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Purchaser

Objective

To carry out activities involved with procuring and acquiring goods such as office supplies, materials, equipment, tools, and spare parts, through the informal bid process and telephone quotations.

Hard skills
  • At least 2 years of experience as a purchaser.
  • Experience as a purchasing coordinator is a plus.
  • Intermediate Excel knowledge.
  • Very good written and oral communication skills (English/Spanish).
  • Ability to obtain and interpret market prices and trends and to apply such interpretations to procurement problems.
  • Knowledge of how to interact with a Microsoft Windows Operative Systems.
  • Knowledge of purchasing methods and procedures for acquiring commodities and of the laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to the procurement of commodities and services.
  • Import and export Logistic basic knowledge.
Soft skills
  • Proactive and organized.
  • Capable of working and reaching results under pressure.
  • Capability to assimilate a dynamic environment.
Responsibilities
  • To search for new potential vendors/suppliers and contact them to request bids.
  • To propose new vendors and obtain documents.
  • To process purchase requests as required for compliance with company policies and procedures.
  • To select vendors to receive bid notices based upon market knowledge at their own discretion.
  • To confer with vendors to obtain product or service information, for example, price, availability, and delivery schedule.
  • To determine the best offer and make recommendations for purchasing the required supplies from such vendors.
  • To research price agreements, confirm that they are current, and verify the terms of the agreement.
  • To discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services with company personnel, vendors, and others to determine the source of trouble and take corrective action.
  • To make purchase reports and update purchase statistics.
  • To serve as a liaison between the company and the suppliers to solve issues regarding purchase order specifications, delivering schedules, payment agreements, and related matters.
  • To type or enter purchase orders and codification into the Lawson system.
  • To monitor past due purchase orders and delinquent vendor quotations which are delaying placement of orders.
  • To create and maintain various logs, reports, files, and product/vendor libraries.
  • To sort, screen, review, and distribute incoming and outgoing mail or faxes related to purchasing processes.
  • To compose, prepare, or ensure timely responses to a variety of routine written inquiries related to purchasing processes.
  • To establish, maintain, and update files, databases, records, and/or other documents and perform routine analyses and calculations in the processing of data for recurring internal reports.
  • To provide coaching to the team and Sykes when required.
  • Be a backup of the purchasing supervisor when required.
  • To send all purchases order to the vendors to proceed with the execution of the purchase.
  • To perform any other tasks, duties, or services requested by his/her immediate superior.
Benefits
  • Work at home.
  • Educational reimbursement.
  • Growth Opportunities.

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Development

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Compensation and benefits

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Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated is a leading provider of multichannel demand generation and customer engagement services for Global 2000 companies and their end customers. SYKES’ differentiated full lifecycle solutions and services — digital marketing, sales expertise, customer service, technical support and more through multichannel delivery platforms — effectively engage customers at every touchpoint of the customer journey. Our complete service offering helps clients acquire, retain and increase the lifetime value of their customer relationships through cost-effective solutions that enhance the customer service experience, promote stronger brand loyalty, and foster high levels of performance and profitability.