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Senior Buyer in Scottsdale, AZ

About Us
Republic Services is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste. Through our subsidiaries, Republic’s collection companies, recycling centers, transfer stations, and landfills focus on providing effective solutions to make proper waste disposal effortless for our 14 million customers. We’ll handle it from here., our brand promise, lets customers know they can count on Republic to provide a superior experience while fostering a sustainable Blue Planet for future generations to enjoy a cleaner, safer and healthier world. Why Work with Us Our Company cannot thrive without great people devoted to serving customers, the community and the planet. We hire the best people to make Republic a great place to work. We are focused on attracting talented individuals across professions who are as committed to serving customers and the planet as we are. We strive to create a workplace that's meaningful and rewarding to our 33,000 employees. That's why we are proud to be recognized as Best Large Employer by Forbes, World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere, and Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2018 Corporate Equality Index.

Job Description
With limited supervision, the Senior Buyer leads, executes, and documents the planning process of the annual order cycle including replacement and growth for key categories. This includes utilizing effective project management and communication tools to capture the requirements of various stakeholders as well as managing the change order process. The Senior Buyer also implements negotiation and cost reduction activities with suppliers and works cross-functionally across divisions and suppliers to drive continuous improvement to the order management and delivery process.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Preferred Qualifications

Principal Responsibilities
• Plans and executes the annual order cycle, generating the yearly equipment Master Plan and communicating to stakeholders as needed.

• Works with Finance partners to develop draft and final capital budgets.

• Assists in developing supplier framework and parameters to drive price control, identifying and incorporating key external data sources into price and cost analysis, including benchmarks and indices.

• Maintains appropriate knowledge of suppliers’ new equipment and options.

• Coordinates and conducts the annual order confirmation meeting and the annual spec review meetings.

• Maintains, controls, and improves ordering tool and works diligently to improve its capabilities.

• Supports Procurement leadership and partners with category managers within assigned categories to negotiate new prices, preparing for, and developing strategies and tactics for negotiations by developing a list of major ASKs, and aligning with leadership on expectations, boundaries, constraints and viable alternatives.

• Establishes a process with suppliers to improve the execution of growth and/or emergency orders.

• Conducts moderate to complex spend analyses to understand suppliers’ price and cost in support of assigned categories.

• Develops and implements cost reduction, cost avoidance, and cost containment programs.

• Negotiates with suppliers to achieve savings for the business, offering alternative solutions for a win-win outcome.

• May coordinate activities of Buyer(s) within the category, including assigning and delegating work. Ensures that priorities established by leadership are effectively communicated and properly implemented.

• Works proactively with field leadership and fleet personnel to capture their needs and provide assistance and training to help maximize program/process results.

• Communicates regularly with suppliers, analyzing and evaluating their performance and developing and managing a scorecard to evaluate key suppliers’ performance metrics.

• Communicates regularly with internal stakeholders to maintain knowledge of the stakeholder’s business and new business opportunities, anticipating their needs and requests.

• Works with Finance and Operations Support teams to understand new business contracts and to establish requirements for original equipment manufacturers (OEM).

• In partnership with OEMs, establishes the requirements and logistics for “Ready-Chassis” and “Ready Trucks” and manages associated risk.

• Conducts training of key business partners on equipment ordering tool.

• Adheres to equipment standards and ensures stakeholder compliance with such standards.

• Leads in the effort to incorporate continuous improvement and drive consistency within the assigned category.

• May occasionally travel up to 5%, sometimes on short notice.

• Performs other job-related duties as assigned or apparent.

The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or related field.

• 3-5 years of experience in supply chain management, engineering, finance, accounting or business-related field.

• Supply Chain, Continuous Improvement, Six Sigma, or Lean Sigma experience.

• Proficiency with MS Word, Project, Excel, Access and eProcurement systems.

• Knowledge of the heavy-duty truck market.

• Strong negotiation and research skills.

• Strong analytical skills with a focus on detail, cost drivers, and total cost of ownership.

• Ability to effectively communicate, both written and verbally, with customers and stakeholders to build strong internal and external relationships while maintaining a high sense of urgency and customer focus.

• Ability to effectively manage multiple projects or tasks with varying and sometimes competing timelines.

Rewarding Compensation and Benefits
Eligible employees can elect to participate in:

• Comprehensive medical benefits coverage, dental plans and vision coverage.

• Health care and dependent care spending accounts.

• Short- and long-term disability.

• Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance.

• Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP).

• Employee discount programs.

• 401(k) plan with a generous company match.

• Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).

Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Posted Date:12/7/2017 10:58:32 AM
Job Type: Exempt
Req #: 38092BR
Location: 04225: Scottsdale-14400 N. 87th St,
Job Category: Procurement
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