Title:  Senior Buyer

Senior Buyer

The Senior Buyer will review routine to complex proposals, negotiates prices within an established range, recommends suppliers, reviews trends, follows-up on orders placed, verifies delivery, approves payment, and maintains necessary records to ensure purchase at the right quantity, right quality, right price and from the right source.

  • Contacts vendors/suppliers to establish specifications, scheduling and negotiates pricing. Negotiates pricing with suppliers to ensure cost effectiveness and product availability. Purchases products within predetermined range. Obtains approval from manager to purchase products over purchase limit or with a long lead time.

  • Evaluates vendor by considering service level as well as best pricing. Recommends a change in manufacturer to Division when problems with service, price or availability of products arise. Maintains purchase order log noting cost increases and price reductions.

  • Initiates and assists in the study, testing and launching of new or improved products or projects by recommending various alternatives.

  • Continually sources new and better alternative supply sources.

  • Initiates material improvement and development based on technological advancement.

  • Maintains current stock level of regular items at all times by keeping inventory levels within the safety stock and target quantity levels.

  • Ensures that product costs are maintained at their optimum level by negotiating for the fairest and most reasonable price of all purchased items; monitors price trends based on economic, political, and social factors and other reliable price indicators.

  • Assists and coordinates with other divisions/departments in establishing systems and procedures.

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduate of Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Economics, or Accounting.

  • Has at least 3-5 years of experience in procurement.

  • Good command of English language; can communicate well with other divisions and departments, contractors and suppliers.

  • Able to do in-depth cost analysis and to weigh advantages/disadvantages of given transactions.

  • Able to make quick, objective and logical decisions on matters relating to the quality, quantity, price and timing of purchases in the best interest of the company.

  • Willing to be assigned in Ortigas, Pasig (hybrid set-up).

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