Job Order Number: lh21100

Posted on Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:04

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Job Description: 
Buyer Position Open in Torrance, CA.

The Buyer will provide recordkeeping, material ordering and planning services in an effective manner for the Purchasing Department. Responsible for providing purchasing value to the business units considering cost-to use, quality, and service provided.

The Ideal Buyer candidate will:

• Serve as a liaison between Maintenance and Purchasing and Legal.
• Prepare contract and procurement legal instruments, including negotiation of commercial requirements and terms and conditions, obtaining delegation of authority approvals, and ensuring execution of contractual documents.
• Issuance of Purchase Orders in a timely, efficient manner.
• Primary contact between company and outside material providers.
• Document any supplier non-compliances and issue notices of such to all involved parties.
• Facilitate problem resolution between supplier and business unit on issues such as damaged material, warranty repairs, expediting material to meet schedule, etc.
• Adhere compliance with all procurement practices for the purchases of material, which includes bidding thresholds, bid waivers, approvals and other documentation required.
• Work with Accounts Payable on closing of Purchase orders, adjusting material groups, adding new vendors, etc.
• Assist business unit with bid packages for required material. Facilitate and negotiate all material bids over $250 thousand.
• Understand and apply the applicable terms and conditions to the purchase order for the requested Scope of Work.
• Serve as the material/services buyer for products materials or services as needed.
• Provide diligent follow up on open items and communicate regular to all involved on the material status.
• Identify saving opportunities for Company through bidding, negotiation and avoidances.
Desired Skills: 
• Bachelor’s Degree in Materials Management or Business Administration or equivalent work experience.
• 5+ years ‘experience in materials or purchasing or related discipline preferable in a refinery or chemical plant environment.

EOE F/M/Disabled/Veteran

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