1210 Purchasing Agent/Buyer - Coordinates activities involved with procuring goods and services for firm. Negotiates with vendors to obtain optimum quality, cost, terms etc. Normally requires a college degree.
The Buyer will be responsible for:
Monitoring supplier performance and managing continuous quality improvement
Maintaining skills and flexibility to manage a variety of categories as may be required
Identifying and developing cost savings alternatives
Researching sources of supply
Assisting internal clients in all sourcing related activities as required
Developing and cultivating positive working relationships with suppliers and with other departments within the organization
Bachelor's degree is required, preferably in Business or related field
Must have knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
Must have contract negotiation skills
Must have knowledge and experience with purchase orders
Must have extensive knowledge and relationships with vendors, materials and service providers
Must also have proven project management experience, the ability to analyze and resolve complex issues, and a team building work style
Good organizational skills
Broad knowledge of all advertising mediums
Strong verbal, written and communication skills
Experience in client service.
The Buyer will be well-informed of other sales representatives from other stores
The Buyer will responsible for demonstrating with clients to present designer buys and opportunities
Will oversee and maintain tracking analysis, spending overviews and buy summaries; develop cost estimates and post buy estimates
Will oversee performance management for Assistant Buyers
Methods: On the job training, power point slides,
Length: 30 days
Trainees: Assistant Buyer, if needed.
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