Tactical Buyer Job Description

Tactical Buyer Job Description

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Tactical buyer provides global contract expertise for sourcing of Logistics products and services for various business units.

Tactical Buyer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Communicate the Procurement strategy to the clients and all supporting teams (Procurement advisors, client procurement )
Liaise with requesters to drive spend through preferred suppliers
Manage tactical sourcing projects
Maintain all relevant supplier documentation (Certificates of Insurance
Manage vendors to adhere to corporate guidelines and compliance initiatives
Manage vendors to adhere to corporate financial terms and conditions
Represents the company as the primary external contact for Procurement
Evaluate market conditions for assigned commodities and purchased products and services
Develop requests for quotation
Coordinate supplier selection based on Total Cost of Ownership criteria (incl

Tactical Buyer Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Tactical Buyer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: APICS, CPIM, CSCP, JLPT, EH&S, N2, N1, PDP, NAPM

Education for Tactical Buyer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for Tactical Buyer

Desired skills for tactical buyer include:

Products and purchase procedures and guidelines
Tactical sourcing process
Additional language is an asset
Business Services
Facilities Maintenance/Design/Construction
Facilities Services and Operating Supplies
IT and Business Equipment
Marketing Communications

Desired experience for tactical buyer includes:

Negotiation of purchasing contracts and pricing agreements
Manage supplier performance evaluation
Develop cost saving proposals including make-versus-buy analysis, alternative sourcing and vendor evaluation criteria
Coordinate value analysis studies of manufactured or assembled product to identify cost improvement potential
Maintain ongoing assessment of sourcing risks and proposed alternatives
Coordinate & Support the business unit resources in supplier conversion

Tactical Buyer Examples


Tactical Buyer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of tactical buyer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for tactical buyer
  • Implement corporate process standards and concepts to achieve optimum benefits
  • Participate on national and international pooling teams
  • Achieve cost reduction and Contribution to Net Income targets in all venues and commodities Intensive Collaboration and Communication with cross-functions in the business unit
  • Bachelor Degree plus minimum of 2 years related experience to be proficient in role
  • Purchasing experience in electric and electro-mechanical parts & products and/or electronic manufacturing services (ESM) is preferred
  • Basic knowledge of electronic products and or lighting products and their operation desirable
  • Project Management skills with New Product Introductions
  • Medium to advanced experience in supplier negotiation
  • Place & Manage the purchase orders with approved suppliers per appropriate agreements
  • Ensure Suppliers provide confirmation/acknowledgement in an accurate and timely manner
Qualifications for tactical buyer
  • Fluent English and advanced Hungarian and Romanian are required
  • Fluent Turkish and English are required
  • Valid work permit for the Czech Republic
  • Fluent in English, second or third language skill a plus
  • Experience with compliance/audit area or anti-bribery legislation is an advantage
  • Update system with delivery information as received

Tactical Buyer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of tactical buyer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for tactical buyer
  • Manage Open Order Book due/overdue with suppliers
  • Execute pull in/push out/cancel recommendations, communicate these with supplier and obtain agreement
  • Attend daily Line Walk record all shortages identified and maintain data collection
  • Support users with documentation required to submit purchase requests Compliance controls
  • Execute controls, analyze performance – analyze the reports and extracts, document the results, communicate with responsible people in country
  • Coordinate supplier onboarding, conduct back-ground research for ownership and legal history, verify data and information with supplier
  • Receive, review, and process Purchase Requisitions
  • Ensure all Purchase Orders are processed in a timely manner and at the best price available to meet the requester's time frames
  • Monitor the performance of supplier to ensure continued quality and timely shipments
  • Drive improvements on delivery times, cost, and quality of materials from suppliers
Qualifications for tactical buyer
  • Prior experience in sourcing the following categories will be an advantage
  • Familiarity with Procurement processes, RFP/RFQ, negotiation, contracting
  • Requires the ability to think from principles and demonstrates ability to challenge processes and use knowledge or trends to look at current situations
  • SAP experience preferred, with particular attention to Contracts and Procure to Pay
  • Familiarity with Procurement processes, tender, negotiation, contracting
  • Fluent French and Polish or Greek

Tactical Buyer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a tactical 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 tactical buyer
  • Collaboration with external suppliers regarding the stated and changed demands resulting from S&OP cycles, Supply Chain and Operational Business Model changes
  • Help to identify and implement effective strategies to manage regional/global inventory levels
  • Responsible for leading sourcing initiatives, providing technical guidance, support and coaching to other team members in order to share knowledge and develop technical understanding within discipline
  • Conduct item/description research to increase catalog compliance
  • Review/Validate Sourcing Requests in Position Purpose
  • Conduct back-ground research for ownership and legal history of third party
  • Record and maintain documents collected
  • Complete Due Diligence Checklist and the Due Diligence Executive Summary
  • Update and maintain local supplier registers for country divisions
  • Follow-up on deviations and document final outcome
Qualifications for tactical buyer
  • Higher degree in Economics, Supply Chain Management or related area
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in Sourcing
  • Investigate the market and get some information about the related product and service we need, effectively track the change of price in market and search the potential and competitive supplier
  • Select vendor and negotiate contracts with the related person in order to assure the purchasing of material/service meet the requirement of internal customers
  • Trace the implementation status of order/contract, evaluate and audit the long term supplier in order to improve the supplier and control/reduce the business risk according to TS16949
  • Supplier management and contract administration of assigned contracts including correspondence, contract variations, complaints/claims and update in time

Tactical Buyer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a tactical buyer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for tactical buyer
  • Participate in country conference calls and risk reviews where required
  • Perform the required analytics to assess whether the process has been performed in compliance with policies and regulations and as per defined SOPs
  • Document the performance of the analysis according to defined standards and communicate the findings to the relevant responsible person(s) in the countries
  • Upload the control outcome and required evidence into reporting systems (Runbook or similar) as per reporting calendar
  • Propose improvements in the design and execution of the assigned controls based on the analysis of recurrent issues and non-compliance trends across countries & sites
  • Lead the full purchasing process for products or services, including final negotiation
  • Decide independently on tactical purchase orders for the assigned facility
  • Report the status of the KPI’s for assigned areas to local management and proposes projects and actions to timely comply with the targets
  • Support the administration of contracts and organize for these contracts the activation in collaboration with internal applicants, tactical buyers, category manager
  • Prepare, administer, monitor and execute all appropriate documentation and communication when it involves international or complex transactions ( Letter of Credit, import licenses, transportation organization, certificates, SLA’s, bidding tables, notifications, …)in cooperation with the internal clients
Qualifications for tactical buyer
  • Fluent English, Spanish and Portuguese Desirable
  • Analytical, results oriented, proactive and organized
  • Fluent Dutch and English are required
  • Fluent Turkish & English are required
  • Fluent Greek and English are required
  • Purchasing experience (sourcing, negotiation, contracts, legal, supplier management)

Tactical Buyer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of tactical buyer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for tactical buyer
  • To support the day-to day operations of the Procurement-Purchasing group
  • Execute daily purchase orders in support of assigned products /areas of responsibility
  • Expedite purchases from suppliers to minimize downtime and improve availability while providing ongoing support to various functional areas, as it relates to purchasing or supply chain issues
  • Gathering and reporting purchasing metrics (may include purchase price variance by buyer/supplier/commodity, cost savings and supplier reduction/rationalization) in support of the overall supply chain
  • Ability to document procedures and policies
  • Responsible for developing tactical buyers and required tools/processes
  • Participation in monthly BA Sales and Operations Planning secessions to achive
  • Interfaces with Suppliers, Quality, Strategic Sourcing, and Engineering to quickly resolve quality, delivery or cost issues
  • Consistent with Turbocor’s Operational Excellence focus, participates in Value Stream Mapping and Kaizen events that will eliminate waste and result in significant benefits (Growth, Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost) throughout the Supply Chain
  • Search and identify most suitable potential vendors and recommend alternative qualified vendors to requestors to drive client’s savings, relationship leverage, vendor base optimization, and compliance as part of the tactical buying process
Qualifications for tactical buyer
  • Flexibility (in terms of working hrs, tasks )
  • Fluent Russian is preferred
  • Web Tools, MS Office, SAP, WOI, or Emptoris system knowledge is a plus
  • Perform other tasks assigned by the management
  • Fluent Russian, or Hebrew, or Turkish
  • Fluent Italian/Portuguese and English are required

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