Buyer (Pocatello, ID)
The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses.
These endeavors have been around for centuries and will continue to be a vital part of the global economy.
We currently have a Buyer position available at our facility in – Pocatello, ID.
In the Rocky Mountain foothills, Pocatello offers a university, parks, golf, and outdoor recreation. SUMMARYBuyers will be responsible for monitoring inventory levels and for purchasing supplies or items to replenish those inventory levels. Buyers will order goods/services per requisitions supplied by authorized requestors through the requisitions process at the lowest cost consistent with considerations of quality, reliability of source and urgency of need and to ensure compliance to any contractual agreements that may be in place for said goods/services. This position will work with vendors and suppliers on a daily basis. A buyer will be maintaining supplier contracts and ensuring that the company is paying the right price for each item it is purchasing. This position will organize and assess bids and represent the company in the acquisition of goods and services required to assure on-time deliveries and customer satisfaction. This involves contract negotiation and possible supervisory duties. RESPONSIBILITIESTracks and maintains proper levels of inventory.Ensures timely delivery of products and services.Selecting new products and reviewing old Inventories.Negotiates contracts and prices within delegated limits.Analyzes and selects suppliers, issues and reviews purchase orders; orders inventory replacement items and goods/services as requested by authorized personnel, follows up and expedites as necessary.Maintains relationships with existing suppliers while seeking new ones.Assists in studies of market trends.REQUIREMENTSBachelor's Degree from 4 year college or university (Preferred)Two plus years related experience and/or training. A combination of over two years of directly related education, training and/or experience is desired for this position. Buyers are expected to work with computers and procurement information systems on a routine basis. The buyer should possess skills necessary for negotiating sales contracts or deals. This individual will have excellent analytical and communication skills and will demonstrate a positive attitude in cooperation with working as a team. Adheres to all standards, policies and systems as appropriate. Disclaimer – The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.Combination of education, training and/or experience will be considered for this position. HOW TO APPLYExternal Candidates:Visit www.simplot.com/careersSelect Job SearchSelect Current OpportunitiesSelect All Open PositionsApply to Job ID#7393Please prepare a cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications and submit with your resume via our online application process described above.
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