This buyer position is responsible for obtaining large industrial equipment, ensuring that quality, cost effective products are delivered in a timely manner. Considerable independent judgment is required to determine prudent procurement decisions.
Issue requests for quotes/proposals (RFQ/RFP) and select best source consistent with cost, quality and delivery requirements
Negotiate and manage long term pricing agreements on critical commodities.
Complete purchase requests with domestic and international suppliers by inputting purchase orders, expediting deliveries, and verifying all transactions.
Handle correspondence concerning over-shipments, delivery shortages, changes in quantity, delivery dates, and prices and report such changes to the interested parties in a timely manner as required.
Act as a liaison between suppliers and involved departments to resolve procurement related issues.
Process non-conforming material requests and RMA requests with supply chain partners.
Authorize payment for purchases by reviewing invoices and related documentation.
Maintain appropriate inventory levels consistent with targeted inventory goals set by management.
Monitor supplier performance by ensuring that product is delivered as scheduled and meets specifications; maintaining appropriate files and records of meetings with suppliers to ensure company requirements are met and that supplier is aware of their performance.
Maintain services and office equipment by conferring with suppliers; monitoring and recording service agreements to ensure terms are met.
Assist internal and external customers by interpreting laws, policy, codes, and regulations pertaining to purchasing; answer inquiries both orally and in writing concerning purchasing operations
Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending workshops and reviewing professional publications.
Contribute to team effort by accomplishing other job related tasks as needed; enabling other workers to achieve their job objectives.
In lieu of degree, 10+ years of relevant experience. AA,BA or BS in Materials Management, Procurement, Business Administration, Operations Planning or a related field.
10+ years of related procurement experience including purchasing, inventory control, contract negotiation, supply management, supplier relationships, basics of Cost Accounting, and tracking budget expenses.
knowledge of SAP processes along with Timberline
Work experience in an EPC Design/Construction environment.
Working knowledge of the legal aspects of procurement and contract law.
Knowledge of import friend movement
Experience in purchasing valves, pipes, and pumps for industrial facilities. Must demonstrate exceptional negotiation skills, planning skills and strong interpersonal skills in order to interact with suppliers and co-workers in a team-based environment.
Must have the ability to handle multiple tasks in a high volume environment with minimum supervision.
Strong computer skills are required, must have experience in Microsoft Office.
Must be eligible to work in the US. Canadians are welcome to apply.
Must be able to pass a drug screen and background checks.
Additional Salary Information: This is a contract position. We pay hourly and not salary. The hourly rate is $30 to $35 an hour. Hours after 40 will be paid at time and one half.
Internal Number: TKS
About IT Network
IT Network is a State of Washington corporation operating in the Seattle / Bellevue / Redmond area and providing Technical Staffing and Contingent Hiring. We provide Engineering and Design Consulting, Engineering & Programming Service, Contract labor, Contract Engineering, and Temporary Employment. We can also provide the manpower with expertise in usage & implementation of various development tools & technologies, project management methodologies, business process analysis & testing, and subject matter expertise related to software development, information technology and heavy industrial engineering.
Our company provides top technical talent to some of the region’s leading companies, including Fortune 500 clients. Our clients continue to come to us because we consistently provide top talent for both short-term and long-term assignments. Whether you need Staffing Services or an Employment Service, we are the Staffing Agency that can provide the person for that that fits the job!