The Operations Buyer is part of the Procurement Operations group and works with internal customers and suppliers to procure and realize savings for goods and services. The position requires management of purchasing strategies at assigned locations, whether implementing existing strategies or developing new partnerships with stakeholders. The position will adhere to and communicate Procurement policies and procedures during the purchasing process. The position will reconcile service and technical issues with vendors, and manage relationships between internal customers and vendors. The operational buyer will assist in procurement of project materials.
Purchasing SME and first level of resource & potential technical help to field operations staff.
Review purchase requisitions for completeness and place orders with approved suppliers.
Foster close working relationships with branches and departments including Sales, MFG, Engineering, Production, Parts and Service.
Works with stakeholders to solicits, evaluate, negotiate, and decides upon proposals for goods and services not covered under existing contracts.
Manage relationship between internal customers and suppliers.
Process requisitions to create PO according to current SOP's and distribute accordingly.
Complies with contract & sourcing strategies from procurement managers for execution of purchases.
Identifies consolidation and savings opportunities of local spend.
Participate when necessary to negotiate price, delivery, quality and service.
Follow up on project purchase orders until completion.
Relay cost change information to appropriate stakeholders.
Resolve pricing discrepancies or other requisition / PO issues.
Receive, analyze, and resolve supplier inquiries, service issues, disputes, and payment discrepancies.
Perform one-off exception purchases, negotiate final pricing terms, and select suppliers based on demand.
Participate in supplier performance and feedback assessments.
3 + years' experience in operational purchasing.
Knowledge of Oracle ERP and Ariba Procure-to-Pay systems or equivalent systems.
Demonstrated working ability to work with direct and cross-functional teams.
Demonstrated knowledge of purchasing key fundamentals.
Able to lead by ensuring adherence to purchasing practices, compliance and guidelines.
Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills required in interacting with both internal and external resources.
Must have analytical skills necessary to evaluate the cost effectiveness of purchasing options and planning for major commodities.
Must be able to read, and interpret, terms and conditions of contracts.
Ensure supplier compliance and policies are met.
Perform day-day purchasing operations functions.
Advisors management of opportunities to improve cost, performance or process using facts, research & analysis.
Gather, update and distribute reports.
Special projects assigned by management.
College degree or industry certifications
Relocation benefits may be available to current active full time thyssenkrupp Elevator employees subject to applicable eligibility criteria. Relocation benefits are not available to external candidates or candidates on a temporary assignment with the company.