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Title: Senior Buyer
Purchase computer equipment, materials and professional services through the review of approved material requirements and specifications, creation of competitive bids, evaluation of proposals, and negotiations with vendors / service providers. Develop and maintain network of vendors / suppliers to ensure timely purchases and deliveries.
Responsibilities for this position include the following:
Work with internal operations teams to develop business and commercial requirements, specifications, procurement objectives, sourcing criteria, market and vendor / supplier evaluations, proposal evaluation criteria and models, and purchase recommendations for materials and services, including IT, corporate administrative and financial.
Conduct competitive bids which result in the purchase of materials or services from the best evaluated vendor / supplier derived from the bid evaluation.
Negotiate commercial terms and conditions for capital and operating expense projects, services, purchases, and related contracts under general supervision.
Purchase medium to high value and risk goods and services.
Assist with the establishment of identified domestic and international sourcing and procurement practices and policies.
Develop, prepare, distribute, issue and maintain vendor / supplier lists, sourcing strategies, terms and conditions, bilateral agreements, RFP’s (Requests for Proposals), proposal evaluation criteria, supplier proposals and purchase/service orders.
Meet key performance metrics such as time to market, time to order and cost savings.
Develop process driven practices and improvements ensuring evaluation of entire process from acquisition to disposal.
Mentor career and associate buyers.
Requirements for this position include:
Bachelor's degree in Business or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
A minimum of five years of supply chain experience, or related field of study.
Working knowledge of contract law and the Uniform Commercial Code.
Highly effective in communicating concepts, data, and recommendations to management.
Ability to lead problem resolution sessions with internal customers and vendors / suppliers.
Demonstrated knowledge of e” enabled, third party, supply chain bid systems, i.e. Ariba.
Assessment skills including the ability to review and evaluate proposals.
Ability to negotiate with vendors/service providers including the ability to develop strategies and tactics, and influence decisions.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to work with all levels of an organization; ability to work as a member of a team.
Proficient with the use of personal computers including word processing, databases, spreadsheets, and presentation applications.
Ability to maintain complex records and files in SAP, and hard copy.
Preference may be given to candidates who meet the above requirements and have the following:
High level of proficiency with SAP procurement modules.
Knowledge and experience in the electric utility industry.
Knowledge of traditional procurement organizational policies, procedures, and practices as well as local, state, federal laws and regulations.
At PacifiCorp, we encourage everyone to work together. We embrace diversity and value the distinct and different perspectives our employees bring to the table. We consistently strive to weave diversity into the fabric of everything we do.
PacifiCorp is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening.