19 days old

Buyer

Mosaic Sales Solutions
Chicago, IL 60602

Overview

The Buyer is responsible for purchasing goods and services in support of the activities of the Sr. Manager or Director Procurement. The geographic focus will be the North America region and address both the Acosta and Mosaic line of businesses. Manages relationships within the Manager/Director/Sr. Director of the supported category of spend: business unit leaders, retail operations, CSBI, food service, finance, information technology and Mosaic.

Responsibilities

\u2022 Understand and execute best practices, category innovation, and strategic supplier relationship management.\u2022 Act as subject matter expert in key category of spend & vendor management; develop and execute best practices, category innovation, and strategic supplier relationship management.\u2022 Identify and establish key vendor relationships supporting the business requirements; source, vet vendors against key procurement risk criteria and manage ongoing vendor relationship.\u2022 Negotiate pricing and vendor agreements in accordance with business budgeting requirements and corporate cost savings objectives. \u2022 Collect proper documentation to ensure vendor compliance. Escalate non-compliant vendors and facilitate reconciliation process with non-compliant vendors to business needs. \u2022 Address all non-compliant purchasing activity with the Business and Finance.\u2022 Identify and execute against areas of opportunity for cost savings impacting the spend category supported.\u2022 Reviews bid proposals and negotiates contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority.\u2022 Maintains procurement records such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance, and inventories.\u2022 Support the Business on all audit and Client MSA compliance, as well as other Procurement Initiatives as needed.\u2022 Provide weekly and ad hoc reporting on spend compliance and engagement.\u2022 Develop weekly and ad hoc reporting on spend compliance and engagement.\u2022 Approve Purchase Orders in accordance with the Corporate standard DOA spend authorization limits.\u2022 Maintain vendor, risk, procurement engagement and compliance trackers.\u2022 Establish sourcing best practices based on business need.\u2022 Support execution of purchasing functionality within ERP; vendor database management, purchase order execution and items receipt and maintenance.\u2022 Discusses defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action.\u2022 Performs other duties as assigned.\u2022 Execute sourcing strategies, request for proposals, supplier negotiations, contracts and risk management.\u2022 Develop and execute sourcing strategies, request for proposals, supplier negotiations, contracts and risk management.\u2022 Provide vendor operation and pricing expertise to the business unit supported. \u2022 Support budgeting and client RFP responses of the business unit supported. \u2022 Develop budgeting and client RFP responses of the business unit supported. \u2022 Vet vendors against key procurement and risk criteria on assigned business projects.\u2022 Identify and establish key vendor relationships to deliver cost savings or rebate opportunities to the business unit supported; sourcing, MSA execution, vendor negotiation, and relationship development. This includes any dispute resolution with the vendor.\u2022 Develop and manage vendor scope, schedule and budget to meet the needs of the business; collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, manage expectations, communicate impact, escalate challenges, provide alternatives, etc. \u2022 Three to five years of purchasing / procurement experience, preferably in the sourcing of marketing services categories of spend (e.g. print and promotional items; production; video services, etc.).

Qualifications

\u2022 Three to five years of purchasing / procurement experience, preferably in the sourcing of marketing services categories of spend (e.g. print and promotional items; production; video services, etc.).\u2022 Experience working with an ERP/Purchase Order System (Oracle Fusion preferred).\u2022 Experience managing a budget, some P&L experience a plus.\u2022 Some experience in negotiation strategies with suppliers and contracting commercial terms for review and approval of stakeholders and legal.\u2022 Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. \u2022 Excellent communication skills and a commitment to customer service.\u2022 Leadership skills and professional attitude.\u2022 Must be proficient with various software applications including Microsoft Word and Excel. \u2022 Strong teamwork and collaboration skills. \u2022 Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and meet competing deadlines with the available resources. \u2022 Knowledge of the major responsibilities, accountabilities, and organization of the functions responsible for procurements of materials, components, equipment, and services.\u2022 Familiar with practices and procedures for procurement of materials, components, equipment, and services.\u2022 Knowledge of methods, tools and documentation of evaluating, selecting, and certifying suppliers and partners.\u2022 Knowledge of process and practices for managing a variety of contractual agreements.\u2022 Familiar with contractual and legal matters related to expenditures such as consulting services, maintenance agreements, hardware and software acquisitions, outsourcing, etc.\u2022 Detail oriented and process driven.\u2022 Strong communication skills and a commitment to customer service.\u2022 General awareness of the marketing industry and competitive best practices.\u2022 Ability to adjust and adapt in a fast paced environment.\u2022 Three to five years of purchasing / procurement experience, preferably in the sourcing of marketing services categories of spend (e.g. print and promotional items; production; video services, etc.).\u2022 Experience working with an ERP/Purchase Order System (Oracle Fusion preferred).\u2022 Experience managing a budget, some P&L experience a plus.\u2022 Some experience in negotiation strategies with suppliers and contracting commercial terms for review and approval of stakeholders and legal.\u2022 Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. \u2022 Excellent communication skills and a commitment to customer service.\u2022 Leadership skills and professional attitude.\u2022 Must be proficient with various software applications including Microsoft Word and Excel. \u2022 Strong teamwork and collaboration skills.

Posted: 2019-11-19 Expires: 2019-12-19

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