BUYER / PURCHASER - Columbus IN 10 MONTH CONTRACT - FULL TIME Location: Columbus, IN Targeted Start Date: 8/1/2012 Summary: Purchase machinery, equipment, tools, parts, supplies or services necessary for the operation of an establishment. Responsible for buying goods and services for use by their company or organization. Major Job Duties and Responsibilities: Review and potentially optimize suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability and other relevant factors Approve purchases of the highest quality merchandise at the lowest possible price and in correct amounts Approve purchase orders, solicit bid proposals, and review requisitions for goods and services Instruct staff on how to resolve problems related to undelivered goods Instruct staff on methods of negotiation, renegotiation and administration of contracts with suppliers, vendors and other representatives Confer with staff, users, and vendors to discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services and determine corrective action Evaluate and monitor contract performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations and to determine need for changes Skills Verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, negotiation skills and interpersonal skills (Required) Ability to analyze financial reports, price proposals and other technical data (Required) Ability to accurately document and record customer/client information (Required) Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations related to purchasing (Required) Knowledge of supply chain management (Typically required) Previous experience with computer applications, such as Microsoft Word and Excel (Required) Education/Experience Bachelors degree in finance or a related business field required 2-4 years finance related experience required Responsibility level Exercises moderate independent judgment with direction from supervisor If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply online. If you are a fit for the position a recruiter will contact you.
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