HBO Buyer

New York
Apr 11, 2013
May 11, 2013
Ms. s w
Full Time

Strategic Procurement department is seeking a skilled and experienced Buyer to handle procurement and sourcing projects to support internal client groups.


• Perform procurement activities for the category areas you support, including but not limited to:
• Adhere to procurement policy with regards to competitive bidding, PO-required transactions, legal and tax requirements.
• Accountable for vendor relationships within the category area you support. Proactively reviews and analyzes risks in the supply chain
• Review user requirements and research best options based on price and value, as needed
• Provide recommendations on new suppliers and manages on-boarding process
• Create purchase orders, review orders for proper taxonomy, account coding and tax liability
• Serve as support role to Manager for sourcing events:
• Create RFP template and bid response sheet in Emptoris
• Serve as primary contact for all participants, suppliers
• Perform all duties associated with closing sourcing initiative
• Upload of executed Agreement in Emptoris and creation of all metadata
• Maintain knowledge of procurement best practices and industry trends.
• Manage key supplier relationships.
• Advise and consult with department end-users on market trends, technology, new products, training, and order procedures.
• Review buying patterns and identify opportunities for improvements in procurement process.
• Provide Supplier Performance support including but not limited to: feedback on supplier performance, documentation of supplier issues, participate in quarterly business reviews.
• Support the Strategic Procurement team to provide coverage, as needed.


• Requires a minimum of 2 years of verifiable work experience performing buyer duties.
• Requires demonstrated project management skills across multiple departments with successful results.
• Advanced proficiency in MS Excel (advanced skill set), MS Word, and MS PowerPoint.
• Candidate must possess excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and customer service skills.
• Candidate must be a team player and able to work with a strong sense of urgency.
• Undergraduate degree required.
• Experience using Oracle preferred.

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