Assistant Buyer

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DPS Engineering is looking for a capable Assistant Buyer to aid in our bidding, negotiations and procurement requirements on the many projects that DPS performs for its Life Science clients. This position will work with the Procurement Manager, Procurement Specialist, Engineering and Construction personnel to coordinate the RFQ/ITB process, negotiations, purchase order and subcontract awards, expediting through to delivery of material and/or completion of work on schedule and within budget. This position offers room for growth within the department and other operational functions.

Category:
Purchasing Personnel
Location:
Massachusetts
Years of Experience Req.:
2 +
Date Posted:
23/02/2021
Days Remaining:
302
Employment Type:
Full-time
Education Level Req.:
Bachelors

Position summary:

DPS Engineering is looking for a capable Assistant Buyer to aid in our bidding, negotiations and procurement requirements on the many projects that DPS performs for its Life Science clients. This position will work with the Procurement Manager, Procurement Specialist, Engineering and Construction personnel to coordinate the RFQ/ITB process, negotiations, purchase order and subcontract awards, expediting through to delivery of material and/or completion of work on schedule and within budget. This position offers room for growth within the department and other operational functions.

Key responsibilities:

  •    Contact vendors and subcontracts and maintain a positive vendor/subcontractor relationship
  •    Research new suppliers and make recommendations to the buyer
  •    Organiz701673.772631e vendor and subcontractor data base
  •    Issue request for quote and invitation to bid packages
  •    Receive and distribute proposals
  •    Review proposals from a commercial aspect
  •    Complete commercial bid analysis and recommendations
  •    Issue purchase orders and subcontracts
  •    Enter purchase orders into system, ensure receipt of order acknowledgements/confirmations and verify costs
  •    Maintain equipment status reports for projects
  •    Identify, communicate and mitigate any potential lead time issues
  •    Develop and maintain necessary records and files for efficient operation
  •    Logistics
  •    Invoice review and submittal

 Job Requirements:

  •    Excellent organiz701673.772631ation skills
  •    High proficiency in MS Office and ability to quickly learn operating system
  •    Knowledge of Procore and Deltek is a plus
  •    Ability to work with minimum supervision and independently prioritiz701673.772631e work without missing deadlines
  •    Ability to handle multiple issues simultaneously
  •    Strong analytical skills and math aptitude
  •    Clear communication skills (both verbal and written)
  •    Problem solving/troubleshooting skills
  •    Vendor resourcefulness
  •    Negotiation skills
  •    Intermediate to Advanced Excel skill required

Qualifications/Education:

  •    Degree in business, economics, marketing, or related field required
  •    2 – 5 years of experience
  •    Familiarity with an ERP system such as Deltek, Visual, SAP, Epicor, JDE is added plus
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