Immediate Buyer Position Available in Rancho Cordova, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 3/2/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

General Summary

Assist Commodity Managers with the purchase of goods, services, and assets for the company

Essential Functions

Assist with RFP’s, RFQ’s and RFI’s for Maintenance Repair Operation (MRO) commodities, assets, and other assigned special projects; analyze responses to determine which response(s) complies with requirements and offers the best value

Assist with managing and monitoring national and local contracts to assure terms and conditions are valid, continuously enforced, and are met and mutually acceptable; ensure all contracts awarded are cost – effective and in the company’s best interest

Review and validate Memos of Understandng (MOUs), Statements of Work (SOW)s and contacts as needed; ensure interests are protected and the risk is identified, minimized, and managed in all contracts and relationships

Establish and maintain productive relationships between customers and suppliers; evaluate suppliers’ performance in meeting contractual, customers’ and Purchasing’s expectations

Assist with supplier certification and evaluation programs; source, interview, and screen prospective suppliers

Coordinate with internal customers to identify needs, prepare specifications, identify options, and ensure purchases meet customer’s requirements and are cost effective

Compile and analyze data for commodity studies, Total Cost of Ownership reports and justification for buying decisions

Stay current on market conditions and trends that may impact flow, pricing, and availability of products

Job Specifications

One year of broad-based purchasing experience in a corporate environment

Knowledge of purchasing procedures, practices, and inventory control

Proven project management, critical thinking, analytical, and problem-solving skills

Excellent verbal and written communications skills

Proficient with MS Office applications including Word and Excel

Competent with each commodity’s technical terms and the ability to document and communicate these terms effectively with suppliers and customers

Knowledge of General Accounting Principles, accounts payable processes, and financial reporting

Added plus - knowledge of Uniform Commercial Code, contract management, supplier management, and contact law,

Ability to regularly exercise discretion and independent judgment in the performance of his/her job duties

Working Conditions

The working environment is generally favorable.  Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust etc.