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North America Senior Buyer - Construction

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Job ID 289328 Date posted 03/22/2024 Location : Wichita, Kansas | Blair, Nebraska | Wayzata, Minnesota Category  STRATEGIC SOURCING / PROCUREMENT Job Status  Salaried Full Time

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Job Purpose and Impact

The North America Senior Buyer - Construction will handle cross regional sourcing activities and will actively contribute to the build and execution plans of the category strategy. In this role, you will strategically manage regional stakeholders and key supplier relationships, in alignment with the category strategy.

Key Accountabilities

  • Execute highly complex sourcing events, develop strategies and negotiate complex contracts for the engineering, construction and construction management services.
  • Compile and analyze statistical data to resolve feasibility of buying products and establish price objectives.
  • Provide technical expertise in regional spend, stakeholder and procurement landscape.
  • Negotiate with suppliers and analyze supplier operations to resolve factors that affect prices and the lowest cost, consistent with quality, reliability and ability to meet required schedules.
  • Drive the implementation of cross regional sourcing decisions.
  • Lead key regional supplier and stakeholder relationship building and maintenance and monitor performance to make necessary adjustments.
  • Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of four years of related work experience
  • Knowledge of the construction industry

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum of five years of related work experience
  • Experience with Engineering, Procurement and/or Construction categories

Minnesota Sick and Safe Leave accruals of one hour for every 30 worked, up to 48 hours per calendar year unless otherwise provided by law.


Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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