The Bergaila Companies

  • Buyer I

    Posted Date 7 days ago(10/11/2018 5:07 PM)
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  • Overview

    We are currently seeking a Buyer I for a contract opportunity with a prominent multinational chemical company in Morris, Illinois or Clinton, Iowa. 


    The Buyer I position supports Enterprise project execution by procuring required materials and equipment efficiently and effectively in accordance with all applicable Enterprise policies and procedures.


    The Buyer I will be responsible for:


    - Negotiating commercial aspects of contracts of materials, services, and bulk commodities for local or regional locations.
    - Placing orders for all material, services, and bulk commodities.
    - Entering requisitions in SAP for all items to be purchased.
    - Substituting lower cost, safe, quality material, services, and bulk commodities.
    - Controlling purchase order budgets by contractor.
    - Reviewing proposals and selecting vendor to provide material, services, and bulk commodities.
    - Auditing contractors and subcontractors purchasing documentation.
    - Maintaining and updating off-site library repositories as required by agencies.
    - Assuring all change orders are properly documented and processed.
    - Material Management SAP Functionality.
    - Coordinating the disposition of surplus and salvage through investment recovery across multiple projects to reduce costs.
    - Standardizing tools, equipment, and supplies as required across several projects to reduce cost.
    - Coordinating construction contractor materials and supplies.
    - Expediting material, services, and bulk commodities.
    - Support CPI initiatives and utilize Procurement Card Program. Purchases volume of $1-$3 million.


    - Minimum 1-4 years professional experience in procurement, material control, contract auditing in refining and/or petrochemical industry with demonstrated knowledge in all areas.
    - BS in technical area of specialization or business administration with knowledge of processes relating to purchasing and material management.
    - Must have SAP background.

    - Knowledge in multi-discipline vendor accounting and manufacturing industries with specific expertise in procurement and auditing.
    - Must be able to demonstrate good organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
    - Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook and Access), Windows, SAP and Primavera.
    - Must be able to demonstrate good analytical and decision-making skills.
    - Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
    - Ability to write simple correspondence.
    - Ability to effectively present information to other employees of the organization.
    - Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
    - Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral and diagram form.
    - Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


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