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as of 27.12.2018

Procurement Buyer (Temp to Hire)

The Procurement Buyer will be responsible for establishing and adhering to purchasing guidelines based on the goals and strategies outlined by HARIBO of America, Inc. The Procurement Buyer will assist the Commercial Manager with cost-benefit analysis, contract pricing and negotiations, and budgeting of multiple departments and projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the entire contract lifecycle, including drafting the agreement, negotiating terms and prices, and
  • approving and executing the final signed contract
  • Lead the strategic sourcing analysis efforts and work with various departments to identify new suppliers
  • Perform cost-benefit analysis and determine opportunities for savings, project efficiency, and strategic sourcing initiatives
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders and vendors to develop scope of work and bid documents for RFPs
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with vendors and suppliers for RFIs and RFPs
  • Generate monthly reports and identify areas for cost reduction as it relates to purchasing, facilities, and office
  • supplies
  • Identify smarter solutions for optimizing processes, while reducing costs cross-functionally
  • Conduct day-to-day purchasing for multiple departments in accordance to HARIBO’s policies and procedures
  • Maintain confidential company information and filing system for purchases and correspondence documents

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Marketing, Supply Chain, or related field                                
  • 2 to 5 years’ work experience within Procurement, Commercial Operations, Supply Chain and/or Finance
  • Understanding of procurement trends and legal terms as they relate to purchasing contracts and framework agreements
  • Outstanding analytical skills and a proven ability to connect data analysis with business issues and decisions
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong relationships and industry network
  • Result-driven, well-organized with a high degree of personal initiative
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; proven ability to negotiate contract terms and agreements
  • Some travel may be required (less than 20%)

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