Advantech Solutions, Inc. Chicago , IL 60604
Job Title: Buyer
Location: Chicago, IL
Duration: Contract (ONLY W2)
Obtains and reviews procurement bids. Selects the most appropriate vendors for supplies and services while ensuring compliance with the Model Acquisition Guidelines (MAG).
Places orders via phone or fax with vendors and enters orders into the Lawson Requisition System.
Coordinates product releases and expedites purchase orders to ensure timely delivery of products and services.
Maintains appropriate levels of inventory of critical items.
Solves vendor quality, delivery and other service issues.
Advises users on the Lawson Requisition System, vendor on-line ordering, and the MAG as required.
The level of work is considered intermediate and staff work under general supervision.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Assists with coordinating information for formal and informal bidding on requests for goods and/or services, adhering to Model Acquisition Guidelines or process request through the National Procurement Office (NPO) negotiated contracts
Meets with vendors for purpose of sourcing individual department needs and qualifying new vendors according to the Model Acquisition Guidelines
Meets with Legal staff, Client users and vendors to clarify procurement and processing issues and concerns
Assists with research and interpretation of contractual rights and obligations and the application of the Model Acquisition Guidelines
Purchases and monitors Seventh District stock using the Lawson system, reordering when necessary
Prepares usage reports on an as needed basis
Negotiates and purchases materials equipment and supplies through formal and informal bidding or process through National Procurement Office (NPO) negotiated contracts
Manages the Office Supply Vendor relationship; including electronic ordering training for District users, regular meetings with supplier to monitor performance and provide feedback to NPO as required on supplier performance
Assists with coordinating information for creation of RFx events, assists with market research and interpretation of contractual rights and obligations, assists with data entry of contracts into our procurement applications.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience
3 to 5 years of related experience
5 to 7 years of direct work experience may serve in lieu of degree requirement
Specialized procurement courses helpful Knowledge and Skills
Skills in negotiation
Excellent written and oral communications skills
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Knowledge of Banking standards, policies and procedures
Proficient in computer software applications and knowledge databases
Good technical aptitude (learns new technology and applications quickly) with Ariba experience a Plus
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Negotiation, Office Supply Vendor relationship