Buyer

Fresenius Medical Care Southaven , MS 38672

Posted 2 months ago

PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

The Buyer is responsible for all aspects of procurement under Spectra policies and procedures.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Reviews all purchase requisitions for accuracy and supplier selection.

  • Places orders with vendors, confirming item, price, delivery and shipping method.

  • Responsible for the issuance and tracking of all standing orders.

  • Responsible for the placement of standard inventory items to ensure on-time delivery to the warehouse and for key lab services.

  • Analyzes inventory trends. Negotiates routine contracts. Evaluates suppliers using the quote system.

  • Evaluates current and possible new suppliers for cost, quality, delivery and service performance.

  • Negotiates changes with peers/customers and suppliers based on data.

  • Develops pre-negotiation plans based on business analysis and customer needs.

  • Meets with suppliers and customers and focuses on improving relations.

  • Communicates supplier expectations and creates simple cost savings strategies.

  • Updates employees on status of orders as required.

  • Utilizes open order report by monitoring orders for delivery.

  • Processes and maintains all return requests by employees to purchasing with proper documentation to ensure proper credit and/or replacement of products.

  • Assists with data entry as required due to vacation or illness.

  • Provides coverage for other buyers on vacation or sick times.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Additional responsibilities may include focus on one or more departments or locations. See applicable addendum for department or location specific functions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to lift 20 lbs.

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.

SUPERVISION:

  • None

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience.

EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • At least 1 year experience in purchasing.

  • Computer literate in MS Office applications.

  • Excellent customer service skills, as well as familiarity with purchasing functions.

  • Organized and self-motivated with attention to detail.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication.

EO/AA Employer: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Fresenius Medical Care North America maintains a drug-free workplace in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.


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Buyer

Fresenius Medical Care