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Corporate Buyer


Corporate Buyer

Corporate Buyer

Mueller Water Products
Atlanta, GA 30328

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Job Type

Full-time

The Corporate Buyer role is a key player operating the Procure-to-Pay process partnering with corporate offices and functions. The position is responsible for assessment of business needs, supplier selection, negotiation, contracting, PO formalization and order fulfilment. The Buyer works with the corporate requestors to support an agile purchasing process and value maximization to the organization. The buyer also works with functions such as Legal, Risk Mgmt., Accounting, Treasury and Accounts Payable to ensure the proper purchasing documentation & process is applied, and minimize purchases without purchase orders.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operate the operational procurement routine (contracting, order & delivery, receipt & payment, and supplier performance)

  • Work with internal clients/customers to ensure scope is developed proactively ahead of time RFQs takes place

  • Diligently, run competitive bids (RFQ, RFP, Reverse Auction) to ensure price is optimized

  • Ensure all required purchased goods and services are supplied within the expected time, quantity and price range

  • Ensure Mueller selects suppliers based on proved value instead of personal preferences

  • Maintain day to day communication with suppliers to ensure on-time delivery, system data integrity, and ordering parameters for individual goods and services

  • Understands and clearly demonstrate fluency in commercial components of supplier agreements

  • Ability to create and follow the defined Standard Work processes

  • Ensure data integrity

  • Seek and collaborate for continuous process improvement

  • Adapt to system/technology changes as well as use of current systems

  • Strong time management and organizing skills

  • Identify roadblocks in material/information flow; ability to manage exceptions

Desired Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelors’ Degree, Business, Finance, Supply Chain or Engineering

  • 3+ years of relevant experience

  • Knowledge on Enterprise-sourcing purchasing systems (ERP), mainly Oracle JDE E1

  • Ability to facilitate creation of specifications and scope of work

  • Advanced computer and analytical skills

  • Ability to streamline and quickly turnaround high-pressure and fluctuating workload

  • Competitive Negotiator

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other category protected by law.


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