Senior Buyer (Indirect Procurement)

Full Time
USA
Posted 2 weeks ago

About Simfoni

Simfoni creates a competitive advantage for its clients through the deployment of advanced SaaS-based analytics and Spend Automation technology. Our disruptive delivery and commercial model allows organizations of any size to access leading technology, supplier discounts, and on-demand procurement services that deliver breakthrough results.

We are an entrepreneurial enterprise, which means that we think and act in a dynamic and agile fashion to respond quickly to opportunities and market demand.

We are in rapid growth mode and are expanding our team and delivery capabilities across North America to support demand for our analytics and Spend Automation technology.

Overview

We are excited to offer the opportunity for Senior Buyers to join our BuyDesk operations. You will be part of a highly skilled team of sourcing and procurement professionals.

Role Definition

You will work with our customers to support their procurement needs operating under the supervision of a BuyDesk Operations Team Leader. The role includes frontline delivery where you will interact with customers to fulfil their procurement needs.

You will work as part of our global network of BuyDesk Hubs to deliver strategy purchasing and higher value sourcing initiatives.

At its core, this role involves managing purchase requisitions from requestors throughout our client organizations and then sourcing and negotiating the required goods and services at the best value from local and international supply markets. Strong negotiation skills, and/or the ability to improve on them, are required as you will be negotiating with suppliers daily.

You will have full access to Simfoni technology solutions including Spend Automation, Analytics, and Sourceforce to analyze spend, assess user requirements, and manage the bid and quote management process for all types of purchases.

Focus spend categories include: Facilities, MRO, IT Hardware and Consumables, Software, Telecoms, PPE, Cleaning & Janitorial Products, Packaging, Print, Workwear & Uniforms, Travel, Transportation Services, Parcels & Couriers. Expertise in these categories is not required. CAPEX category experience related to Facilities, Equipment, and Construction experience is a plus but also not a requirement.

Requirements:

We employ high-performing individuals with analytical minds and strong interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills. Team members are energetic self-starters who manage their time effectively and educate themselves while contributing to dramatic client performance improvement.

Buyer candidates will typically have a minimum of 1 year’s experience and 3 years’ experience for Senior Buyer positions with an understanding of sourcing and procurement processes, including managing RFQs and RFPs.

Graduate Buyer positions are also available with full training provided. Above all, we greatly value aptitude and the willingness to learn.

Key tasks include:

• Sourcing bids for goods and services
• Negotiating supply and commercial terms with suppliers
• Sourcing bids from our supplier network and from the open market, managing quick-bids and supporting higher value sourcing events using our technology solutions
• On-boarding preferred suppliers and content
• Reporting of savings and service performance levels

Additional information and credentials:

• Self-starter with strong problem-solving and analytical skills
• Strong English business fluency (written and verbal) is a must
• Capable of leading sourcing initiatives with minimal supervision
• Team-oriented, supports other team members

Job Features

Job CategorySpend Automation
Base LocationCandidates will be based remotely
Role SpecialismProcurement and Sourcing Operations
Reporting toSimfoni BuyDesk Operations Leader

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