Title:  Buyer II

Division:  Supply Chain Management
Schedule:  Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Commensurate with experience
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  926
Job Purpose

As a member of the Baylor College of Medicine Supply Chain Management team, the Buyer II will be responsible for supporting Senior Buyer, Procurement Manager, and/or Director Supply Chain, in the procures of goods and services in specific commodity areas following state and institutional guidelines. Participates in cross-functional commodity teams to achieve purchasing objectives while monitoring procurement activities. The Buyer II does not have any direct/indirect reports, budget, or revenue responsibility at this level; but consistently functions as a technical leader or a significant contributor to complex problem and/or project.

Job Responsibilities
  • Works with product teams or other procurement staff to generate Request for Quotations (RFQ’s) for new or modified parts.
  • Corresponds with or interviews approved suppliers to obtain price, specifications, and delivery information.
  • Researches and sources suppliers for new items.
  • Consult with suppliers, management, departmental, and faculty resources for contractual agreements and priorities.
  • Consults and establishes working relationships with other departments and faculty members.
  • Participates as a fully contributing member of a project team.
  • Often leads projects or the solving of problems.
  • Develops strong relationships with customer technical or service personnel.
  • Frequent customer presentation.
  • Shares opinions, ideas, and resources with others to achieve common goals; fosters teamwork and collaboration, builds trust.
  • Fosters commitment in the face of major obstacles.
  • Receives general instructions for routine projects and detailed instructions for more complex projects.
  • Receives some guidance on process and timing.
  • Uses evaluation skills and ingenuity to recommend solutions, which are reviewed by higher levels.
  • Progress & results receive general versus detailed review.
  • Assists in identifying and qualifying new suppliers and/or subcontractors and prepares documentation to recommend adding to approved supplier list pursuant to Baylor procedures.
  • Assists in negotiating contracts with suppliers and/or subcontractors to minimize the liability of Baylor. Contracts will address such issues as stocking or consignment programs, unit price, delivery, terms and conditions, etc.
  • Identifies and realizes cost savings opportunities to achieve yearly cost reduction targets.
  • May assist with make/buy evaluations and clarify procurement issues related to the evaluation.
  • Sources components or services from approved supplier list, evaluates Request for Quote (RFQ), negotiates price, quality, and delivery.
  • Selects supplier and places purchase orders in conformance to Baylor procedures and Ethical Codes of Conduct.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Procurement, Operations, or related field. Four years relevant work experience may substitute for degree requirement. 
  • Required: Two years of relevant experience.
  • Preferred: Advanced Professional Supply Chain certification (CPM, CPPO, CMRP, or equivalent).





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