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Sr. Buyer - Valencia, CA

Valencia, CA

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Title – Sr. Buyer Department – Technical Purchasing (Supply Chain) We are looking for someone that will purchase technical materials and services under the direction of Purchasing Supervisor to support Environmental Program and New Build. Responsibilities: • Understands purchasing agreements and spot purchase agreements; ensures the timely and accurate delivery of purchase order items under these agreements. Validates orders are in accordance with the terms and conditions of these agreements. • Reviews purchasing requests and requirements; prepares procurement specifications and reviews against company quality standards and budget guidelines. • Evaluates potential vendors; assesses RFQs (requests for quote) process against established criteria, rules, and regulations; selects vendors for RFQs; participates in purchase agreement negotiations. • Interacts with vendors, high-level buyers and management to evaluate products and select vendors. • Maintains purchasing agreement information in the purchasing system. • Assess markets against purchasing commitments and projected needs; recommends cost effective alternatives. • Provides departmental training; responds to escalated purchasing issues. • Applies knowledge of fixed price contracts, weights and measures, world markets, and international exchange rates to optimize business results Requirements: • Four years related experience in purchasing; familiarity with supply chain management. • Ability to communicate clearly (verbal and written) with employees, management, and customers. • Ability to meet deadlines, maintain an attention to detail and accuracy, while working in a team or group environment. • Proficiency in the use of computer business applications, Excel, Word, and have a working knowledge of computerized purchasing systems.

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