• Buyer

    Job Locations US-TX-Farmers Branch
    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/15/2018 5:20 PM)
    ID
    2018-50676
    Category
    Finance
  • Overview

    A 7-Eleven may bring to mind thoughts of coffee, gas, and Slurpees. But we are making some serious moves to digitally transform into a store of the future, exploring e-commerce, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence to meet the changing needs of customers.

     

    For 90 years, 7-Eleven has been successfully meeting customers’ needs. But convenience is now being redefined. We’re integrating more than 66,000 stores worldwide with a strong digital and e-commerce presence. Through machine learning, artificial intelligence and next-level mobile technologies, we’ll meet—and exceed—our customers’ ever-changing needs. Sound like your kind of environment? Read on.

     

    Position supports the sourcing of suppliers and assisting in the negotiation of contracts in the area of Information Systems and related IS services. Specific categories include Hardware, IS Services, Software, Maintenance and Outsourced Relationships.

    Responsibilities

    • Manage the relationship with suppliers within assigned areas of responsibility.
    • Develop, negotiate, implement and administer lower value contracts.
    • Prepare and analyze bids and quotations in terms of cost, quality, reliability of source, and urgency of need.
    • Approves purchases of materials and/or services in accordance with established procedures.
    • Obtains concurrence of higher management for purchases over $1,000.
    • Provide guidance to on-site supplier personnel.
    • May supervise Junior Buyers, and/or Purchasing Coordinators.
    • Coordinate activities and communications between suppliers and other departments.
    • Work with suppliers on continuous process and cost improvements.
    • Manage pricing of commodities, services and equipment purchased to ensure that suppliers are adhering to contracts.
    • Produce management reports on a regular basis and analyze supplier performance.
    • Maintain documentation for all purchases and contracts, and ensures records are complete.
    • Suggests and implements cost savings programs, subject to approval by higher management
    • Other duties as assigned by management.

    Qualifications

    • Education: Bachelors/4 Year Degree.
    • Experience: 1-3years, IS Services / Software Hardware / Procurement.
    • Minimum of 1 - 3 years experience in a IS role involving buying, procurement, and vendor coordination.
    • Retail knowledge, Oracle Purchasing and Ariba Sourcing a plus.
    • Negotiation experience and skills required.
    • A clear understanding of Information Systems procurement procedures (i.e. contracting, purchase order transactions, Software management, developing buying rules, etc.).
    • Knowledge in an ERP driven sourcing environment is required.
    • Strong organizational skills, understanding of legal aspects, negotiating skills, purchasing terminology, cost analysis, and government regulations (EPA, UL, NSF, etc.)
    • Internal Job Posting Period: October 15th - October 26th.

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