Location: New Iberia, LA
Aggreko, the world leader in rental power generation solutions is looking for a self-motivated, enthusiastic, Buyer for our New Iberia office.
Source, negotiate and purchase parts and supplies as requisitioned and approved by various Area Service Centers.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Qualified candidates must have experience in generating and analyzing spend reports
Work closely with the National Purchasing Manager, Area Managers, Ops Manager & Coordinators to secure parts and services as required for day to day operations. Purchasing tools includes both the traditional purchase order and purchasing cards.
Adhere to our National strategy for the procurement of goods and services and help define and implement a mixture of national, regional and local vendors to provide the goods and services our service center required for their day to day operations in order to achieve better pricing and delivery.
Receive orders from remote locations around the country. Prioritize for ordering due to urgency and lead time.
Source such goods and services locally from the Central Purchasing Office in New Iberia to local vendors/suppliers.
Coordinate these orders with respect to delivery schedules, lead times and with the local service centers and their management personnel.
Coordinate and secure all of the specifics required to acquire the good/service that may have been omitted or overlooked by the requisitioner but is required by the vendor to ensure the purchase is correct.
Provide follow-up on orders, with suppliers, to ensure delivery or requisitioned goods and services are delivered on time, in the manner, quantity and quality as specified.
Source & qualify local and regional vendors to Aggreko standards ensuring the appropriate vendor data is received and maintained, such as but not limited to securing proof of insurance and master service agreements from select vendors.
Resolve discrepancies and/or disputes that arise between service centers and vendors on his/her orders pertaining to areas such as: Terms, transport, OS&D items, performance and quality.
Prepare bid tenders and negotiate local and regional contracts for goods and services.
Coordinate and manage lease of copier and fax machines for the company on a National basis.
Initiates cost savings initiatives and tracks results.
ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Maintain relationships with vendors, service centers and networks with other Buyers to stay abreast of industry trends.
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university or equivalent years of experience
1 - 3 years experience in procurement
Basic knowledge of Accounts Payable process is a must and knowledge of Inventory functions & procedures helpful.
Safety : Embraces and promotes Safety Culture; Recognizes and acts to correct unsafe operating to reinforce Aggreko’s commitment to safety and enable the organisation to conduct dialogue and measure individual contribution to a safety culture
Effectiveness : Good decisions: Income, Cost, Resource Utilisation that have had a strongly positive effect on performance
Quality : Sustained performance through effective use of time and resource. Here the emphasis is on contributions that have a less immediate impact but which over time make a meaningful difference to the performance of the organization. For example excellent planning and preparation that results in a high quality outcome; care taken to avoid mistakes; the delivery of very high levels of technical service in a way that also protects the financial performance of the business; contribution to effective team working. The kind of high quality, reliable and collegiate performance which, over a year, makes a real difference to the company. People who deliver this kind of performance establish a personal reputation for quality and reliability and become the 'go to' members of the team that the organization really relies on.
Impact : Reliable, collegiate, high standards which over a year, makes a real difference to the company. People who deliver this kind of performance establish a personal reputation for quality and reliability and become the ‘go to’ members of the team that the organization really relies on.
BEHAVIOR FACTORS FOR 1st LEVEL MANAGERS
Courage and Conviction
Courage and conviction is the ability to create a sense of excitement about taking on new challenges and a belief in your capability to deliver results. It includes speaking up for what an individual believes to be in the best interests of the business. At the higher levels it involves taking on extremely challenging and personally risky accountabilities confidently and willingly. It is an extremely important behavior where a business requires change and where individuals need to have the confidence to work outside their established areas of comfort.
Individuals recognize the need to prepare thoroughly for all important management decisions and processes demonstrate this behavior. They think things through, decide what is needed and then prepare and practice. Although they are confident they recognize the need to reduce the risk of poor outcomes by ensuring that their inputs are at a high standard. They do not assume that because they had been successful in one situation that they will be successful on a similar occasion.
Drive for Results
Drive for results is a deep-seated inner desire to compete against standards of excellence and achieve ‘step changes’ in business results. It covers the desire to strive for constant improvement and to continuously redefine what can be achieved both in the market place and with the resources that are available to the individual. Outstanding performers focus their energy on achieving objectives, which support the long-term success of the business. They do this in a way that demonstrates maturity and self control
Holding People Accountable
This is about the ability to give clear and unambiguous direction to individuals and teams about what they need to do to meet the organisation’s objectives. It includes holding people to account for the performance they deliver and confronting individuals openly and directly about shortfalls in performance. It covers the ability to take action to resolve performance issues both in a development and a management action sense. The people with this behaviour achieve high levels of performance by showing people what good performance looks like, by removing the barriers to performance and then managing to that level of expectation. They do not accept drift.
Building Capability is about an inner desire to work to develop individuals and groups in order to increase the capability of the whole organisation. It goes beyond formal training and includes a range of coaching and other activities that help both individuals and teams to raise their performance level. At the higher level it focuses on the long term development of individuals and seeks to meet future needs. It is a key management behaviour as individual growth needs to increase at the same rate as the growth targets of the business.
This is the ability to recognise that clear communication is the key to understanding. At the basic level it is about communicating single issues clearly and concisely. At the highest level it is about communicating vision and strategy. This behaviour is about clarity rather than oratory. It is about the ability to decide how to position communication and to communicate in language that people will understand.
Leading others is about the ability to create a compelling vision of the future and to provide inspiration, clarity and direction. Outstanding leaders measure their own success through the success of others; through their ability to create a sense of direction and purpose and then to organise and encourage them to achieve it. They understand themselves and are in control of their own emotions.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Frequent periods are spent sitting and standing in the same location. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally be required to move about or lift light objects (typically less than 15 lbs.)
The regular work environment is usually an office setting with conditions typical of an office. The employee may infrequently be exposed to other conditions, such as outside weather conditions. The work environment usually has a quiet to moderate noise level. You may be asked or required to work after regular business hours including nights, weekends, and holidays.
This information should not be construed as the position’s exclusive standards. Performing other assigned duties is required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Employees are responsible for knowing and following all company policies and procedures and Federal, State, and Local governmental regulations including Environmental Health and Safety requirements while working and representing Aggreko.
At Aggreko, we’re leading with confidence, bringing advanced rental energy solutions to the world, and providing you with pathways for success. If you are interested in joining our dynamic team, please submit your resume today.
Aggreko is an equal opportunity employer.