Southwest Key Programs Austin , TX 78719

Posted 2 months ago

Job Summary:

The Buyer is responsible to ensure the Program is in compliance with the requirements from the Corporate guidelines. The Buyer will research, evaluate, and buy products to meet the local regional office Programs daily operational needs. Buyer will electronically submit all orders requested by the Program.

Essential Functions:

  • Prepare, process and/or review program generated purchase requisitions/orders, as required.

  • Track the status of outstanding orders and back-orders.

  • Work as a liaison with local programs and accounting department.

  • Ensure staff follow electronic procurement processes.

  • Interact with the suppliers as needed.

  • Collaborate with the Program to assess and evaluate the performance of suppliers.

  • Coordinate with Corporate Procurement team to investigate problems with invoices such as receiving errors, price discrepancies, incorrect quantity, and/or item number listed.

Other Functions:

  • Special Procurement projects, as assigned

  • Purchasing liaison between corporate and local programs

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Three (3) to five (5) years of procurement/purchasing experience

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel

  • Team Player

  • Ability to work independently

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy


  • Bilingual English/Spanish

  • Associate degree or Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business administration, or related field

Physical Demands:

Must be able to read, write, and communicate both verbally and in written form to express and exchange ideas. While performing the responsibilities of this job, the employee must be able to access all components of work station and other office equipment. Frequent typing, writing, bending and twisting. Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment:

General office environment with moderate noise. This position is mostly sedentary, sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods. A busy environment with many unscheduled interruptions. Frequent computer use at workstation for extended periods of time. Public contact position requiring appropriate business apparel.

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