Jr. Buyer

Location
Alexandria, VA
Posted
Sep 16, 2020
Closes
Sep 22, 2020
Ref
225909
Function
Finance, Other
Industry
Other
Hours
Full Time
Job Summary/Company:

Sparks Group has teamed up with a premium foods company and is searching for a professional and motivated Jr. Buyer. The ideal candidate will have prior purchasing experience with strong communication and analytical skills to provide support for a wide variety of projects. They will assist buying initiatives, vendor evaluations, negotiating pricing, and building strong relationships. If you're looking for a new opportunity to grow your career, apply now!

Responsibilities:
  • Maintain and update procurement vendor and contract database
  • Assist with procurement activities, assess risk and develop plans for the procurement process
  • Support managers with writing purchase orders, buying merchandise, and managing inventory
  • Research and evaluate suppliers to determine company pricing and quality objectives
  • Develop negotiation strategy and assist with contracts under supervision
  • Process purchase orders and related documents; review invoices for payment
  • Act as the point of contact for all stakeholders, maintain communication with management and provide periodic updates

Qualifications/Background Profile:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Business or related field
  • 2+ years of experience as a buyer supporting purchasing operations
  • Proficiency in the use of Windows and Microsoft Office Applications; Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Prioritize workflow and manage multiple deadlines within required time constraints
  • Possess strong verbal and written communications skills with the ability to communicate with teams or present recommendations to increase the efficiency of the processes

Qualified candidates should send their resume AND call Sparks Group for additional details. Please note, resume must include a valid email address in order to be considered. We look forward to discussing your background, your current job search, and your potential career path with Sparks Group!

Sparks Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy, citizenship, family status, genetic information, disability, or protect veteran status.

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