Portland, OR
Sunday, December 17, 2017
$55k-$72k/yr DOE
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Responsible for purchasing and negotiating materials, equipment, and/or services from suppliers. Prepares and evaluates supplier quotations and services to determine most competitive solution based upon a total cost of ownership. Responsible for supplier quality and overall performance. Responsible for establish standard costs for purchased materials. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular spend area. Is responsible for supplier performance management directly.


-Completes basic level negotiations and analysis following prescribed procedures
-Uses existing contracts and understands department initiatives and strategies
-Executes projects under leadership of experienced purchasing associates Prepare sourcing data and reports for research on potential suppliers following prescribed procedures
-Follow-up the status of purchase orders with vendors to ensure timely delivery
-Identify various vendors for one product / services, conduct reference checks on vendor, front end with the vendor to explain the requirement, get and validate the quote, first level negotiation and conduct cost effectiveness analysis
-Report and recommend the potential vendor based on merits and cost
-Responsible to follow the prescribed procedures, implementation of functional initiatives and coordinate with other functions and vendors to ensure the requirement is met just on time
-Uses limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
-Directly involved with supplier performance management

-1-3 years of experience or related experience preferred in the field of Purchasing, Material Control and/or Production Control with high value placed on manufacturing related purchasing experience.
-Four-year degree in the fields of Supply Chain management, business, industrial engineering required.
-Computer literate in Microsoft Office, SAP a plus.
-Diversified commodity exposure in components, raw materials and/or services.
-International purchasing experience beneficial. Ability to work effectively in cross-functional team.

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