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Tactical Buyer

Company: PDS Tech, Inc.
Location: Mobile
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

PDS Tech Inc. is seeking a Tactical Buyer, in Mobile, AL Position Summary: Responsible for the acquisition of goods and/or services within assigned group. Apply Company general procurement procedures and guidelines. Maximize opportunities to consolidate orders, quantities to acquire higher discounts, related offers. Essential Functions:

  • Applies Company general procurement procedures and rules to acquisition of items and services within the FAL.
  • Is authorized to issue RFQ for less than $100k. Can issue non-competitive P.O.s for less than $25k; must review two or more bids for orders over $25k.
  • Serves as the daily link to the customer validating needs, adequacy of items ordered and delivered; levels of satisfaction with items and suppliers.
  • Develop and maintain an efficient supply chain within designated area capable of delivering goods/work packages (services), matching Company requirements and business objectives.
  • Work with customers to ensure deliverables are in line with contract terms (cost, time, quality) especially on routinely ordered items.
  • Establish, maintain and enhance continuous commercial relationships with suppliers in order to secure work with best-in-class suppliers and to preserve the best interests of the Company
  • Develop understanding and cultivate customers' understanding of the Company savings Programs and work cooperatively to achieve savings even from lower value purchases.
  • Facilitate general procurement transactions to fill business needs and provide internal customers with goods and services in compliance with the General Procurement procedures and guidelines and with the respective commodity strategies and borderlines defined by the Community management organization to the customers' complete satisfaction.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. Additional Responsibilities:
    • Participate on project teams on general procurement projects for the FAL in vendor evaluation, audits, to identify new/alternate sources/suppliers and similar efforts.
    • Engage with colleagues to share information regarding vendors as well as internal customers to identify particularly effective and consistently poor providers to generally upgrade General Procurement services.
    • Establish relationships with customers that enable clear and effective identification of needs and mutual understanding of feedback. Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements:
      • At least three years of general procurement/purchasing experience with technical items.
      • Knowledge of additional functions including: finance, negotiation and communication skills.
      • Exposure to work-focused team(s). Education/Special Qualifications:
        • A Bachelors' degree in Business or Engineering or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
        • Fluency in English sufficient to fully engage in negotiations.
        • Fluency in French, German or Spanish is highly desirable.
        • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment. Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
          • Vision: Able to see to operate a personal computer and create documents; make presentations in small and large groups and observe items, processes, storage areas, delivery systems,
          • Hearing: Able to hear to participate in phone and in-person conversations also able to hear sirens, alarms and other emergency
          • Speaking: Able to speak and conduct conversations often for extended periods of time in meetings, negotiations and
          • EquipmentOperation: Able to operate personal computer and other standard office equipment and to use badge to enter facilities
          • Carrying: Able to carry up to 10lbs/5kg.
          • Lifting: Able to lift up to 10lbs/5kg.
          • Pushing /Pulling: Able to push/pull items over short distances and only on
          • Sitting: Able to sit for long periods of time in meetings; drafting computer-based documents, sometimes with limited
          • Squatting / Kneeling: Able to occasionally squat and kneel occasionally mainly to replace or retrieve items from low
          • Standing: Able to stand for long periods of time, touring vendor facilities, travelling and similar
          • Travel: Able to travel domestically and internationally sometimes on short notice and sometimes for long periods of
          • Walking: Able to walk as needed for extended periods of time and distance for travel; touring vendor premises,PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status. Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:
            • Health insurance
            • Paid holidays
            • Weekly payroll
            • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
            • Completion Bonuses
            • Training
            • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position PDS specializes in Engineering and IT arenas including Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Telecommunications, Automotive, and Energy just to name a few. Our reputation, track record, and years of continuous growth reflect the commitment to quality that our employees and clients experience first-hand. To find out more about PDS, please visit $$$ PDS pays for referrals! $$$

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