• Location
    Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Job type
  • Category
    Office, Clerical & Administrative - Administrative Assistant

This candidate will work w/ procurement managers, deal with SaaS, needs to be able to work independently or w/ a team at times and have very strong communication skills.

The main function of a buyer is to purchase machinery, equipment, tools, parts, supplies or services necessary for the operation of an establishment.

A typical buyer is responsible for buying goods and services for use by their company or organization.

A purchasing agent is responsible for the purchase of machinery, equipment, parts, or services necessary for the operation of an establishment.

Job Responsibilities:
Analyze market and delivery systems to assess present and future material availability.

Develop and implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies, and procedures.

Direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in buying, selling, and distributing materials, equipment, machinery, and supplies.

Locate vendors of materials, equipment or supplies, and interview them to determine product availability and terms of sales.

Represent companies in negotiating contracts and formulating policies with suppliers.

Review purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy.

Verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, negotiation skills and interpersonal skills.

Expert ability to analyze financial reports, price proposals and other technical data.

Expert ability to accurately document and record customer/client information.

Expert leadership and mentoring skills necessary to provide support and constructive performance feedback.

Expert knowledge of applicable laws and regulations related to purchasing.

Expert knowledge of supply chain management.

Previous experience with computer applications, such as Microsoft Word and Excel.


Bachelor's degree in finance or a related business field required.

10+ years finance related experience required.

CPSM/CPPM/CPP (Certified Professional Supply Management; Certified Professional Purchasing Management; Certified Purchasing Professional) preferred.

Strong negotiation skills and contracts management experience in IT, Professional Service, HR, Marketing, Travel or Logistics. Supports Indirect Services and Technology

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