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Operational Direct Buyer
Evonik • Mobile, AL
Posted 29 days ago
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This position will be responsible for the supporting various manufacturing sites in their operational procurement requirements. This position is responsible for converting purchase requisitions into purchase orders to secure raw materials and packaging. Additional responsibilities include conducting small dollar bids, analyzing quotations, maintaining vendor master data in SAP, and supporting the strategic procurement groups with implementing strategies and building and updating contracts in SAP. The candidate will be required to comply with Evonik’s Procurement Policy and act in an honest and ethical manner. The Operational Buyer will comply with the guidelines set forth in the ISO Quality and Environmental Management System and execute his or her responsibilities as defined in the RC 14001 Management System.
◾Acts as main point of contact for the procurement needs of assigned sites, independently processing purchase requests
◾Responsible for purchasing raw materials and packaging by converting electronic purchase requests into purchase orders as needed. Utilize SAP to perform daily transactions and maintain key data such as supplier contracts, and source lists.
◾Responsible for vendor selection from vendors who have been approved by the Sourcing management team and Vendor Qualification System, who are capable of fulfilling contracts according to Evonik specifications
◾Conducts tenders between 60T and 200T USD independently and supports the responsible Sourcing Manager for tenders above 200T USD
◾Daily interaction with strategic buyers, Accounts Payable, Evonik Procurement management and other Evonik business and service units as well as external suppliers and contractors
◾Resolve invoice discrepancies in Invoice Track
◾Assists in providing training and troubleshooting for the user community in SAP
◾Act as single point of contact and process expert, responsible for training customers at assigned sites on existing procurement tools and how those tools can be used in their daily work
◾Works closely with Lead Buyers when qualifying new suppliers and implementing new Tier Agreements
◾Enforces compliance to Evonik Purchasing Policy and Procedures
◾Negotiate pricing and terms to ensure competitive costs, quality, and delivery options for small dollar purchases
◾Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal skills required
◾Competency in using Microsoft Office Suite required, particularly Excel
◾Ability to multi task in fast paced plant environment
◾Proven team work and problem solving skills
◾Self-motivated contributor with the ability to work independently through managed objectives
◾Comfortable with a high-volume, processing role
◾Bachelor’s degree or 1-3 years’ purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment
◾Knowledge of SAP Materials Management module preferred
◾It is preferred to have a knowledge of business law, accounting principals, state tax laws, "Occupational Safety & Health Act" (OSHA), "Environmental Protection Agency" (EPA) and state licensing regulations, as well as, a basic understanding of Quality Management Systems and their development.
◾Decisions requiring higher authority are referred to Manager, Director, Operational Procurement.