May 25, 2022

064607-Senior Buyer

  • Capgemini
  • El Paso, TX, USA

Job Description

About Capgemini

Capgemini is a global leader in consulting, digital transformation, technology and engineering services. The Group is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients' opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms. Building on its strong 50-year+ heritage and deep industry-specific expertise, Capgemini enables organizations to realize their business ambitions through an array of services from strategy to operations. Capgemini is driven by the conviction that the business value of technology comes from and through people. Today, it is a multicultural company of 270,000 team members in almost 50 countries. With Altran, the Group reported 2019 combined revenues of €17billion.
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Capgemini is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender identity/expression, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, veteran status, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law.

This is a general description of the Duties, Responsibilities and Qualifications required for this position. Physical, mental, sensory or environmental demands may be referenced in an attempt to communicate the manner in which this position traditionally is performed. Whenever necessary to provide individuals with disabilities an equal employment opportunity, Capgemini will consider reasonable accommodations that might involve varying job requirements and/or changing the way this job is performed, provided that such accommodations do not pose an undue hardship.

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Senior Buyer

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:
• Sourcing, negotiating and buying of goods, materials and services to meet the Client's operational requirements.
• Purchase goods, materials, components or services in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets
• Link and leverage with other departments to ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials and communicate any supply problems which may pose a risk or impact on business operations
• Project coordination
• Be familiar with market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers for the managed category
• Research and evaluate areas of opportunity and reduce costs where possible
• Deliver briefs, updates and reports as and when required
• Identify ideas, appropriate project within portfolio responsibility on how to deliver savings, create resourcing, benchmarking projects, conduct market analysts supported by SWOT analysis
• Contract management: be actively present in each phase of contract lifetime: pre-sign phase, sign off, and post sign of. monitor, execute commercial, negotiate commercial aspects of contract: prices, payment terms, terms and conditions, terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities.
• Be the face to contract management team, legal, engineering and senior management.
• Assess and evaluate suppliers and undertake performance reviews to ensure contract compliance and manage performance improvement activities
• Ensure compliance to company guidelines, purchasing policies and procedures and guidance during supplier negotiations and contracts award process.
• Explore alternate sources for goods and materials
• Assess tenders and quotations from potential suppliers
• Prepare and monitor purchase orders in line with final negotiations with selected suppliers and in line with organizational targets and requirements
• Contact suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery or invoice issues
• Establish reliable lines of contact with field management team to ensure that all field purchase orders are accurate

Relationship Management:
• Work collaboratively and negotiate and engage with stakeholders and suppliers regarding new projects, supplies and initiatives and advise of impact of change on purchasing and production activities
• Stay current and up to date on any changes that may affect the supply and demand of needed products and materials and advise others of any impact
• Attend meetings and update others on issues or concerns, when there is a risk which could prevent the organization meeting customer demands or where there are over capacity concerns
• Support product change requests and review and communicate the impact on capacity plans
• Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships and ensure good communications

• Comply with the Health, Safety and Environmental Policies
• Embraces personal challenge
• Confident, universal thinking, adaptable to working in a various environment
• Is self-aware, can cover different areas or subjects
• Is assertive, optimistic and open to change
• Engages interest and participation of others and has a collaborative approach to working with others
• Proactively contributes to the team
• Resilient, self-motivated and able to work well under pressure

Skills and Attributes:
• Highly skilled at building and maintaining effective and productive relationships with key stakeholders and suppliers
• Strong negotiation, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
• Analytical, numerically astute with strong proven problem-solving abilities, strong attention to details
• Results orientated with the ability to plan and deliver against project deadlines
• Commercially and financially aware
• Keen attention to detail
• Relevant business/commercial or manufacturing/engineering degree is preferred
• Proven purchasing experience, preferably within an automotive or manufacturing environment
• Ability to add value, reduce costs and make business improvements
• Contract management and supplier experience
• Project management experience
• Strong technical knowledge and understanding of automotive processes and components and supply chain management
• Computer literate, to include advanced Excel skills
• Ariba, iValua, SAP, Oracle, Coupa or any other sourcing systems will be an asset

Leadership skills:
• Pro-active thinking, attention to details, ability to work with deadlines, hands-on mentality, goal oriented
• Excellent organization skills, ability to delegate, influencing, empathy
• Respectful and trusting
• Positive attitude, committed to job

Candidates should be flexible / willing to work across this delivery landscape which includes and not limited to Agile Applications Development, Support and Deployment.

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