Buyer

Location: Spokane, WA

Description

Your role with us:

As a Buyer for Pearson Packaging Systems, you will manage the Pearson supply base towards the achievement of yearly performance goals You will identify new sources of supply, and implement new, lower cost supplier solutions. This role is also responsible for the development and implementation of supplier contract agreements.

 

Does this sound like you?

  • You are a strong communicator and relationship builder.  You have superior verbal and written communication skills. You have a proven track record of effective communication throughout all levels of an organization and with outside suppliers.
  • You are organized and detail oriented.  You are the most organized person you know, and consistently deliver accurate work with great attention to detail and follow-through.
  • You can navigate through change.  You see change as an opportunity to improve rather than an obstacle to overcome.

Responsibilities

How you will contribute to our growth:

  • By cultivating relationships with suppliers and implementing lower cost supplier solutions.
  • By managing the Pearson supply base towards the achievement of our annual financial goals.

Qualifications

What you will need to succeed:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, or Operations
  • 5+ years of experience in direct purchasing including supplier sourcing, contract development and supply base management
  • Strong computer skills, ERP systems experience preferred
  • Proficient in Excel, Outlook, Word and PowerPoint
  • Experience and a detailed understanding of Lean Manufacturing/Materials Concepts
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills
  • APICS CPIM and/or CSCP certification preferred

Benefits

What we will offer you:

  • Competitive industry compensation
  • Our top-tier Health and Wellness Plan offers ease of mind and ensures that you and your family are well taken care of.
  • Time and time again, we have been recognized amongst the most progressive workplaces in our industry.
Pearson Packaging Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer.