BUYER / IT AND INDIRECT SPEND NetSpend
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The Buyer ? IT and Indirect Spend is an important member of the Procurement organization, ensuring that the ordering process is fiscally effective and efficient in meeting the procurement needs of internal departments. Under minimal supervision, this position advises and assists as a subject matter expert in the coordination and execution of all activities related to procurement strategy, beginning with intent to purchase through delivery and invoice processing.
This role will be responsible for the procurement of goods and services related to IT hardware and software, HR / Benefits, Marketing, Call Center and Risk and Fraud products. In accordance with business requirements, as well as with company policies and procedures, duties of the position include reviewing requisitions, PO creation, purchase order lifecycle management, spend and vendor analysis, relationship management, vendor negotiations, contract administration and providing customer service to suppliers as well as internal department clients.
Procure products and services in a timely manner using established suppliers, based on purchase requisition specifications.
Creates meaningful spend analysis to help drive strategic cost reduction intiatives.
Leverages negotiation skills and knowledge of costs and cost drivers to negotiate favorable pricing and PO terms and conditions with approved suppliers.
Maintain systems to track the status of purchase orders. Proactively follows up on open PO?s and expediting orders as needed.
Ensures contract terms and conditions are followed.
Resolve problems related to the ordering, delivery, receiving and invoicing from the supplier; determining the source of the problem and taking appropriate corrective action.
Maintain clear, online access, to purchasing procedures and provide training to internal clients as needed. Manages the Vendor Due Diligence process and facilitates new supplier set up in Oracle.
In unison with Sr. Sourcing Manager regularly meet with internal stakeholders to understand spend requirements and projects.
Continually assess the efficiency and effectiveness of procedures. Document and communicate process improvements.
Supports internal and external audit requests as well as SOX compliance issues, record keeping and retention requirements.
Review and evaluate supplier performance, managing suppliers to achieve corporate objectives. Escalate issues to management in a timely manner.
Provide ad-hoc reporting to support purchasing related financial analysis and forecasting.
Coordinates the administration and implementation of new supplier contracts as well as authorized changes to supplier contracts.
Communicate with cross-functional teams, providing purchasing knowledge and technical assistance to ensure standardized purchasing procedures are adhered to.
Assist Accounts Payable Department in reconciliation of invoices in addition to ensuring proper period-end cutoff and accruals.
Respond to regular and ad hoc analysis / reporting requests from Management regarding purchasing, vendor or budget activity.
Perform other duties as required.
4 or more years of relevant purchasing or buying experience; with solid comprehension of procurement policies, procedures and techniques; preferably supporting corporate procurement needs in a financial industry environment.
College course work in business, procurement, finance, and accounting, with a bachelors degree desirable.
Previous experience with strategic sourcing, supply chain management and / or logistics preferred. Contract administration experience preferred.
Proven negotiation skills.
Experience working in an ERP environment required; Oracle experience highly desirable.
Strong work ethic and organizational skills.
Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment and meet aggressive deadlines.
Comfortable working with ambiguity and building a structured environment.
Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills with all levels of staff and management.
Proficient in using MS Office products: Excel, Word PowerPoint and Outlook.
Strong attention to detail with ability to learn quickly.
Analytical mind set with excellent problem solving ability.
Demonstrate ability to provide excellent customer service.
As provided in NetSpend's Background Check policy, eligible candidates may be subject to drug, criminal history, and credit checks, which will be conducted and used in accordance with applicable local, state, and federal laws.
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Austin, TX 78768
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