Florence, South Carolina
Job Type
US$ 19.00 per hour, $19 per hour + none
Ref. Number
Shoemaker,Andrea, Spherion
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Job Description

Buyer Responsibilities:
- To support client's day to day buying needs through preparation and completion of RFQs and emergency spot buys to facilitate the order process within Client's e-procurement system
- Resolve issues where suppliers have rejected an order for price, obsolescence, product line discontinuance, supplier minimums and or supplier order quantities, etc.
- Maintain working relationships with suppliers including order placement, on-time deliveries, and cost savings
- Assist site with expediting services for existing orders as required
- Understand and follow published commodity strategies and support the maintenance of the commodity notes
- Manage transactions to established guidelines for the Purchasing transaction types and internal timing expectations
- Adhere to catalog standards/item content to ensure accurate and complete descriptions, reasonable ships within times and images where available
- Serve as the plant point-of-contact for Client Sourcing and Purchasing personnel concerning informational needs
- Initiate working relationships with new suppliers to support Client's procurement strategies while improving the service delivery and cost savings requirements of the customers. When offered an alternative item from a supplier, escalate to appropriate plant representative for review and approval
- Manage supplier training programs, technical evaluations and / or new product offerings to enhance the customer's experience

Working hours: 1st Shift

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
--Knowledge of purchasing practices and standard purchasing systems
--Ability to perform cost analysis
--Capable of conducting price and term negotiations with suppliers that meet customer goals and commitments
--Demonstrate skills in verbal and written communications
--Customer care skills
--Ability to problem-solve
--Time management/meeting strict deadlines
--Attention to detail

Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temp-to-perm or direct hire opportunities, no one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

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