Associate Buyer

Associate Buyer
Job Description
Job Title: Associate Buyer
Location: Jenks, OK
Position Purpose:
To purchase and expedite assigned materials, equipment, and services.
Customers and Customer Expectations:
All requisitioners and suppliers of assigned materials, equipment, and services within business units serviced.
Purchase of goods and services which provide the best overall value to KC
Expedite orders to ensure on-time delivery
Gather information relative to source selection and competitive bidding situations.
Make recommendations on supplier performance, alternative sources of supply, etc.
Communicate information to the customer
Other Ad-hoc duties as assigned
This person is responsible to provide value to the business units considering cost-to-use, quality, and service provided. The main challenges are:
Sourcing and supplier selection to ensure customer needs are fulfilled effectively and efficiently
Solicitation of quotations from suppliers
Create and maintain Request For Quote files and on-line summary
Negotiate assigned materials, equipment, and services, as required
Research and/or gather information used in development of supplier profiles and evaluations
Continue developing a working knowledge of applicable K-C policies, CFI's and procedures, as well as related governmental laws and regulations
Qualifications/Education/Experience Required:
Associate Degree or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Five or more years of office experience with functions relating to purchasing is typically required. Communicate effectively and timely both orally and in writing. This position requires extensive knowledge of SAP and MS Office. Current office practices and procedures as well as knowledge of the organization and its business policies and procedures are also required. Attention to detail, good organizational skills and
Typically $2-$12 million of annual purchases for mill
Research, select, develop and maintain adequate sources of supply to ensure that the requirements for assigned goods or services are met with the optimum quality, service and cost to use. The Mill Buyer is expected to work with internal customers in these efforts and ensure negotiations are led by the appropriate procurement representative.
Manage our vendor network for assigned commodities to provide sufficient materials and services to meet our highest short-range requirements, protect against temporary supply interruptions and provide for our long-range growth needs.
Manage the ongoing performance of our vendors so that they conform to our specifications for price, quality, delivery, service and information.
Solicit competitive quotations and coordinate bid analysis in compliance with purchasing procedures.
Provide documentation and record-keeping of materials or services purchased.
Conduct project work to support other buyers or special initiatives as assigned by the Finance Manager.
Apply corporate policies and procedures pertaining to purchasing activities, as well as related governmental laws and regulations, to ensure compliance.
Develop and implement department commodities and supplier objectives and evaluate performance against same.
Develop and implement plans to resolve difficulties arising in the placement and delivery of purchase orders in an efficient and timely manner.
Prepare reports and/or analysis to improve departmental effectiveness, to provide information for managerial decision-making, and to organize data to fulfill project requirements. Conduct a timely and thorough annual Sourcing Strategy.
Contribute to an environment in which all team members are respected regardless of their individual differences and are motivated to improve both their individual and team contributions to achieve desired business results.
Communicate fully with superiors, subordinates and others who have need to know. Be informative without being obtrusive or vexatious. Communicate in a way that is timely, yet prompt; complete, yet concise; candid, yet accurate; and clear, yet responsive.
Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people - nearly a quarter of the world's population - trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With more than 140 years of history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and empowering them do their best work. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.
Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.
This position may require a post-offer/pre-hire Physical Abilities Test (PAT) to confirm that individuals are able to perform the essential functions of the job.
K-C requires that an employee have authorization to work in the country in which the role is based. In the event an applicant does not have current work authorization, K-C will determine, in its sole discretion, whether to sponsor an individual for work authorization. However, based on immigration requirements, not all roles are suitable for sponsorship. This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including pre-employment testing.
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Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:K-C will not provide support for relocation of the chosen candidate for this role, if necessary, relocation will be at the candidate's own expense. However, K-C will provide assistance and financial support to obtain immigration visas and work authorization for the chosen candidate, if needed.
Primary LocationUSA-OK-Jenks
Additional Locations
Worker TypeEmployee
Worker Sub-TypeRegular
Time TypeFull time

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