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Sr. Buyer Corporate Programs at carmax in Richmond, Virginia

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8901 - Corp Office West Crk - 12800 Tuckahoe Creek Parkway, Richmond, Virginia, 23238

CarMax, the way your career should be!
Senior Buyer, Corporate Programs

CarMax is committed to innovating and responding to our Customers. Strategic Sourcing and Procurement is responsible for sourcing and selecting the best goods and services to support CarMax innovation. Want to help us ensure we get the best services and supplies that support 25K+ associates and all locations, including CAF and the Home Office?

The Senior Buyer plays an active role in the procurement of Corporate Programs to include equipment, supplies, and services for CarMax locations nationwide. In this position, you will independently partner across the organization to source, coordinate purchases, manage supplier and customer relationships, negotiate contracts, and manage project implementations.

What you will do - Essential Responsibilities

Supplier Management and Coordination
  • Coordinate purchases of supplies and services
  • Monitor supplier's performance for adherence to contracts and service level agreements
  • Independently resolve supplier performance issues
  • Create and review supplier scorecards
  • Conduct regularly scheduled meetings and reviews with suppliers
  • Analyze purchases with suppliers and regularly identify sourcing or savings opportunities
  • Conduct Requests for Proposal or Information (RFPs and RFIs) as necessary
  • Review industry / commodity data to stay informed of industry changes and trends
  • Support escalated daily procurement operations including performing price / product evaluations

Project Management and Implementation
  • Proactively work with customers and business groups to identify needs and research new products and suppliers
  • Coordinate and lead project teams
  • Implement new programs, products or services for a specific location or on a nationwide / company wide basis

Internal Customer Relationship Management
  • Participate in and lead continuous improvement initiatives
  • Meet regularly with customers to review upcoming projects, product or service needs
  • Ensure customer expectations and requirements are met for categories / spend managed

Contract Coordination and Negotiation
  • Coordinate agreement execution or amendment to support programs
  • Negotiate standard procurement terms with limited supervision or assistance
  • Make recommendations and assist in the negotiation contract terms such as: pricing, length of agreement, inventory stocking, delivery, and service levels
  • Monitor and regularly review existing contracts

Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to build strong relationships and collaborate with other departments
  • Proven ability to lead, motivate, and influence business partners and peers
  • Willingness to challenge upwards appropriately in the best interest of CarMax
  • Strong internal and external customer service and organization skills
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and is results focused
  • Ability to comprehend and apply basic mathematics, provide analysis on procurement related subject matters

Education and/or Experience:
  • Previous procurement/buying and supplier management experience required (5+ years)
  • Four-year degree preferred, but not required
  • Project management experience required (3+ years)
  • Proven success in building relationships

About CarMax

CarMax disrupted the auto industry by delivering the honest, transparent and high-integrity experience customers want and deserve. This innovative thinking around the way cars are bought and sold has helped us become the nation's largest retailer of used cars, with over 200 locations nationwide.

Our amazing team of more than 25,000 associates work together to deliver iconic customer experiences. Along the way, we help every associate grow their career and achieve their best, at work and in their community. We are recognized for our commitment to training and diversity and are one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®.

CarMax is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Upon an applicant's request, CarMax will consider reasonable accommodation to complete the CarMax Job Application .

If you have technical problems when submitting your application, please contact us by phone (888) 922-7629 ext. 3888 or email