Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.
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Location: St Louis, Missouri
At Edward Jones, we help clients achieve their serious, long-term financial goals by understanding their needs and implementing tailored solutions. To ensure a personal client experience, we have located our 14,000+ branch offices where our more than 7 million clients live and work. A typical branch office has one financial advisor who meets with clients face-to-face and one branch office administrator who enhances the team's ability to build deep relationships with clients. Headquarters associates in St. Louis and Tempe provide support and expertise to help U.S. and Canada branch teams deliver an ideal client experience. Edward Jones currently has more branch offices than any other financial services firm, and we continue to grow to meet the needs of long-term individual investors.
The The Buyer role consists of several responsibilities related to the negotiation of primarily routine purchases, managing vendors and reporting.
The Buyer is responsible for negotiating vendor contracts on behalf of business units, with a primary focus on low value and low complexity purchases. Negotiations include contract terms and pricing. This role requires the Buyer to work with the business unit to understand requirements for vendor engagements, along with Senior Sourcing Managers for routine purchases against complex contracts which have already been negotiated. This role requires an ability to build relationships within the Sourcing Office in order to execute objectives aligned with Sourcing Strategies specific to Business Unit plans.
Buyers must also possess the ability to manage certain supplier's performance and implement corrective action plans where necessary and as specified in the applicable legal documents. Buyers assist with the management of the supplier's performance and implement corrective action plans where necessary and as specified in the applicable legal documents. Buyers are required to forecast spend levels for each vendor program during planning and monitor spend throughout the year by managing expense codes for vendor programs and ensure compliance with expense management processes
Buyers compile and distribute standard reports, key measures and ad hoc reports for senior leaders. Applicant must be able to interpret the needs of report recipients in order to create deliverables which can assist leaders in making actionable decisions.
In the role, Buyers must: