Job Summary :
The Buyer II is responsible for sourcing goods and services that meet corporate as well as specific business unit needs and objectives, which allow the company to perform tasks more efficiently and provide greater return on investment on goods purchased.
Will lead the vendor selection process, negotiating pricing structures, terms and conditions for moderate to complex purchase orders / contracts, monitoring contract performance, participating in ongoing vendor management, and providing direct responsibility for regional Buyers.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities :
Convert business function requisitions and statements of work to purchase orders, selecting suppliers per policy and procedure, and prices per contract or negotiation, and place with suppliers
Evaluate current and anticipated requirements, determine potential sources, obtain bids, and plan programs to meet business needs
Provide coordination and leadership in procurement activities for assigned commodities
Initiate bid / quote process for internal customers, supplies and equipment; consult with users and outside consultants to develop specifications;
perform bid analysis and make recommendations regarding purchases; prepare and facilitate contracts
Use information from interviews, site visits, seminars, trade shows, internet, commercial and technical publications, and other contacts to develop and maintain an effective vendor base to procure various services, equipment, materials, and supplies
Participate in or lead Sourcing team in strategy development, cost savings efforts, and associated reporting
Review, evaluate, and monitor purchase requisitions for proper authorization, specifications, and compliance
Establish and maintain supplier relationships and monitor supplier performance
Research and resolve receiving and accounts payable issues
Monitor work flow in the department in the absence of the Sourcing Manager
Provide direct leadership / responsibility for the local Buyers to include G&O development in addition to coordinating work efforts to ensure integration and completion of work against expectations
Maintain related metrics to include root cause corrective action
Perform other duties to help proactively drive our FieldCore vision and align with our organization’s core values.
Required Qualifications & Experience :
High School diploma, or equivalent combination of education and experience
5+ years purchasing experience
Experience with procurement and purchasing systems is required
English proficiency required
Minimal travel required
Desired Characteristics :
Bachelor’s degree preferred
Subject matter expert for purchasing practices and procedures, including vendor qualification and performance monitoring
Solid analytical skills and results-oriented aptitude
Advanced computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office and MRP / ERP systems
Attention to detail and outstanding organizational skills
Exceptional oral and written communication skills
Skillful in establishing and maintaining working relationships with departments and suppliers
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment independently and with time constraints
Strong troubleshooting, problem solving and creative thought processing skills
About FieldCore :
FieldCore, a GE company, is an independent, industrial field services organization focused on World-Class Execution across the power generation and oil & gas industries.
We have brought together more than 12,000 of the foremost experts in field services to focus on one thing; delivering excellent outcomes for our customers.
As a global organization, we celebrate the uniqueness of our diverse employees and strive to create an inclusive culture.
Our people are driven by our core values of safety, integrity and quality, and focused by our guiding principles. For more information visit our website .
FieldCore is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, ancestry, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law