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Buyer

Location: Dallas, TX
Job # 11820238
Date Posted: 01-09-2019
The Procurement Buyer performs a wide range of procurement responsibilities including: managing the procurement of equipment, materials, goods, and services, developing and administering contracts and amendments; leading/supporting sourcing initiatives; managing supplier and internal stakeholder relationships; responding to supplier inquiries; training internal clients on procurement processes and services; and controlling documentation and transactions to meet Company, Audit, and SOX standards. This individual is also responsible for participating on internal process improvement teams and cross functional initiatives, as required.
 
Key Roles & Responsibilities
  • Manage procurement transactions related to the acquisition of equipment, materials, goods, supplies, and services
  • Manage supplier sourcing process for the acquisition of products and services for Tier 2 suppliers with support and guidance from senior team members. These responsibilities include development of Request for Proposals, pre-bid conferences, response evaluation and scoring, reverse auctions, and supplier negotiations
  • Lead contract development and execution process for agreements of moderate complexity, including: terms and conditions, performance measures, insurance requirements, and managing appropriate internal stakeholder reviews for contract execution, such as business owners, Legal, Internal Audit, and SOX. 
  • Support Senior Buyers, Supply Chain Specialists, and Sourcing Managers on more complex sourcing initiatives
  • Track upcoming contract expirations and communicate status to contract owners and take required actions prior to contracts expiring.
  • Monitor actual spend versus contract forecasting limit, communicate status to contract owners and take required actions prior to actual costs exceeding forecasted level.
  • Manage contract compliance processes (pricing, insurance coverage, etc.).
  • Serve as Contract Administrator for Tier 2 suppliers and potentially Tier 1 suppliers.
  • Review and respond to open supplier inquiries forwarded by Associate Buyer and ensure timely responses are provided.
  • Develop relationships with internal stakeholders and contract owners
  • Manage filing of purchase order and contract file documentation in Supply Chain’s designated system according to documentation standards.
  • Review/audit purchase order and contract files to ensure documentation is accurate and complete
  • Participate and contribute to process standardization and reengineering efforts in order to deliver high quality, efficient, and cost effective solutions
  • Review procurement system buyer activities on a weekly basis, take required actions to meet audit requirements.
  • Assist in the standardization and documentation of processes and procedures as part of team’s process improvement effort
  • Support and promote Oncor’s supplier diversity program
  • Incorporate safety into daily work ethic and buying decision process
  • Develop and maintain product, industry, and market knowledge
  • Performs other duties as assigned
 

Job Attributes
 
Education, Experience, & Skill Requirements
·        High School diploma or equivalent is required. An Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, or related field of study is preferred
·        Minimum of 4 years of direct experience; utility experience preferred
·        Certification or Professional Credentials in Procurement or Supply chain preferred
·        Solid business knowledge and understanding of procurement processes
·        Excellent written and oral communication skills
·        Experienced in managing the end-to-end sourcing lifecycle for initiatives that range from a basic to intermediate level of complexity
·        Solid skills in supplier performance management
·        Basic project management skills desired
·        Experience participating in process improvement initiatives
·        Intermediate application skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
·        Ability to reach agreement and positively influence team outcomes
·        Ability to work with and manage confidential information
·        Ability to negotiate and persuade others
·        Demonstrates Oncor’s core values including: ethical conduct, intensity, respect, excellence, and innovation


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