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Associate Enterprise Buyer


Dayton, OH, US

Brand:  RS Integrated Supply Solutions
Function:  Supply Chain
Work Location: 

RS Integrated Supply is a rapidly growing leader and global provider of comprehensive supply chain services that drive increased productivity and profitability for our clients, including: Supply Chain Services, Asset Services, Master Data Leadership SM and Technology. We currently deliver our highly focused expertise through integration at more than 220 customer sites across the North America, Europe, and Singapore.  


The Associate Enterprise Buyer is responsible for routine MRO procurement activities within RS Integrated Supply, and/or the appropriate client systems.  The Associate Enterprise Buyer ensures materials are accurately ordered and received within the procurement system. This position is responsible for orders to be processed and expedited in a timely and efficient manner, and employs problem solving methods to resolve issues with delivery, price, or any other ordering issues. The Associate Enterprise Buyer is expected to develop and maintain strong relationships with site personnel, vendors, and clients keeping an open line of communication. The Associate Enterprise Buyer will maintain control of all aspects of purchasing for assigned clients.


•    Responsible for finding and achieving cost savings through sourcing of new suppliers, manufacturers, and distributors. Exceed contractual guaranteed savings requirements by looking for savings opportunities, negotiating best price, utilizing RS Integrated Supply purchasing leverage and contracts, and by finding ways to improve efficiency and profitability for our clients.
•    Maintain the supplier base and setup local vendors as needed. Use preferred vendors as often as possible.
•    Generate purchase orders using RS Integrated Supply or appropriate client purchasing systems. Verify quoted prices when generating a PO for any item including inventory reorders.
•    Execute open order management activities inclusive of but not limited to order expedites, past due follow ups, order confirmations, and Buyer Review resolution to ensure timely delivery of product.
•    Maintain open lines of communication by establishing and building relationships with internal and external customers, including middle and upper management.
•    Source competitive price quotes for items that are not covered under existing agreements.
•    Review PO acknowledgements, documenting price or delivery changes on the purchase order.
•    Prepare RFQ's, compile responses and analyze results.
•    Assist in determining sourcing strategy where appropriate.
•    Review supplier invoice discrepancies.
•    Participates in special projects as directed.
•    Other duties as assigned.


•    Bilingual in Spanish Preferred 
•    Windows Operating System, Microsoft Office Suite
•    Excel, Word, PowerPoint
•    Ability to learn and demonstrate proficiency in the use of the RS Integrated Supply and client ERP systems.
•    Strong verbal and written communication skills.
•    Basic math skills to support savings and margin calculations.
•    Highly organized and detail oriented.
•    Two-year degree required; four-year college degree is preferred. Experience on the job in lieu of a degree may be considered.
•    0-2 years of procurement experience
•    CPM/APICS desirable


Nearest Major Market: Dayton
Nearest Secondary Market: Cincinnati

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