Senior Purchasing Specialist
GEP Worldwide
San Jose, CR
hace 2 horas

Company Overview

GEP helps global enterprises operate more efficiently and effectively, gain competitive advantage, boost profitability, and maximize business and shareholder value.

Fresh thinking, innovative products, unrivaled domain and subject expertise, and smart, passionate people; this is how GEP creates and delivers unified business solutions of unprecedented scale, power and effectiveness.

With 19 offices and operations centers in Europe, Asia and the Americas, Clark, New Jersey-based GEP helps enterprises worldwide realize their strategic, operational and financial objectives.

Are you one of us?

GEP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, sex, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state or local law.

We are committed to hiring and valuing a global diverse work team.

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GEP is proud to be an EEO / AA employer M / F / D / V.

What you will do

  • Identify and resolve PO / PR processing issues
  • Select contract / supplier to fill requisitions in accordance with approved Purchasing strategies
  • Process purchase orders not transacted electronically
  • Provide reports, information, analysis etc. as required, in a timely and professional manner
  • Resolve queries and issues faced by the stakeholders and junior team members in P2P process
  • Identify and communicate supplier diversity opportunities
  • Determine if requested items are available in catalogue and implement predefined action
  • Work with buyers / client group and suppliers to resolve delivery issues and process claims
  • Research and resolve invoice discrepancies & account disbursements
  • Maintain the Vendor Master Records / Updates / New Vendor Setup
  • Work with supplier and end user to resolve invoice, damaged / returned goods, and ship date issues
  • Maintain professional interactions with outside suppliers as well as a strong partnership with client users
  • Establish and follow up on shipping dates with suppliers, resolve issues with supplier / requestor for shipping dates
  • Advise customer of modifications from original requests
  • Obtain price information from approved supplier
  • Generate PO from approved requisition
  • Route high-value items not on contract to Sr. Buyer for resolution
  • What you should bring

  • Education : Minimum bachelor’s degree (or in progress) in Science, Business or Engineering or similar stream or a combination of high school education and relevant experience.
  • Experience : 3-5 years previous buyer / procurement work experience.
  • Languages : Fluent in Spanish and English (spoken and written). Portuguese is a plus.

  • Knowledge of P2P tools - end user functionality, ERP / P2P systems SAP / Oracle (a plus)
  • In depth knowledge of purchase to pay processes
  • Good organizational skills and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Possess strong quantitative, analytical and communication skills with stakeholders & suppliers
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Adhere to all organizational procurement policies and procedures
  • Team player, high motivation, positive, can-do attitude, flexibility
  • Self-starter, sense of urgency, works well under pressure, ability to work in high-velocity environment
  • Good knowledge of MO tools (Excel, PowerPoint)
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