Category Buyer in Atlanta, GA at Johnson Service Group

Date Posted: 10/31/2019

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JobID: 376781

A world leader in industrial plant construction, engineering and planning is looking for a Category Buyer on a temp to perm basis for their Atlanta, GA office. 

The Category Buyer is responsible for a thorough understanding of a typical workflow involved in the Procurement of goods and/or services for large projects throughout the Supply Chain process and understanding of the category of Hydrogen projects via the completion of the 3-bid process with existing approved supplier and identify new suppliers in the market place. The Category Buyer will also receive, verify and understand fabrication schedules and will communicate to the project team the feasibility of the provided schedules.


The Category Buyer shall be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • 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.
  • Learn and abide by the Linde Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct. Demonstrate honesty, integrity, and professionalism in all communications, actions and decisions.


  • 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.
  • 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.

Johnson Service Group is large national staffing company with 25 offices in the United States. We have been named to the Staffing Industry Analysts as the top 50 fastest growing companies in the United States for 5 consecutive years.

Please email resume to Allen Mudalel