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Indirect Buyer - Corporate (remote)

Company: Patterson Companies
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Patterson isn't just a place to work, it's a partner that cares about your success. One of the distinguishing marks of our company is the talented people who embrace the people-first, always advancing, and results-driven culture. Professional growth abounds in this motivating environment. We value the diverse talents and experiences our employees bring to Patterson and believe that they build a stronger and successful organization. The Indirect Buyer - Corporate -is responsible for managing the procurement activity in assigned categories to drive cost out of the organization and support efforts for compliance to current processes and policies. This role will be the subject matter expert in the assigned indirect categories and support other categories including but not limited to HR, marketing, finance, travel, meetings & events, facilities to establish tools and processes to measure the all-in profitability and develop the plans for continued engagement and improvement. - Additional job duties will include coordinating creation of quotes; Creation of Purchase Requisitions, etc. This role will be accountable for driving initiatives that lead to the development of additional value, improved operational efficiencies, and long-term cost avoidance. This position requires a strong ability to multi-task and be proactive in maintaining a broad scope of operational activities while being detailed oriented - Responsibilities

  • Serve as the primary interface for day to day procurement ordering for Patterson
  • Serve as the primary contact for procurement's POs and Invoice reconciliation
  • Periodically obtain quotes in a timely manner based on validated customer requirements
  • Understand and interface with business partners regarding renewal order forms, ensuring requests meet and comply with all Patterson polices and guidelines
  • Participate in development of best practices/processes within procurement
  • Analyze frequent spend and develop recommendations for improvement in spend and acquisition cost
  • Achieve annual cost savings
  • Partner with Receiving, Accounts Payable, and internal customers to resolve goods receipts and invoice errors
  • Initiate Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA's) and Statement of Work (SOW) to potential suppliers
  • Engage with new Supplier Agreements and drive initiatives at the local business unit
  • Performs other duties as assigned Qualifications
    • Bachelor's Degree, or relevant experience or other related field or minimum of 3+ years of experience
    • Experience in procurement or indirect sourcing
    • Understanding of basic contracts
    • Ability to evaluate and quantify savings
    • Ability to escalate problems for any support needed for problem resolution
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Customer service oriented
    • Self-directed professional able to work without direct guidance
    • Knowledge of Supply Chain Management/Procurement practices
    • SAP knowledge
    • Analytical skills
    • Excellent organizational, decision making and analytical skills
    • Action Oriented
    • Proficiency in MS Office - (Word, Excel, Power Point Etc.) Preferred Qualifications
      • General sourcing experience
      • 2+ years negotiating contracts
      • Familiarity with Master, SOW and NDA AgreementsWe provide competitive benefits, unique incentive programs and rewards for our eligible employees:
        • Full Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits and an integrated Wellness Program.
        • 401(k) Match Retirement Savings Plan.
        • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).
        • Paid Time Off (PTO).
        • Holiday Pay & Floating Holidays.
        • Volunteer Time Off (VTO).
        • Educational Assistance Program (Tuition Reimbursement).
        • Full Paid Parental and Adoption Leave.
        • LifeWorks (Employee Assistance Program).
        • Patterson Perks Program. EEO StatementAs a people-first company, Patterson promotes a culture that embodies and celebrates diversity and inclusivity. We believe our employees' unique experiences and differences is what strengthens us and drives our success. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status. We are Patterson. We welcome you.

Keywords: Patterson Companies, St. Paul , Indirect Buyer - Corporate (remote), Other , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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