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MAPFRE Insurance is a forward thinking insurance company offering friendly service from over 2,000 professionals focused on taking care of you and your family. For decades, MAPFRE Insurance has been protecting families and their possessions with quality insurance coverage and a strong commitment to service excellence.
Buyer II/Sourcing Consultant
Research, evaluate, recommend and purchase goods and services in accordance with established company and departmental policies and procedures, within budgetary guidelines. Purchase goods and services may include, but not limited to; printed product, office furniture, print output devices, computer equipment, software, promotional items, facilities equipment, operational supplies and service contracts. The principles and standards of the procurement profession apply to this position. Must demonstrate excellent communication skills. Liaise effectively with suppliers and manufacturers, as well as internal departments and customers to achieve continuous improvements to the company. Analyze price trends and assess their impact on future activities.
Education: Bachelor's Degree or professional level of knowledge in a specialized field, or equivalent, related experience.
Experience: 2 - 4 years - or Associates Degree equivalent plus 4 - 6 years.
Knowledge: General knowledge of industry practices, standards, and concepts within field of work. Applies them to perform work requiring analytical business skills.
Decision Making: Makes decisions related to a wide variety of situations within management limits. Interprets guidelines and procedures, applying judgment and discretion. Decisions influence portions of a project, client relationships and/or expenditures.
Supervision Received: Works independently under general supervision. Work is reviewed for overall adequacy in meeting objectives.
Leadership: May provide training and guidance to less experienced staff.
Problem Solving /Operations/Direct Work Involvement: Develops solutions to a variety of problems, typically of moderate scope and complexity. Refers to and interprets policies and practices for guidance.
Client Contacts: Contacts other departments and or external organizations or parties frequently. Contacts are primarily at or below middle management levels. Communication is primarily task-related and involves creating and delivering varied types of messages and information.
Serve as liaison between customers and suppliers; participate in supplier negotiations. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Excellent organizational, time management, and problem solving skills. Strong analytical skills. Knowledge of procurement information systems is required. Proficiency in the use of desktop applications Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; experience with SAP and Cognos software is a plus. Experience procuring corporate operational supplies required. Experience defining contract terms and specifications while monitoring federal and state laws as they pertain to the purchasing process is preferred. Daily interaction with customers, suppliers, and varying levels of management is necessary; contacts require considerable discretion, judgment, and diplomacy. CPSM or C.P.M. designation is a plus.
MAPFRE is committed to recognizing our employees as our most valuable resource. We know our employees are the foundation for our accomplishments. That’s why we offer so many opportunities to share in the success they help us achieve.
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We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
Internal Number: 2571
About MAPFRE Insurance
For decades, MAPFRE Insurance has been protecting families and their possessions
with quality insurance coverage and a strong commitment to service excellence.
We are a leading insurance provider offering auto, home, life, travel and business
insurance solutions to fit your specific needs. MAPFRE Insurance is the 19th largest
private passenger auto insurer in the United States.
Today, we are represented by a network of more than 5,000 independent agents and
brokers and have regional and branch offices strategically located throughout the
United States. We are a financially sound business reporting more than $2.5 billion in
direct premium writings in 2016.
Today, MAPFRE Insurance products are sold in approximately 19 states across the
country: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine,
Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania,
Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont and Washington. MAPFRE U.S.A. Corp., our United
States holding company, is headquartered in Webster, Massachusetts.