Procurement Operations Buyer
National Instruments
Lagunilla, CR, CR
hace 7 días

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

  • Timely and accurate Purchase Order execution
  • Aide in managing processes that support the VMP Program
  • Owning and managing daily tactical reports or tasks and executing themin a timely manner
  • Resolving issues related to Purchase Orders or the VMP process
  • Consistently looking for cost savings opportunities at the supply base
  • Continuously seek ways to improve, automate, or enhance existingassigned tasks
  • Qualifications

  • Currently studying (senior year) or recently graduated from BusinessAdministration, Industrial Engineering, Commerce careers or relatedfield.
  • Advanced English communication skills - verbal and written. (B2 min)
  • Experience 0-1 year of experience in similar roles.
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to prioritize, multitask and quickly switch context.
  • Intermediate to Advanced MS Excel, Power Point, and Word
  • Strong interpersonal skills to interact with team members, internalcustomers
  • Ability to exercise good judgment when making decisions, aligned withthe company values
  • Passion for continuous improvement.
  • Minimum one year 1 on your current role atNI.
  • Preferred qualifications (not required)

  • Oracle ERP experience
  • Knowledge and experience using Power BI andorTableu
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