Commodity Buyer

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Are you motivated to be a part of an industry-leading organization alongside a talented team of individuals? Are you looking to join a company offering opportunities to develop your skills and grow your career? If you join Valiant TMS, you’ll be part of a company that embraces diversity and provides a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Valiant TMS is a global company powered by people working together to be the most trusted partner in delivering intelligent automation solutions. In order to remain at the forefront of innovation, we need skilled and determined people that deliver results.

We are seeking a Commodity Buyer to join our Corporate Purchasing Group, who is focused on analyzing the current market and overall economic conditions to ensure commodities are purchased at competitive prices while achieving quality and project timing requirements

What you’ll get to do

  • Identify and drive opportunities for improved value and cost savings
  • Develop market and supply chain intelligence to reduce purchasing costs when negotiating contracts in volatile pricing environments
  • Identify best sourcing opportunities, negotiate final contracts and issue purchase orders that optimize “best value” (quality, price, delivery) for the organization
  • Develop strategic supplier relationships
  • Develop and maintain both depth and breadth of knowledge related to the assigned commodity group(s), utilizing a proven knowledge of market conditions, technological developments, price and trends
  • Contribute to key corporate financial metrics, project budgets, pipeline velocity and quality
  •  Develop and foster cross-functional collaboration and teamwork within the organization, with groups such as Engineering, Manufacturing, Accounting, Proposal/Estimating, Planning,  Customs/Shipping, IT
  • Support development of a global sourcing strategy, including driving best cost country (BCC) benchmarking activities and development of BCC sourcing synergies across group companies
  • Prepare presentations/materials to support monthly reporting of regional and global value improvements, cost savings, spend
  • Specific performance reporting and information uploading on end-customer portals
  • Support Advanced Processing and Proposal/Estimating Departments in bid preparations

What you bring

  • Post-secondary education or related experience
  • 3 or more years of experience in purchasing
  • Negotiation skills
  • Computer skills; ERP/SAP user experience are assets
  • An understanding of required input parameters (technical and commercial) needed to achieve departmental deliverable outputs
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity; an understanding, appreciation, and respect of global cultures
  • A commitment to meet project performance and metric criteria
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • An ability to work well in a team-based, cross-functional working environment

What we offer

  • An opportunity to work alongside, and learn from, a highly skilled team of professionals who are consistently recognized among the best in the industry
  • Competitive health, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness benefits, beginning on the first day of employment
  • Matching contribution pension plan
  • Internal development and promotion opportunities, both locally and globally
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee referral bonus program
  • Social events and community engagement
  • Customer and other marketplace discounts
  • An inclusive and diverse work environment
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