MAPFRE Insurance Buyer I (Webster, MA) in Webster, Massachusetts
Buyer I (Webster, MA)
Location: Webster, MA
Research, evaluate, recommend and
purchase goods and services in accordance with established company and
departmental policies and procedures, within budgetary guidelines. The
principles and standards of the procurement profession apply to this position.
Must demonstrate excellent communication skills. Liaise effectively with
suppliers and manufacturers, as well as internal departments and customers to
achieve continuous improvements to the company. Analyze price trends and assess
their impact on future activities.
Knowledge, Skills and
Education: Associates Degree or
Technical or specialized knowledge or equivalent, related
Experience:1 - 3 years or High School
equivalent plus 3 - 5 years.
Knowledge: Considerable knowledge of the general and technical parts of the
job. Works independently.
Decision Making: Makes decisions within position standards. Applies guidelines and
procedures that require some interpretation in dealing with exceptions. Work
requires judgment to select among multiple potential pre-defined courses of
Received: Works under close
supervision; work performance is frequently checked.
Leadership: Works as an individual contributor. May participate in
training less experienced staff.
Problem Solving /Operations/Direct Work Involvement: Applies knowledge to help
solve moderately complex problems requiring independent thinking with
Client Contacts: Contacts other departments
and or external organizations or parties frequently. Contacts involve obtaining
or providing information on matters which may be sensitive and or complex to
Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Assist with vendor relationships and function
as liaison with business areas.
Excellent written and verbal communication
Excellent organizational, time management, and problem solving
skills. Strong analytical skills.
Ability to multi-task, manage details, and
execute effective follow through.
Knowledge of procurement information
systems is preferred. Proficiency in the use of desktop applications Word,
PowerPoint, and Excel; experience with SAP and Cognos software is a plus.
Experience procuring corporate operational supplies is preferred. Daily
interaction with customers, suppliers, and varying levels of management is
necessary; communications require considerable judgment, diplomacy and
CPSM or C.P.M. designation is a plus.
If you require an accommodation for a disability so that you may participate in the selection process, you are encouraged to contact the MAPFRE Insurance Talent Acquisition team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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