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Sr. Buyer
Memphis, TN  Posted: 10/30/2019


Sr. Buyer
  • Obtain quotes, prepare and place purchase orders, use judgment and decision making to analyze requirements and proposals for agreement with specifications, delivery and price
  • Receives and reviews approved requisitions. Reviews requisitions for completeness; works with proponents if they have insufficient information to place the order
  • Determines sourcing solution; whether requisitions can be sourced using existing contracts, bid or direct negotiation, utilize from stock where possible.
  • Builds bid packages and analyzes bid response to evaluate the lowest total cost of ownership.
  • Utilizes Oracle procurement for Request for Quotation and order placement.  Attaches all necessary documentation to Oracle documents.  Approves or submits orders for approval, copying expediters.
  • Manages the change-order process; works with expeditor's on returns to vendors (RTV's).
  • Ensures compliance with internal policy requirements, as well as Business Unit specific terms of reference.
  • Create & maintain appropriate order status and supplier performance management reporting for both customer and management visibility.
  • Provide supplier performance feedback to supervisor and local contract proponents.
  • Reports cost savings and cost avoidance.
  • Builds internal networks and fosters internal relationships with proponents, regional and corporate supply chain organizations.
  • Supports strategic sourcing initiatives for specific categories, identifies opportunities for spend aggregation and broader category initiatives.
  • Coordinate with company subsidiaries to exploit sharing and leveraging opportunities and best practices.
  • Assist in development of purchasing best practices approach to deliver efficient services at lowest cost.
  • Maintain high ethical business relationship with suppliers.

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