The Indirect Buyer is responsible for managing tacticalprocurement related activities in support of the various reports, processes andprocedures that are currently supported and managed by the Costa Rica IndirectProcurement Team.
This role will execute daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly tasks thatsupport not just Latin America, but global NI employees in various departmentsand geographic regions.
This position will not just be a buyer role butwill also help manage the tools and processes used in the Indirect VendorManagement Program (VMP).
The VMP consists of spending analytics,spend optimization, commercial agreements, payment validation, supplierclassification, supplier performance, and helping to drive the commercialstrategy in alignment to the indirect department the supplier supports.
The Indirect Buyer position requires flexibility and organizationalskills to understand and prioritize the daily tasks and planned projects toensure the most optimal outcome.
This person will perform variousfunctions like the submission of Purchase Orders to a global supply base, themanagement and communication with those suppliers, while helping to foster apositive collaborative relationship.
The buyer will be required toresolve issues and conflicts related to their assigned duties includingquality, cost, delivery, and timely payments
As Indirect Procurement is growing into a Global organization, theIndirect Buyer may interact and / or work on projects with other Buyers orCommodity Managers from different geographic regions, besides interacting withother organizations, thus the person needs to show strong networking andteamwork skills.
Core Job Responsibilities
Preferred qualifications (not required)