Buyer 3 - 4453 - US in Greensboro, NC at Volt

Date Posted: 9/21/2021

Job Snapshot

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    72 weeks
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    Volt Branch
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Job Description

***Now hiring for a Buyer***


The Buyer/Category Manager for Corporate Services (CM) is responsible for maintaining relationships with internal stakeholders at all client sites and managing interactions with suppliers. The CM is responsible for developing strategies, proactively identifying opportunities, engaging, and partnering with internal stakeholders to lead contract negotiations and managing Category / Sub-Category suppliers to deliver Customer expectations while ensuring alignment across the organization.

  • Maintains business partner relationships with internal stakeholders and acts as a commercial key point of contact for category / sub-category activities.
  • Responsible for Supplier contract execution & management.  Prepares and reviews SOW and leads the implementation of comprehensive Supplier agreements in coordination with our client Legal contracts team, internal stakeholders and other client support areas as applicable.
  • Manages supplier relationships and supports our client globally.
  • Always works within the code of conduct, ethical, and legal boundaries of the purchasing profession.
  • Analyzes Spend, formulates, and implements strategies to mitigate risks, improve service, deliver high value sourcing and innovation, achieve savings and payment term objectives, and drive standardization across the organization to enable our client growth objectives.
  • Develops, communicates, implements, trains internal customers and monitors Sourcing & Procurement policies, procedures & systems.
  • Responsible for oversight of PO structure, timely purchase orders submittal and follows-up with suppliers on orders and related issues.
  • Prepare and present reports to Management.
  • Leads supplier evaluation and selection process with key stakeholders. Formulates RFP's and RFQ's. 
  • Reviews supplier performance issues to ensure those get resolved effectively and promptly.
  • Responsible for Vendor set up and onboarding

Required Skills

  • SAP systems experience related to maintaining responsibility for system data integrity, to ensure disruption free supply of materials and services.
  • Proficiency with MS Office package, with high degree of knowledge in MS Word, Excel & PowerPoint.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Strong drive for creating value for internal customers.
  • Ability to anticipate roadblocks and issues with suppliers, contracts and deliverables and take proactive steps to resolve.
  • Ability to clarify complex situations and gather consensus with internal and external audiences.
  • Self-managed / motivated: the ability to independently set priorities, meet commitments and desire to seek valuable improvements.
  • Ability to keep multiple projects, assignments or task moving forward simultaneously.


  • BA/BS in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain Management or related field of study.
  • 5 or more years of Contract experience and Procurement experience.
  • Experience with Government contracts a plus
  • CPM or CPSM certification a plus, not required.
  • Must be a U. S. Person

Volt is an equal opportunity employer.