Category Buyer in Canton, GA at Johnson Service Group

Date Posted: 11/4/2019

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Job Description

JobID: 376797

Category Buyer

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and responsibly for SAP Materials Management module from requisition approval, Supplier inquiry via Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) to the completion of a total cost model for final supplier selection (Required).
  • Identify & qualify potential new suppliers in order to expand the approved supplier list and drive down the cost of goods purchased.
  • Participate in development of Procurement Strategies for the Hydrogen business and adopt related strategies to your working environment
  • Support project cost controls group with supplier standard cost at the project proposal phase and mass loading into the SAP Material Master standard cost.
  • Prepare and issue Request for Quote (RFQ) to selected bidders as per project procurement strategy and coordinate RFQ and organize commercial and technical bid clarifications with Engineering, Project Procurement Management (PPM) & Project Management (PM).  
  • Evaluate and negotiate the quotations of bidders and prepare bid analyses (TCO evaluation sheet) and issue recommendation to Project Procurement Manager
  • Conduct final price negotiation in close cooperation with the PPM to Prepare and issue purchase order to selected supplier.
  • Issue and negotiate claims due to non-conformities NCRs and Supplier Corrective Actions Requests (SCAR) with short term and long-term countermeasures.

Education and Experience Required:

  • BS/BA in Business, Engineering, Construction Management or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Three (3) years’ plus experience with the material category from key suppliers in the market to understanding should cost models (Required).
  • Certified Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) Experience with inventory management via SAP MM using Min, Max and Reorder Point triggers. (Preferred)
  • Experience with SAP Material Master (Item Numbers), Purchasing Information Records (PIRs), Outline Agreements (Contracts) and Source List (Preferred)
  • Experience with inventory management via SAP MM using Min, Max and Reorder Point triggers.
  • Experience with the SAP ERP/MRP business management system required.

Skills Required:

  • SAP Requisition que / cockpit management
  • Updated Purchasing Information Records (PIR) and/or Outline agreements in SAP to maintain supplier material records for pricing, lead time and key information for future purchases.
  • Auto PO Generation via SAP MM source list and vendor master management.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply basic fundamentals of procurement laws.
  • Ability to read and understand commercial implications of specifications, drawings, documents and other related information.
  • Ability to identify commercial risk and minimize associated consequences.
  • Effective computer skills; Microsoft Office Software, with excellent skills in Excel.  SAP/MM and other Company and discipline specific software applications, preferred.
  • Effective communication skills both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Company.
  • Excellent negotiation skills and knowledge of commercial terms and conditions
  • Comprehensive category knowledge.
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective organization skills including the ability to prioritize and plan work
  • Effective skills to work on multiple projects simultaneously, detail oriented with ability to do multi-tasks.

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