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190000FM Requisition #

Senior Buyer

The Corporate Facilities Senior Buyer is a strategic setter, collaborator, project manager, and negotiator who applies strong knowledge of service offerings to contract and facility services for the company.  This position executes global facilities projects and buying activities designed to support company operations and growth. This role supports all worldwide facilities activities from inception to close including reviewing and drafting letters of intent and services terms, preparing agreements, monitoring and administrating service performance and expirations/renewals. The right candidate must understand and have experience in facilities management and services provided in support of operating facilities and understanding purchasing agreements including response-time and resolution SLAs. The right individual will also be knowledgeable in the different procurement methods of such a commodity, as well as, understand and negotiate the required agreements for purchasing those items.

  • Developing and executing global category strategies and preparing, negotiating, managing, and coordinating agreements supporting categories related to real estate.

  • Leads the collaboration with business leaders in the establishment and execution of procurement strategies.

  • Evaluates and selects suppliers in terms of quality, service, cost and capability. Ensures competitive pricing and service model versus value proposition, industry trends and market place dynamics.

  • Prepares bid packages, conducts bidder conferences, creates statements of work, analyzes and evaluates proposals, negotiates terms and conditions, selects or recommends suppliers, writes awards, and administers resulting contracts.

  • Manages supplier relationship including pipeline development, relationship development, communications, supplier onboarding, and project handoff to operational area.

  • Skillfully utilizes negotiation techniques to achieve spend targets.

  • Works with various functions within the company including other business units to coordinate requirements, facilitate contract co-terminations, and to leverage spend. 

  • Administers and manages supplier contracts to ensure compliance externally and internally.

  • Executes purchase order placement, administration and maintenance.
  • Keeps apprised of market trends, changes in business practices in the assigned commodity.

  • Tracks cost savings, cost avoidances, and cost increases.
  • Performs various reporting and spend analysis to support the goals of spend management, terms, cost reduction, service levels, and contract renewals.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of purchasing or related experience or equivalent education and experience
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize Microsoft Office applications; Microsoft Excel expertise a must
  • ERP system experience
  • Experience in negotiating agreements and contracts with strong comprehension of legal and commercial terms and conditions
  • Solid knowledge of supply chain requirements, systems, supplier development, real estate categories, and process improvement
  • Ability to lead teams and influence peers and other cross-functional teams; strong communication skills
  • Ability to travel up to 5%
  • Must be able to lawfully work within the US and have unrestricted work authorization for US
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree and 6+ years of purchasing or related experience
  • Experience in working with intellectual property concepts and contractual language
  • Energetic and self-motivated
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • CPM or CPSM Certification
  • Oracle experience
  • Business Objects – Data warehouse experience
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Entrust Datacard Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.



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