Responsible for daily operations of strategic procurement for the Equipment & Materials Category. Assists the Director of Category Management (US) and the Category Manager in leading key teams and integration activities and is able to manage multiple, complex bid negotiations and strategies at one time. Executes standardized strategic sourcing processes for assigned categories. Builds and maintains strong working relationships with internal customers and key suppliers. Provides a balanced focus on customer service and cost savings. Identifies and captures new savings opportunities. Buyers typically work with sub-categories that have spend ranging from (USD)4 Million to (USD)250 Million.
Close working relationships are required with a number of major interfaces, namely: Director of Category Management (US) Assistant Buyer (Procurement) to execute required systems entry and contracts. Legal teams to ensure appropriate contract language Operations teams within the LoB who require the specified purchases as part of the day-to-day operating