IS Purchaser / Buyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Perform as Lead Buyer for our Independence, Ohio client's Corporation's IS Purchasing Organization. Forecast, plan, research, order, and control technical inventory related to the hardware, software, and accessories for global organization. Maintain and record yearly maintenance / service agreements. Track all hardware, software, and accessories within the organization and ensure accuracy of inventory items through periodic cycle counts or other practices. Maintain all procedural / policy documentation needed for the IS Purchasing Organization. Forecast, plan, and research software and hardware assets pertaining to acquisition, mergers, and divestures. Specific Functions: Assist as required in the researching, forecasting, and planning of technical assets involved during an acquisition, merger, and/or divesture Negotiate and work on contract details as required Research hardware, software, and accessories for all areas of the company as requests come in; ensure that best balance of price, quality, delivery, and vendor service is achieved Create purchase requisitions as required Create, release, and authorize the creation of purchase orders Monitor supplier performance; work with suppliers on issues management; and change suppliers as required Receive ordered items in and validate shipments against orders and create RMAs for return items Track purchases and approve invoices based on approved purchase orders or emails from requestor's manager Track technical assets which may include purchases as well as lease schedules that are in progress Perform transfers on assets in accordance with financial rules as they move throughout the business Track software maintenance contracts for the global organization Track service contracts as required The successful IS Purchaser / Buyer applicant will possess the following requirements (items are required unless noted otherwise): Forecast versus actual spend planning experience Must be able to perform daily purchase order creation for IT purchases and monthly / annual maintenance renewals Software license validation and/or engage in legal review to ensure compliancy on software download requests Mobile telephone support on the corporate agreement and billing Capital expenditure preparation and routing for approval Must be able to invoice validations and route for approval
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