Strategic Buyer

In by Erin Herbst

St. Michael, MN
Posted 7 days ago

Apollo Technology Group (ATG) is a fast-growing, dynamic company with a strong, supportive culture that offers many opportunities for career advancement. We are always looking for passionate, dedicated individuals to join our team to help us continue to strive for excellence as we provide valuable, innovative solutions for our customers. We are currently looking for a Strategic Buyer to join our team! This is a full-time, salaried position offering a complete benefits package, including competitive PTO, 8 company-paid holidays, a 401K with a company match, health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance. New, full-time employees start accruing PTO right away and are eligible for benefits within 31 days or less. We also offer a clean, bright and safe work environment and a free on-site gym! Apply today and take the first step in working for a company where your contributions and career development truly matter!

 Job Summary:

The Strategic Buyer will be responsible for managing ATG’s procurement process and developing sourcing strategies for the Company’s supply chain, working closely with key stakeholders to ensure the timely and cost-effective acquisition of products while maintaining high quality standards.

Job Duties:

  • Provide direct support for the Company’s projects by procuring materials and continuously monitoring delivery status of assigned suppliers / commodities
  • Lead negotiations with assigned suppliers / commodities with respect to pricing, delivery and payment terms
  • Develop and implement procurement strategies, including cost savings initiatives, that support the Company’s overall objectives and goals
  • Identify potential suppliers, evaluate their capabilities, and negotiate pricing and contractual terms
  • Drive supplier performance improvement initiatives related to quality, delivery, cost and inventory metrics
  • Work closely with suppliers and internal stakeholders on timely containment and resolution of quality and delivery issues
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to understand their needs, develop specifications, and ensure that procurement activities align with business objectives
  • Monitor market trends and industry developments to identify new opportunities for cost savings, improved quality, and enhanced efficiency
  • Conduct regular supplier performance evaluations, identify areas for improvement, and take appropriate action to mitigate risks
  • Ensure compliance with procurement policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to optimize supply chain processes and improve overall efficiency
  • Provide regular reports on procurement activities, supplier performance, and cost savings

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Operations or related field
  • Proven experience as a Strategic Buyer or similar procurement role
  • Practical knowledge of ERP systems and relevant transactions
  • In-depth knowledge of procurement best practices, supplier management, and contract negotiation
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel

An offer of employment at ATG is subject to a pre-employment drug-screen and background check.

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