C. R. Bard - Covington, GA

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The Buyer position is located at C. R. Bard Medical Division in Covington, GA.

Summary of Position with General Responsibilities:
Responsible for the procurement of direct and indirect materials (MRO) along with related services in support of Covington operations. Works to ensure that a competitive purchasing environment is maintained for all goods and services purchased while managing multiple suppliers in a high volume business environment

Essential Job Functions:
Authorized purchasing agent of the company responsible for managing direct and indirect materials purchases in support of daily operations.

Provides procurement direction and assistance for internal requisitioners seeking indirect materials and general services support.

Manages and supports company requisition process as it relates to inter-company purchase transactions.

Manages and directs purchases in support of maintenance and engineering departmental requirements.

Initiates, manages and directs formal supplier RFP’s (requests for proposal) as a means of ensuring general competitiveness within all areas of assigned procurement responsibility.\

Works with internal customers and external suppliers in generating tangible cost savings on a regular basis. Initiates, promotes and directs cost improvement / avoidance as a routine responsibility.

Generates blanket purchase orders where appropriate in order to facilitate ordering process while minimizing inventories and paperwork.

Manages high volume and diverse supplier base in support of daily operations.

Works with Quality Assurance personnel in monitoring supplier quality issues and maintaining general supplier accountability in the quality arena.

Responsible for the purchase of internal office machine equipment, office furniture, maintenance & engineering supplies (including capitol equipment) and general business services.

Basic Qualifications:
o Proficient in the use of a personal computer with intermediate level of understanding with Microsoft Office products.
o Familiar with MRP logic and the use of Materials Planning Systems.
o High level of maturity and interpersonal skills are essential in successfully interacting with a diversified internal & external customer base.
o Strong interpersonal skills required in the areas of verbal/written communications, telephone courtesy, professionalism, negotiating, and influencing.
o Strong listening and assessment skills.
o Strong questioning and problem-solving skills.
o Detail oriented and ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
o Requirements also include high degree of professional aggressiveness and initiative in reducing material costs.

Additional Desirable Qualifications Skills and Knowledge:
Requires good computer skills with preferred experience in database systems environment (preferably JD Edwards) Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and network electronic mail.
Ability to read and comprehend simple to moderately complex instructions are vital to success. Effective presentation of information in one-on-one and small group settings is instrumental in successfully working with suppliers and internal customers.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

Education and/or Experience:
Four year degree is preferred.
Two to four years of related Purchasing experience and/or associated Supply Chain Management training within a medical device manufacturing environment is highly desirable.
CPM/CPSM Certification a plus

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision and distance vision.

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C. R. Bard is no upstart in the world of medical devices. The company has been in the business for more than a century and introduced the...