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Purchasing Agent L2 

Description

POSITION SUMMARY: BASIC FUNCTION

Purchasing Agent L2 will be responsible for, but not limited to, purchasing activities, procurement of material, equipment, and services; establishing and maintaining vendor relationships, including review of vendor performance; price negotiation and analysis; purchase order processing; material tracking and follow-up relating to delivery, receipt of material, freight claims and returns; invoice review and reconciliation; processing orders for approval and review of existing order for proper approval; preparation and processing of RFP's, RFQ's, and SOW's including review of vendor proposals and recommendation for award of orders, contracts, and agreements. Regular, predictable attendance is essential for satisfactory performance.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepares, distributes and reviews RFP's, RFQ's, SOW's and Proposals
    • Coordinates with Lines of Business (internal departments) in the development of the required documents including, but not limited to, gathering of any required specifications, drawings, details and/or other project/item requirements needed for responsible proposal by the vendors
    • Gathers vendor responses and participates in proposal analysis with project managers and stakeholders
    • Makes recommendation for vendor selection based on proposal reviews and criteria/requirements of the project
  • Establishes and maintains vendor relationships
    • Works with other Purchasing Agents and Manager of Purchasing to negotiate vendor pricing
    • Reviews vendor performance
      • Responsiveness / Reliability / Meeting deadlines for quotes / submittals / delivery
  • Handles invoice processing
    • Review and approval of pricing, terms, freight
    • Interacts with vendors and Accounting department to resolve discrepancies
  • Updates work procedures and instructions as required

  • Additional Responsibilities
    • Purchase Requisitions and Purchase Order Processing
    • Backorder tracking
    • Change orders and credit processing
    • Communication of delivery schedules to project managers and stakeholders
    • Processing returns or exchanges
    • Review and/or approve invoicing for payment processing
    • Review and approval of pricing, terms, freight
    • Interacts with vendors and Accounting department to resolve discrepancies
    • Updates work procedures and instructions as required.
    • Works with Purchasing Manager & Director to negotiate vendor pricing (original proposal and change orders)
    • Other activities/involvement as required
    • Updates work procedures and instructions as required.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Material procurement
  • Purchase Requisition processing
  • Purchase Order processing
  • Prepare RFP's, RFQ's & SOW's
  • Accounting and mathematics
  • Vendor/Customer relations
  • Intermediate to Advanced knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Intermediate knowledge of Windows 95/2000/XP/7
  • Efficient problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good in math and deductive reasoning
  • Good fact-to-fact conversation skills
  • Work well in a team environment and independently
  • Multi-task and take/give direction well
  • Ability to work within and meet deadline constraints
  • Ability to prioritize tasks
  • Able to be highly confidential
  • Able to work in a team environment
  • Manages stress and/or fast-pace effectively
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required
  • 5-7 years' purchasing experience
  • Preferred 3-5 years' experience in Data Center, IT or Business Operations Company or related environment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Primarily sitting with some walking, standing, and bending
  • Use of sight, hearing and voice as well as motor skills
  • Able to hear and speak into a telephone
  • Close visual work on a computer terminal
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate any requi
 
Position Requirements  
Shift Days  
Exempt/Non-Exempt  
Position Purchasing Agent L2  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Hiring Manager(s)  
Location RagingWire Data Centers, Sacramento  
About the Organization Global Data Centers is a division of NTT Ltd. and incorporates DPA, e-shelter, Gyron, Netmagic, NTT Indonesia Nexcenter, RagingWire and other NTT Communications group Data Center divisions. Our combined global platform is one of the largest in the world, with over 140 data centers spanning more than 20 countries and regions including North America, Europe, Africa and APAC. As a neutral operator, we offer access to multiple cloud providers, a large variety of Internet Exchanges and telecommunication network providers including our own IPv6 compliant, tier-one global IP network. Our clients benefit from tailored infrastructure and experience consistent best practices in design and operations across all of our highly reliable, scalable, and customizable data centers.





NTT Global Data Centers is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug-free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information/characteristics, marital status/registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance or regulation.









All applicants for employment will be subject to pre-employment drug testing, a criminal background check and education/employment verification. Additionally, some positions require a review of driving records, credit checks, and/or successful completion of the federal governments 'Public Trust' background screening.









 
EOE Statement NTT Global Data Centers is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug-free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information and characteristics, marital status and registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance or regulation.  

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