SR BUYER INDIRECT

Date:  Jul 8, 2024
Location: 

Palatine, IL, US, 60067

At Weber, grilling is a passion that’s reflected in everything we do. Our goal is to share this passion and spark inspiration with the people who matter most – our grilling community. Weber has been the world’s premiere manufacturer of charcoal and gas grills and accessories since 1952. If you have the desire to work for a company that is recognized for exceptional quality products and high customer satisfaction, employment with Weber may be right for you. We provide a friendly working atmosphere with an environment of growth and opportunity through innovation, pride, and excellence.

 

Weber is committed to inclusive, equitable and diverse Hiring practices. Our goal is to create a workforce which resembles the diverse rich communities we live, play, and support every day. 

 

Discover What’s Possible with a career, at Weber.

 

Summary The Sr. Buyer – Indirect Procurement will work in conjunction with IT, Accounts Payable, Operations, and other requisitioning departments, on the acquisition of various materials and services, with the support of various Sourcing Category managers on Supplier Strategy.

 

This position is responsible for the execution of the acquisition of materials and services, via Purchase Order, Invoice to terms, or Corporate credit card, while ensuring compliance to both Sourcing and Company policies.  Promote the use of Purchase Orders, where possible, via the SAP Ariba Procurement Platform, while service as the Sourcing Process Expert for Ariba. 

 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Handle the entire ordering process, from the purchase requisition by the demand side to the resolution of invoice discrepancies
  • Company P-Card administration
  • Sourcing process owner for Procure to Pay platform – Ariba.  Onboarding and training of requisitioners and suppliers
  • Work with IT and Accounting on identification and resolution of technical issues within the Ariba platform, or related processes
  • Implement and maintain supplier on-line catalogs within the Ariba platform.
  • As required, partner with the requirement owner to identify the most suitable supplier based on cost, quality, delivery, and service on the initiation of the order
  • Search for new potential suppliers in consultation with the Sourcing Manager, and support local strategic supplier initiatives
  • Obtain quotations, monitor quotation returns and evaluate quotations commercially and, if necessary, technically
  • Clarify and negotiate prices and payment conditions or other general conditions for ordering with suppliers as required
  • Follow-up of order confirmations and clarification of discrepancies with requesters and suppliers
  • Monitoring of deliveries by means of reminder procedures and follow-up of deadline and quantity deviations
  • Monitoring of procurement volumes and identification of potential for improvement by bundling requirements or selecting alternative suppliers
  • On a case-by-case basis, assumption of special tasks, such as system or process changes, data collection for 

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business (preferred)   
  • 3 to 5 years experience in tactical procurement or requisitioning.
  • Experience with SAP S4 / Ariba (preferred)
  • Project Management experience

 

Other Skills and Abilities:  

 

Interpersonal Expectations: 

 

Works well with minimal supervision in a mutually supportive, collaborative, fast-paced team environment. Performs a scope of work assignments to accomplish business and team objectives. Develop, foster and enhance multi-departmental relationship(s) within Weber, with key internal customers, and with key suppliers 

 

  • Track record of accomplishments and getting things done (high say / do ratio) 
  • Positive attitude & highly motivated 
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills required 
  • Strength in conflict management and resolution 
  • Competence with Microsoft Office software required  
  • Competency in SAP S4 and Ariba (or other equivalent P2P platform)
  •  High standards of integrity required  
  •  High energy level and strong self-motivation required  
  • Planning and organizational skills with an ability to handle a multitude of projects/tasks required  

 

Weber-Stephen Products LLC is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor.

 


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