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Associate Buyer
Ref No.: 17-04753
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Position Type:Full Time/Contract
Start Date / End Date: 11/27/2017 to 04/01/2018
Paladin Consulting is currently hiring a Associate Buyer to join our team working onsite at our client's office located in Fort Worth, TX. 

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Job Title: Associate Buyer
Work Location: Fort Worth, TX 
Duration: 4 month contract with option to extend or hire
Education/Experience Required: 2 to 5 years experience required

Job Description & Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for procurement of materials, components, supplies and/or services for the company in accordance with standard operating procedures, contract requirements and federal acquisition regulations.
  • Establishes source of supply, negotiates price, delivery date, and other necessary commitments based upon authorized requisition that maintains consistency with the Program/Requisitioning Unit requirement and compliance with company policies and federal regulations. 
  • Provides guidance and information to requester that includes communication of procurement actions and assist with special or complex requirements. 
  • Maintains procedures to assure follow-up and administration of purchase order and subcontract files. 
  • Coordinates requisition requirements with requester. 
  • Assists in the preparation of reports with organizations and customers to comply with various laws, company policies and standard operating procedures. 
  • Contacts suppliers, secures bids and places orders.
  • Assists with the reviewing of documents and selection of most suitable supplier for the stated purchase. 
  • Negotiates price, quality and services to be provided to the company. 
  • Makes decisions on obtaining the best value towards price, schedule and terms for the company and the DI customer 
  • Provides pricing in support of Business Development efforts. 
  • Maintains procurement records and recommend procedural changes to improve procurement results. 
  • Supports the goals and objectives of the company as a part of a work group or team member. 
  • Negotiates and settles with suppliers regarding damage claims, rejections, losses, return of materials, over shipments and cancellations. 
  • Interacts with A/P to assist and ensure completion of purchase order/invoice processing cycle. 
  • May require site visits in support of establishment of new suppliers 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 
  • Title of Supervisor: Senior Director, Sourcing
Skills & Qualifications:
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills. 
  • Good analytical skills. 
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Applications. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to negotiate with suppliers. 
  • Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) preferred. 
  • Additional knowledge/skills may be required by contract or assignment
  • Bachelor's degree in associated discipline is preferred. 
  • One (1) to three (3) years' business experience with at least 6 months in a Buyer/Procurement role.
  • Government procurement experience is desirable. 
  • Purchasing, CPIM or related certification preferred.
  • Additional experience/education may be required by contract or assignment

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