options)

    Excellent sense of urgency

    Flexible approach to work

    Excellent administration skills

    Being multilingual in principal global languages (i.e., English, Spanish, French, Japanese, etc.) may be beneficial

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