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Buyer

Requisition ID:  222125

SUMMARY:

Performs duties in the purchasing, including bidder prequalification, bidder lists, bid solicitation, bid analysis, negotiation and commitment of purchase orders.  Performs administration of purchase orders following commitments involving high monetary expenditure or risk, engineered technical specifications, or supplementary commercial conditions.  Develops and monitors purchasing master pro-forma documents for both domestic and international projects.  Participates in the planning, work hour calculations and budgeting as it relates to project purchasing activities.

JOB DIMENSIONS:

A. Supervision Received

  • Reports to and receives operational direction from the Purchasing Supervisor.
  • Receives functional guidance from the global business unit Purchasing Manager.
  • At jobsite locations, reports to and receives operational direction from the Project Field Procurement Manager.
    B. Supervision Exercised
  • May provide supervision, training and guidance to other purchasing personnel as required.
    C. Contacts
  • Maintains working relationships with project Procurement personnel and project discipline personnel in order to perform assigned duties.
  • Maintains working relationships with those bidders and suppliers involved with the performance of assigned tasks.
  • Maintains contacts with global business unit personnel, including functional supervisors, to maintain an awareness of the performance and operating problems of contractors on other Bechtel jobs, and to coordinate the development of problem resolutions, of claims settlements, and other contractual matters.
    ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
  1. Develops and prepares project master purchases pro-forma forms, including legal and commercial terms and conditions to be included in purchase documents on project commitments.  Reviews prime contract terminology and transfers applicable legal and commercial terms into the pro-forma documents.
  2. Reviews and develops other commercial and technical data prepared by Engineering, Construction, Finance, Traffic & Logistics, Insurance, Tax and other procurement functional groups and inputs suitable terminology into pro-forma documents.
  3. Participates in the development of project purchasing procedures.
  4. Prepares, maintains and monitors project bidders lists, ensuring input is received from all procurement functions and other operational groups.
  5. Participates in the planning, work hour calculations, budgeting and other related activities in projecting purchasing staffing requirements for projects.
  6. Reviews international project commercial conditions of purchasing to ensure purchasing pro-forma terms, conditions and procedures are compatible with applicable Bechtel Directives, Instructions and Procurement Procedures.
  7. Forms, issues, and administers purchase orders.  Communicates with suppliers to achieve required service and meet project needs.  Communicates with Engineering to assist and/or guide them in the preparation of material requisitions.  Prepares and organizes assigned Procurement sponsored meetings.
  8. Directs negotiations in the commitment of purchases, following review and approval of the proposed negotiating plan by the designated supervisor.
  9. Provides training and guidance to other purchasing personnel regarding all aspects of formation and administration of purchasing forms, procedures, and buying goods.
  10. Assists project Procurement team when instructed in solving and attending to administrative problems on commitments involving high monetary expenditure or risk, engineered technical specifications or supplemental commercial conditions.      

 

JOB KNOWLEDGE:

Proficiency and experience in the formation and administration of purchase orders.

Proficiency in all phases of procurement including knowledge of and skill in communicating effectively with suppliers, bidder prequalification, preparation of bidders lists, compilation of bid requests, knowledge of Uniform Commercial Code or applicable commercial legislation, negotiation of contracted terms and conditions, and award of commitments.

Proficiency in the administration of commitments, monitoring supplier performance, backcharge procedures, and the resolution of claims and disputes.

Skilled in working with, and communicating effectively both orally and in writing with other project functional groups, primarily Engineering, Construction, Project Management and other services.

Knowledge of international commercial conditions of buying as well as international suppliers.

 

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Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.