Senior Buyer

Orlando, FL, Florida

Job Type: Contractual
Minimum Experience:
Recruiter Name: Melody Papa

Job Description

Sr. Buyer

Orlando, FL 32801

Contract for 6-12 months

Hybrid remote/on-site


Job Purpose:

  • Responsible for procurement of supplies, equipment, materials, and services.

  • Administers purchasing processes in accordance with company policies and procedures.

  • Act as a liaison between internal and external customers, suppliers, and internal departments.

  • Oversee complex, specialized, and non-routine purchasing processes.

  • Provides consultation, performs negotiations, and develops effective professional relationships with internal and external customers.

Primary Functions:

  • Evaluate Request for Proposal (RFP) from suppliers and make recommendations to management during the selection process;

  • Collaborate with others to plan projects, establish goals/requirements, best project approach, assess risks, develop strategies, establish terms and schedule needs; collaborate with various internal teams and external suppliers for purchasing supplies, equipment, materials, and services selection;

  • Assist end-users and collect information related to bids; ensure bids accepted are valid, responsive and meet company policy and procedures;

  • Research market and suppliers for the most cost-effective and competitive pricing for materials and services;

  • Coordinate and participate in evaluation committee meetings;

  • Purchase equipment, materials, services and supplies; negotiate buying terms with suppliers (price, quantity, delivery terms);

  • Create and process contracts, extensions and amendments; review contracts and purchase orders to assist end-users with projects;

  • Create Purchase Orders (PO) from order requisitions; run and manage order requisition report for division team; issue PO to suppliers for acknowledgment;

  • Apply working knowledge of Florida Statutes;

  • Identifies new business opportunities consistent with business short and long-term strategies;

  • Responsible for managing the purchase of materials and services, both indirect and direct; that have high dollar value and high risk, safety, and liability implications;

  • Consult with leadership on purchasing projects to anticipate issues, scope risk, and resolve complex problems;

  • Provide support and leadership when running processes with users;

  • Applies understanding of larger impact when making purchasing decisions regarding scope of work and risk;

  • Provide status reports on all purchasing activities; prepare and develop related presentations to leadership;

Skills Required:

Working knowledge of all, but not limited to, the following:

  • Purchasing practices

  • Contracting

  • Applicable statutes, industry regulations and company policies and procedures

  • Cost accounting as it relates to price and cost analytics

  • Project management

  • Ability to communicate with impact both verbally and written;

  • Exhibit negotiation skills;

  • Build effective professional relationships with both internal and external customers;

  • Ability to anticipate issues that potentially may arise in purchasing process;

  • Ability to make arithmetic computations using whole numbers, fractions and decimals, rates, ratios and percentages;

  • Ability to collect statistics to perform basic cost and price calculations;

  • Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) and standard office equipment (telephone, computer, copier, etc.).

Experience Required:

  • Utility/Government procurement experience

  • Minimum of six (6) years of experience working in Purchasing, Supply Chain or related field;

  • Training in all, but not limited to, the following is required within the first six (6) months of hire:

  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems

  • Purchasing laws

  • Complex Contract Administration o Advanced Negotiations

Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business, Engineering, or a related area of study from an accredited college or university

  • Education requirements can be substituted 1 for 1 for experience.

Additional Information:

  • Hybrid remote/on-site Expected duration: 6-12 months *

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