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Robert Half International Buyer III in Kent, Washington

Description JOB DUTIES (skill set, software, years of experience): Coordinates purchasing support for corporate services and indirect items. Works with business leads to identify sources of supply. Works with program team to select suppliers for bid and award using the approved list in order to achieve program objectives. Prepares purchase orders in Coupa software. Ensures supplier documentation such as terms and conditions and NDAs and Consulting and detail oriented Services Agreements are ready prior to engagement. Responsible for negotiating these contractual documents with the supplier following the organization work instructions. Manages orders with suppliers, monitors backlog and daily order status report, adjusts schedules as needed, manage/modify POs and maintains PO through its life cycle. May work with logistics team to ensure timely and economical deliveries of all materials to designated location. Ensure that all requirements for purchasing, storage, and transportation of materials are adhered to. Monitors supplier performance and prepares reports and other records. Resolves discrepancies related to purchasing, delivery, receiving, accounts payable invoices, and payment to the supplier. Expedites orders as needed. Coordinate returns to vendor for discrepant material from receiving inspection. Contributes to continuing improvement efforts across all facets of supply chain. Requirements Qualifications: Minimum of 10 years tactical level experience in purchasing. Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or a related field. Experience with aerospace defense industry products preferred. APICS, CPM, CSCP certification or equivalent. Ability to work in a fast paced and changing environment to accomplish goals while managing multiple tasks. Strong skills in Microsoft Outlook and Windows programs (Excel, Word, Powerpoint). Ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams, and independently. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Exceptional organizational and analytical skills. Strong negotiation skills with demonstrated results

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