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Buyer

Bowling Green, KY

Great opportunity to join an expanding global leader as the site level Buyer, supporting category strategy execution and cost management for operating and capital expenditures.  Requires plant level procurement/ purchasing experience in a manufacturing industry. 

Job Description

--- Support site-level category strategy execution and cost management for operating and capital expenditures. 
--- Optimize purchasing within areas of responsibility for cost, delivery, and quality; demonstrate proficiency in category strategy.
--- Utilize the centrally-developed Procurement Policy, aligned business processes and enabling systems, and the strategic procurement methodology and procedures for sourcing and buying local goods and services as necessary, including providing input to the planning of day-to-day operating requirements and capital project needs
--- Assist in RFx processes including developing proper scopes of work, evaluating bids, negotiation preparation and execution, completing and implementing local contracts.
--- Provide procurement-specific support to local site-based end users to complete material requisitions correctly and completely.
--- Execute the procure-to-pay process quickly and accurately to source required goods and services.
--- Reorder materials as needed based on specific requests within defined spend limits and at defined reorder points.
--- Provide leadership, coaching and mentoring to local procurement and warehouse team members (e.g., Buyers I and II), as well as across the broader procurement organization.
--- Support and manage local supplier relationships by conducting/leading periodic performance, business, and financial reviews, based on agreed-upon KPIs.
--- Ensure that suppliers and vendors are informed of their performance results and appropriate resolutions are identified and executed when needed.
--- Process invoices in a timely manner following company procurement policy and procedures.
--- Address inquiries from suppliers and engage appropriate stakeholders, as required.--- A clear understanding of, and practical experience with, enterprise asset management (maintenance, procurement, inventory management), spend management (e.g., Oracle, OBIEE) and enterprise resource planning systems and tools.

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