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MAPFRE Insurance Buyer I (Webster, MA) in Webster, Massachusetts

Buyer I (Webster, MA)

Location: Webster, MA

Job Summary

Research, evaluate, recommend and

purchase goods and services in accordance with established company and

departmental policies and procedures, within budgetary guidelines. The

principles and standards of the procurement profession apply to this position.

Must demonstrate excellent communication skills. Liaise effectively with

suppliers and manufacturers, as well as internal departments and customers to

achieve continuous improvements to the company. Analyze price trends and assess

their impact on future activities.

Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and

Abilities

Education: Associates Degree or

Technical or specialized knowledge or equivalent, related

experience.

Experience:1 - 3 years or High School

equivalent plus 3 - 5 years.

Knowledge: Considerable knowledge of the general and technical parts of the

job. Works independently.

Decision Making: Makes decisions within position standards. Applies guidelines and

procedures that require some interpretation in dealing with exceptions. Work

requires judgment to select among multiple potential pre-defined courses of

action.

Supervision

Received: Works under close

supervision; work performance is frequently checked.

Leadership: Works as an individual contributor. May participate in

training less experienced staff.

Problem Solving /Operations/Direct Work Involvement: Applies knowledge to help

solve moderately complex problems requiring independent thinking with

direction.

Client Contacts: Contacts other departments

and or external organizations or parties frequently. Contacts involve obtaining

or providing information on matters which may be sensitive and or complex to

interpret.

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Assist with vendor relationships and function

as liaison with business areas.

Excellent written and verbal communication

skills.

Excellent organizational, time management, and problem solving

skills. Strong analytical skills.

Ability to multi-task, manage details, and

execute effective follow through.

Knowledge of procurement information

systems is preferred. Proficiency in the use of desktop applications Word,

PowerPoint, and Excel; experience with SAP and Cognos software is a plus.

Experience procuring corporate operational supplies is preferred. Daily

interaction with customers, suppliers, and varying levels of management is

necessary; communications require considerable judgment, diplomacy and

discretion.

CPSM or C.P.M. designation is a plus.

If you require an accommodation for a disability so that you may participate in the selection process, you are encouraged to contact the MAPFRE Insurance Talent Acquisition team at talentacquisition@mapfreusa.com.

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