Procurement Buyer

Procurement Buyer

Balance Staffing

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Procurement Buyer
Type of Role: long term Contract
Location: Fountain Valley, CA – onsite 2x a week
Pay Rate: $30-35ph doe

In this role the Procurement Buyer will manage and support the procurement of goods and services for a primary business group and its clients by providing purchasing information to support their business needs. This role will work closely with a Sr. Buyer with opportunity for growth.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support the procurement function and oversees all aspects of purchasing, negotiations, strategy, tool and process implementation for procurement of IT hardware, software, software maintenance, telecommunication, and professional services.
  • Responsible for the RFx process from assisting with the creation of RFx  to project managing the process from issuance of the RFx to final award, in accordance with the defined timeline, for professional services, hardware and software as applicable.
    •  This includes but it’s not limited to developing strategy including sourcing suppliers, issuing the RFx, identifying any risks, negotiating pricing, negotiating the Statement of Work (SOW) and negotiation of any Agreements, as necessary.
  • Assist in managing assigned suppliers by perform Quarterly Business Reviews (QBR), reviewing supplier financial health, addressing supplier performance, issue resolution, confirming resource rate increase eligibility and corrective actions.
  • Place orders with supply base, provide status information on Purchase Requisition (PR) /Purchase Order (PO) to the originators, perform spend analyzes on commodity spend.
  • Prepare and enter PR and contracts into the SAP ERP System ensuring that the expenditure and transaction adheres to the company’s Purchasing Policies and Procedures.
  • Support the Manager with workload assignments, manage incoming user requests, manage incoming supplier requests, and provide guidance to all on the process and procedures related to procurement.

Skills and Experience:  

  • BA/BS in business, purchasing or related field required. Advanced degree preferred
  • 5+  years business experience in purchasing, or strategic sourcing, or project management with at least 1+ years of specific IT procurement highly preferred
  • Excellent critical thinking, problem solving, negotiation skills
  • Effective communication skills at all levels of management
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-starter with excellent business/financial acumen, proficient working with cross-functional teams, including demonstrated motivation, influence, and the ability to drive change across all levels of the organization
  • Effective supplier management skills including demonstrated ability to develop and manage business driven supplier executive relationships
  • Contract management experience (maintain supplier compliance with agreements, keep agreements current, interface with legal counsel as required)
  • MS Office Suite skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project)
  • End of lease management experience preferred
  • CPSM, C.P.M., CSCP or CPTE preferred
  • Bi-lingual (English, Korean) desired

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Balance Staffing is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. 

 

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