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  • Indirect Buyer

    Requisition ID
    2018-3960
    City
    NASHVILLE
    State
    TN
    Position Type (Portal Searching)
    Full-Time
    Location Name
    0003B - PROCUREMENT
  • Overview

    BASIC FUNCTION

    The Buyer is accountable for the execution and implementation of effective procurement strategies. This includes development of short-term and long-term sourcing strategies that align with the Company goals for reducing cost and meeting financial expectations, while managing vendor relationships, project implementation and process efficiencies.

                                                                                                                                                                                                
    The Buyer will manage and execute day-to-day sourcing and procurement duties for various company procurement programs and for the categories of indirect spend assigned. Assist in the day to day oversight of the company requisitioning/ordering systems.  Support the overall business and Procurement strategies, with emphasis on maintaining the existing P2P system and taking an active role in expanding the overall spend under management.

     

    Responsibilities

    MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Ensure that all requisitions and other purchasing processes comply with established policies and procedures, and support the communication to internal customers
    • Review open orders to ensure timely deliveries of critical goods and services
    • Perform financial analysis of categories assigned – i.e. supplier data, category-spend to identify savings and general sourcing opportunities
    • Extract and analyze data from various sources including ERP
    • Benchmark market pricing of indirect supplies and services
    • Lead the strategic sourcing process for the assigned indirect categories including: RFQ processes, analyze prices/quality expectations/delivery dates, negotiate prices and terms, and award and communicate agreements to suppliers
    • Support the implementation of agreements and monitor on-going supplier performance on quality, price, and delivery
    • Administrate established contracts in accordance with their terms and conditions
    • Participate on cross functional teams and with other internal and external resources to achieve SP+ Procurement goals
    • Manage supplier relationships through collaboration and regular business reviews
    • Update and maintain reports and metrics as requested by management
    • Resolve procurement related issues and discrepancies collaborating between Accounts Payables, Operations and the supplier to resolve billing discrepancies
    • Participate or lead specific procurement projects when directed by management
    • Collaborate in the development and implementation of Procurement best practices and process standardization
    • Support different system validation requests and implementation of new e-tools
    • Serve as a support resource for all business units in the use of the P2P system and assist in the development and maintenance of system training materials
    • Complete other duties that may be assigned

     

    Qualifications

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    • College degree and/or equivalent Procurement or Supply Chain experience required.  A.P.P., C.P.M. or CPSM certification is a plus
    • At least 2 years of prior formal Procurement, Purchasing, Supply Chain or Buying experience
    • Excellent analytical, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
    • Strong problem solving skills
    • Strong negotiation skills
    • General knowledge of contracts terms and conditions
    • Must be a self-starter, can self-prioritize, set project timelines, meet deadlines and expectations of Senior Buyers and department leadership
    • Proficient in MS Word and PowerPoint.  Advanced Excel skills preferred (i.e. knowing all functions; graphs, pivot tables, VLOOKUP’s, etc.). Experience with AS400 (iSeries), Gmail, SciQuest/Jaggaer or other P2P platforms (Coupa, Ariba) is a plus
    • Basic understanding of accounting principles a plus
    • High level of commitment to customer service, excellence and teamwork

     

    SP+ is an equal opportunity employer committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, train, and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability or other classes protected by federal or state law. SP+ does not tolerate harassment of or retaliation against any employee or applicant on the basis of these characteristics, or because the individual exercised his or her EEO rights.

     

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