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Procurement Buyer

This procurement buyer will primarily be responsible for the execution buying supporting the JROC focus factories.
Purchases materials and/or commodity products. Evaluates bids, negotiates price, delivery, quality and service. Follows up on all awards through completion of order. Negotiates with suppliers regarding rejections, return of materials, over-shipments, cancellations and engineering changes. Participant on the Supply Chain Commodity Teams – teams that evaluate and rate our suppliers, relative to production capability, performance and delivery.
Responsible for low/high dollar procurements and tactical maintenance of all procurement systems (i.e. - expediting, de-expediting, purchase order maintenance, Rejection and Disposition Notification, Revision Change Notification). Ability to communicate effectively with both internal and external customers and work in a team environment.
  • Issue RFQs, evaluate bids, select suppliers, and place PO’s. Negotiate price, delivery and service.
  • Support Blanket Purchase Order awards & inventory programs
  • POC for ensuring delivery dates are met, handling over-shipments, cancellations, and receiving issues. 
  • Responsible to confirm all purchase orders through completion of delivery 
  • Ensure supplier compliance via an internet portal (eXpo PO tracking)
  • Follow-up on all awards through completion of order
  • Expedite Purchase Orders to meet operation ‘need dates’ - work with the suppliers to support unexpected demands
  • Monitor critical shortages daily and work/negotiate the premium requests from suppliers with Planning
  • Use Oracle EBS/ASCP daily to analyze planning needs, update orders, create new PO’s and add line items
  • Assist with invoice reconciliation using PeopleSoft when necessary
  • Responsible for data attribute accuracy - LT updates, min/mult updates and sending data steward requests
  • Bachelors degree and minimum 4 years of prior procurement experience 
Preferred Additional Skills:
  • ERP Business Systems and Agile (configuration mgmt.), experience a plus
  • Strong computer application skills - Excel, Word and Outlook as minimum
  • Enjoys working with people, developing relationships and sharing knowledge
  • Ability to communicate effectively (professionally) with both internal and external suppliers
  • Strong interpersonal, organization and communication skills
  • Strong follow-up skills are necessary
  • Analytical, problem solving
  • Muti-tasking capabilities
  • Positive attitude