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Logistics Purchasing Buyer

Supply Chain & Operations

Casa Grande, AZ      Full-Time

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We are currently seeking a Logistics Purchasing Buyer who will drive purchasing activities with internal stakeholders including finance, logistics operations and business development teams. Activities include developing bid specifications, identifying and vetting potential suppliers, negotiating contracts, preparing bid-recaps, and making sourcing recommendations. 

Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches his or her work with vigor and determination. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in their respective fields, to possess the ability to learn quickly and to strive for perfection within a fast-paced environment.

The Role:

  • Lead purchasing activities with internal stakeholders: finance, logistics operations, production, and engineering departments and develop bid specifications, identify potential suppliers, negotiate contracts, vet suppliers, prepare bid-recaps, and make sourcing recommendations- Conduct commercial review of procurement requisitions and Statements of Work in accordance with business requirements and budgets, including: cost benefit analysis, specifications, performance terms, and/or acceptance criteria
  • Additional Responsibilities
  • Develop and manage supplier relationships.
  • Conduct negotiations and secure comprehensive agreements with transportation suppliers.
  • Maintain a high level of industry expertise and supplier/market conditions
  • Lead the collaboration with Legal in creating, negotiating, and editing optimal corporate transportation contracts and assure compliance with federal, state, local, and corporate policies, regulations, and laws
  • Maintain organized project records and documentation in compliance with local records retention policies
  • Develop and maintain key metrics and executive dashboard on procurement status, cost improvement, and market conditions

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Engineering, or equivalent experience or evidence of exceptional ability.
  • Logistics experience and commercial contract negotiation expertise
  • 3 years of related experience in vendor/carrier management in a Supply Chain or E-Commerce environment with experience in sustained cost reductions
  • Capable of creating written reports, proposals, processes, and project documentation
  • Knowledge of purchasing processes (SOP's, RFP/RFQ/RFI's, PO's, Gap Analysis, etc.)
  • Excellent negotiation, organization, analytical, and communication skills, ability to work in a fast paced environment and deliver high quality results
  • Proven leadership ability and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of INCOTERMS and familiarity with customs, tax, and duty requirements for international shipping
  • Strong experience with supplier performance management and reporting in working with performance metrics, performance scorecards and supplier review
  • Ability to drive change with a long term perspective across multiple functions and transform the business.-
  • Ability to cope with a fast-paced and changing environment.
  • Team player, self-motivated, result-oriented
  • Excellent written and oral communication, and interpersonal skills, including an ability to effectively communicate across all levels of an organization, technical and non-technical audience
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