Operational Buyer Job Description

Operational Buyer Job Description

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Operational buyer provides inputs to business projects and category management by identifying standardization, supplier enablement, operational purchasing and regional procurement process opportunities.

Operational Buyer Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective operational buyer job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included operational buyer job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Materials Inventory control
Accountable for all ERP processes and SAP data in order to maintain and improve ERP compliance
Performing tactical, operational and transactional sourcing for indirect materials and services and administrative support for the appropriate procurement tools
Issue purchase orders within the frame work of the strategic commodity plan for current business and/or re-sourcing
Maintain purchase orders
Work with accounts payable personnel to follow up and ensure timely receipt and proper quality of orders
Performs other duties as required to ensure the success of the Americas SBU
Monitoring KPIs related to the DB purchasing process
Interacting with parallel organizations in other geographies
Manage Supplier relationships and act as Supplier Host for selected suppliers

Operational Buyer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Operational Buyer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: APICS, CPIM, APIC

Education for Operational Buyer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the operational buyer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Business, Engineering, Management, Business/Administration, Supply Chain Management, Education, Finance, Economics, Technical, Administration

Skills for Operational Buyer

Desired skills for operational buyer include:

General business practices
Both Operational Procurement and Purchasing of indirect goods/services and CAPEX
Microsoft Outlook/Microsoft Excel/Microsoft Word
Products being purchased
Purchasing strategies & skills
Specific commodities
Both Operational Procurement and Purchasing of Direct
Business needs

Desired experience for operational buyer includes:

Construction estimating experience a plus
Highly effective in the management of suppliers with strong knowledge of sourcing process
Proficiency in MS Office products, including, but not limited to, Excel, Power Point, Work and Outlook
Familiarity with Procurement processes, RFI, RFP, scopes or work, mini tender, negotiation, contracting
Familiarity with Accounts Payable processes, Master Data, Contract Administration preferred
Review purchase requests on correctness and completeness

Operational Buyer Examples


Operational Buyer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of operational buyer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for operational buyer
  • Process purchase requests, create purchase orders and sends these to suppliers
  • Create Purchase Orders and check if preferred vendors are being used and terms and conditions are in line with the related vendor contracts
  • Ensure contract compliance in adherence to Category Strategy and Preferred Vendor List
  • Involve Sr
  • Request quotations and negotiates terms & conditions with tier 3 vendors without a contract
  • Back-up within the Procurement Ops team
  • Raising, and issuing of purchase orders to support material requirements, Vendor Schedule maintenance
  • Effective, proactive liaison with other relevant functions-departments to forecast and supply to Danfoss
  • Active teamwork with the global category teams to constantly improve processes, meet-exceed targets, share best practices and present one-uniform Danfoss approach internally and externally
  • Insure timely payment of invoicing to supply base
Qualifications for operational buyer
  • Customer oriented, accurate, team player, flexible, hands-on mentality
  • Used to working in an international (matrix) organization
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in a numerate subject
  • Technical diploma in supply chain
  • Air and sea cargo transportation related certifications
  • BS/BA required, advanced degree a plus

Operational Buyer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for an operational buyer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for operational buyer
  • Oversee the daily activities of Material Logistics Administrator, supporting the parts category you are responsible for
  • Provide key support to manufacturing product teams
  • Support the Global Categories in monitoring forecast versus supplier capacities
  • Coordinate ramp-up and ramp-down part supply with the implementation of new projects
  • Primary lead for on-boarding of supply base to SNC (Supplier Network Collaboration)
  • This position works directly with operations to plan product/production schedules
  • This position works with customer service to smooth demand and meet delivery schedules
  • This position works with Purchasing/Procurement to evaluate suppliers and improve performance of vendors
  • Run material requirement planning (MRP)
  • Release delivery-order/purchase-order to the suppliers
Qualifications for operational buyer
  • 4+ years experience in Procurement, AP, or Accounting
  • A job where you can build a brand new supply chain from the scratch
  • Knowledgeable in systems and processes for efficient management of contract documentation, templates and processing tools
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics, Supply Chain, Operations Management or related field, or 10 years’ experience in lieu of degree
  • Experience with an ERP/Business system is required
  • APIC’s certification (or plan to be APIC’s certified in 2 years) preferred

Operational Buyer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of operational buyer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for operational buyer
  • Explore alternate sources for goods and materials
  • Monitor and report supplier delivery performance and take pro-active steps to ensure on time delivery
  • Support assessing the sales order with respect to material availability
  • Responsible for ensuring their adherence to the company’s processes and procedures
  • Adherence to ERP processes, principles and accountabilities whilst operating within the supplier management team
  • Responsible for ensuring that all purchase documents are issued and maintained as appropriate, including any required customer flow down requirements
  • Responsible for Strategic Sourcing, Supplier Management, negotiating Purchasing Volumes, preparing Vendor and Non-Vendor (ad-Hoc) Schedules, handling Invoice inquiries, sending RFQ’s, and other assigned duties
  • Operational Buyer will procure all items (500 minimum) to support the assembly
  • Performing extensive 1st line and 2nd line support activities
  • Providing system maintenance and updates
Qualifications for operational buyer
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred in Business, Accounting, Construction or related field
  • Shows track records for demonstrating leadership, and thinking and acting strategically
  • Shows experience in commodity management processes
  • Applies sound knowledge of negotiating strategies with suppliers
  • Is knowledgeable on how to gather and develop spend information
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Engineering or related field

Operational Buyer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of operational buyer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for operational buyer
  • Support the day-to-day operation of PSSC teams
  • Deal effectively with incoming requests
  • Be ultimately in charge of commercial relationships with suppliers within assigned commodity HR, securing targeted levels of cost, quality, delivery precision, sustainability
  • To ensure the suppliers are capable and ready prior to launch with risks understood and mitigated
  • Ensuring continuity of supply at manufacturing locations
  • Make out VA/VE cost reduction plan and lead the cross functional team to follow up the actions
  • Establish Purchasing/Sourcing concept, incl
  • Establish project-specific RFQ documents, incl
  • Review and track costed BOM
  • Perform and lead RFQ activities (china and export for global programs), incl
Qualifications for operational buyer
  • A minimum of 5-8 years of experience in Supply Chain, Manufacturing or Operations
  • Experience working with Cross functional teams in an operations and engineering environment
  • Familiarity with Operational Management and Quality Processes
  • Engineer degree or Bachelor degree of Economics or Business Administration
  • Customer attitude
  • Experience in a similar type of role (operational buyer, operational procurement)

Operational Buyer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an operational buyer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for operational buyer
  • Ensure all parts are sourced on time as per program planning, in the required aspects of cost, quality, technique feasibility, and volume
  • Plan and track project activities within Purchasing (internal project kick-off, etc) and GPMS requirements
  • Ensure clear communication with purchasing colleagues NA/EU/Asia
  • Successful implementation of global and domestic sourcing projects
  • Onside supplier audit together with SQE and strategic commodity purchasing
  • Accountability together with SQE for all programs sourced and all purchasing related launch activities (flaw less launch in terms of cost, timing and quality), provide accuracy and timely update
  • Capability to participate on global phone conferences and explain and defend actively purchasing interests
  • Project planning regarding purchasing activities and establish Purchasing timeline, incl
  • Carry out suppliers’ workshop, incl
  • Attend APQP kick off with SQD
Qualifications for operational buyer
  • Technical studies and up to three years of experience in a logistic and/or purchasing field
  • Experience in project management is most welcomed
  • Fluency in English is mandatory and former training in purchasing is an advantage
  • Advanced, complex problem solving
  • Minimum 1 year of purchasing experience, preferably in commodity management or operational buyer positions
  • Excellent knowledge of the tactical or operational sourcing methodology

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