Associate Buyer

Associate Buyer
Duration: 12 months 
Location: Portland, Oregon 97232
 
Description:
 
Responsibilities of this position include the following:
 • Authorize purchases on behalf of the company.
 • Purchase warehouse stock and direct buy materials to support plants as assigned.
 • Ensure all procurements are made in accordance with company policy and guidelines.
 • Assist with developing procurement objectives that support the overall procurement strategy as well as business, commercial, and technical requirements that support the business needs.
 • Apply and implement identified domestic and international sourcing procurement and practices.
 • Maintain network of suppliers to ensure timely purchases and deliveries.
 • Negotiate costs for materials and services.
 Requirements for this position include the following:
 
 • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, business, or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
 • One year supply chain, logistics, accounting, finance, or equivalent experience. Master’s or other advance degree in supply chain management or a related field may be substituted in lieu of experience.
 • Basic knowledge of supply chain methodologies, models, and procedures.
 • Hands-on on experience in sourcing power plant or industrial components and services.
 • Proficient with the use of personal computers including word processing, databases, spreadsheets, and presentation applications.
 • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to work with all levels of an organization, and the ability to work as a member of a team.
 • Ability to individually problem solve, prioritize work assigned, and communicate to stakeholders.
 
 Preferences:
 
 • Two-three years of supply chain experience. 
 • Proficient with Microsoft Excel 
 • General knowledge of SAP procurement modules or other ERP. 
 • Knowledge and experience in the electric utility industry. 
 • Knowledge of company and organizational policies, procedures, and practices as well as equipment, materials, and service purchases, reliable sources of supply; local, state, federal laws, and regulat

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