Buyer

Princeton, NJ 08540

Posted: 06/05/2019 Industry: Office Job Number: 8951 Pay Rate: $30.00 - $35.00

RESPONSIBILITES

  • Day-to-day procurement, ensuring that the complete purchasing process is running smoothly and according to Company policy.



  • Support the further development of the purchasing processes for US sites with the help of the Line Manager and the international purchasing team.



  • Train internal users in applying the ERP system and the e-procurement solution.



  • Review requisition orders to verify accuracy, terminology, and specifications.



  • Maintain and update list of prices, get in contact with suppliers, collect quotations and negotiate prices.



  • Manage content of catalogs.



  • Contact suppliers to schedule or expedite deliveries and to resolve shortages, missed or late deliveries, and other problems.



  • Verify invoices and clarify issues with suppliers.



  • Manage vendor relations according to the Purchasing strategy.



  • Coordinate vendor solicitation and selection.



  • Onboard new vendors maintain appropriate documentation and communicate changes to staff as appropriate.



  • Perform and collect due diligence information required for evaluating and approving new suppliers.



  • Prepare supplier s reports and assessments.



  • Develop and write Purchasing documents.



  • Provide support to the Procurement Manager and colleagues as needed.



  • Work with the Purchasing Manager to optimize related areas of spend for procurement activities.





QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA/BS degree with 2-3 relevant experience in a purchasing department.



  • Able to work autonomously, but also as an active team member.



  • Ability to establish good relationships and work effectively with internal users and suppliers.



  • Flexibility / Adaptability - responds to changing needs of the business.



  • Strong problem-solving skills.



  • Detail oriented.



  • Proactive, initiate and recognizes what needs to be done, takes action and accomplishes results.



  • Solid time management and organizational skills.



  • Ability to negotiate.



  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.



  • Proficiency in common office software like Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, experience using ERP and e-procurement systems.



  • Experience with e-procurement and electronic supplier catalogue management also preferred.






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