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At thyssenkrupp we have more than 158,000 employees in 79 countries and annual sales of € 41.5 billion. We are active in automotive engineering, logistics, plant technology, steel production, elevator manufacturing and much more. We work in large and small businesses all over the world - but we always work together. We have over 200 years experience in industry and the latest cutting-edge technology. We have a position that's right for you, that piques your interest, and that puts your skills to the test.

Operations Buyer, Procurement
thyssenkrupp Elevator Corp,
Location Atlanta

We strive to make cities the best ever places to live, by advancing an industry that moves over 1 billion people each day. We are transforming our business by driving the industry norm and challenging ourselves, fostering a culture of internal and external collaboration, and building on our unique engineering capabilities to optimize existing and create new products and solutions for our customers that cater to real mobility needs. thyssenkrupp Elevator brings together the Group’s global activities in passenger transportation systems. With sales of 7.7 billion euros in fiscal 2016/2017 and customers in 150 countries, thyssenkrupp Elevator built its position as one of the world’s leading elevator companies from scratch in a mere 40 years’ time applying thyssenkrupp unique engineering capabilities. With more than 50,000 highly skilled employees, the company offers smart and innovative products and services designed to meet customers’ individual requirements. The portfolio includes passenger and freight elevators, escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair and platform lifts as well as tailored service solutions for all products. Over 1000 locations around the world provide an extensive sales and service network to guarantee closeness to customers.
 
thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas is the largest producer of elevators in the Americas, with more than 15,500 employees, in over 230 branch and service locations. thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas oversees all business for the operations in the United States, Canada, Central and South America. It is a subsidiary of thyssenkrupp Elevator AG.

Your responsibilities

The Operations Buyer is part of the Procurement Operations group and works with internal customers and suppliers to procure and realize savings for goods and services. The position requires management of purchasing strategies at assigned locations, whether implementing existing strategies or developing new partnerships with stakeholders. The position will adhere to and communicate Procurement policies and procedures during the purchasing process. The position will reconcile service and technical issues with vendors, and manage relationships between internal customers and vendors.  The operational buyer will assist in procurement of project materials.

  • Purchasing SME and first level of resource & potential technical help to field operations staff.
  • Review purchase requisitions for completeness and place orders with approved suppliers.
  • Foster close working relationships with branches and departments including Sales, MFG, Engineering, Production, Parts and Service.
  • Works with stakeholders to solicits, evaluate, negotiate, and decides upon proposals for goods and services not covered under existing contracts.
  • Manage relationship between internal customers and suppliers.
  • Process requisitions to create PO according to current SOP’s and distribute accordingly.
  • Complies with contract & sourcing strategies from procurement managers for execution of purchases.
  • Identifies consolidation and savings opportunities of local spend.
  • Participate when necessary to negotiate price, delivery, quality and service.
  • Follow up on project purchase orders until completion.
  • Relay cost change information to appropriate stakeholders.
  • Resolve pricing discrepancies or other requisition / PO issues.
  • Receive, analyze, and resolve supplier inquiries, service issues, disputes, and payment discrepancies.
  • Perform one-off exception purchases, negotiate final pricing terms, and select suppliers based on demand.
  • Participate in supplier performance and feedback assessments.

Your profile

  

  • 3 + years’ experience in operational purchasing.
  • Knowledge of Oracle ERP and Ariba Procure-to-Pay systems or equivalent systems.
  • Demonstrated working ability to work with direct and cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of purchasing key fundamentals.
  • Able to lead by ensuring adherence to purchasing practices, compliance and guidelines.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills required in interacting with both internal and external resources.
  • Must have analytical skills necessary to evaluate the cost effectiveness of purchasing options and planning for major commodities.
  • Must be able to read, and interpret, terms and conditions of contracts.
  • Ensure supplier compliance and policies are met.
  • Perform day-day purchasing operations functions.
  • Advisors management of opportunities to improve cost, performance or process using facts, research & analysis.
  • Gather, update and distribute reports.
  • Special projects assigned by management.
  • College degree or industry certifications

Relocation benefits may be available to current active full time thyssenkrupp Elevator employees subject to applicable eligibility criteria. Relocation benefits are not available to external candidates or candidates on a temporary  assignment with the company. 

About thyssenkrupp
At thyssenkrupp we have more than 156,000 employees in nearly 80 countries and annual sales of €39 billion. We are active in automotive engineering, logistics, plant technology, steel production, elevator manufacturing and much more. We work in large and small businesses all around the world – but we always work together. We have over 200 years of experience in industry and the latest cutting-edge technology. We have a position that‘s right for you, that piques your interest, and that puts your skills to the test.

We strive to make cities the best ever places to live, by advancing an industry that moves over 1 billion people each day. We are transforming our business by driving the industry norm and challenging ourselves, fostering a culture of internal and external collaboration, and building on our unique engineering capabilities to optimize existing and create new products and solutions for our customers that cater to real mobility needs. thyssenkrupp Elevator brings together the Group’s global activities in passenger transportation systems. With sales of 7.7 billion euros in fiscal 2016/2017 and customers in 150 countries, thyssenkrupp Elevator built its position as one of the world’s leading elevator companies from scratch in a mere 40 years’ time applying thyssenkrupp unique engineering capabilities. With more than 50,000 highly skilled employees, the company offers smart and innovative products and services designed to meet customers’ individual requirements. The portfolio includes passenger and freight elevators, escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair and platform lifts as well as tailored service solutions for all products. Over 1000 locations around the world provide an extensive sales and service network to guarantee closeness to customers.
 
thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas is the largest producer of elevators in the Americas, with more than 15,500 employees, in over 230 branch and service locations. thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas oversees all business for the operations in the United States, Canada, Central and South America. It is a subsidiary of thyssenkrupp Elevator AG.

Your responsibilities

The Operations Buyer is part of the Procurement Operations group and works with internal customers and suppliers to procure and realize savings for goods and services. The position requires management of purchasing strategies at assigned locations, whether implementing existing strategies or developing new partnerships with stakeholders. The position will adhere to and communicate Procurement policies and procedures during the purchasing process. The position will reconcile service and technical issues with vendors, and manage relationships between internal customers and vendors.  The operational buyer will assist in procurement of project materials.

  • Purchasing SME and first level of resource & potential technical help to field operations staff.
  • Review purchase requisitions for completeness and place orders with approved suppliers.
  • Foster close working relationships with branches and departments including Sales, MFG, Engineering, Production, Parts and Service.
  • Works with stakeholders to solicits, evaluate, negotiate, and decides upon proposals for goods and services not covered under existing contracts.
  • Manage relationship between internal customers and suppliers.
  • Process requisitions to create PO according to current SOP’s and distribute accordingly.
  • Complies with contract & sourcing strategies from procurement managers for execution of purchases.
  • Identifies consolidation and savings opportunities of local spend.
  • Participate when necessary to negotiate price, delivery, quality and service.
  • Follow up on project purchase orders until completion.
  • Relay cost change information to appropriate stakeholders.
  • Resolve pricing discrepancies or other requisition / PO issues.
  • Receive, analyze, and resolve supplier inquiries, service issues, disputes, and payment discrepancies.
  • Perform one-off exception purchases, negotiate final pricing terms, and select suppliers based on demand.
  • Participate in supplier performance and feedback assessments.
Your profile

  

  • 3 + years’ experience in operational purchasing.
  • Knowledge of Oracle ERP and Ariba Procure-to-Pay systems or equivalent systems.
  • Demonstrated working ability to work with direct and cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of purchasing key fundamentals.
  • Able to lead by ensuring adherence to purchasing practices, compliance and guidelines.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills required in interacting with both internal and external resources.
  • Must have analytical skills necessary to evaluate the cost effectiveness of purchasing options and planning for major commodities.
  • Must be able to read, and interpret, terms and conditions of contracts.
  • Ensure supplier compliance and policies are met.
  • Perform day-day purchasing operations functions.
  • Advisors management of opportunities to improve cost, performance or process using facts, research & analysis.
  • Gather, update and distribute reports.
  • Special projects assigned by management.
  • College degree or industry certifications

Relocation benefits may be available to current active full time thyssenkrupp Elevator employees subject to applicable eligibility criteria. Relocation benefits are not available to external candidates or candidates on a temporary  assignment with the company.