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Wells Enterprises Buyer in Le Mars, Iowa

With guidance, the Buyer is responsible for strategically and tactically managing supplier relationships, negotiating with suppliers and executing agreements for assigned categories while identifying and developing suppliers that meet and/or exceed Wells’ expectations regarding total cost of ownership including but not limited to cost, delivery, quality, innovation and continuous improvement. This position will optimize synergies with vendors and internal customers.

  • With guidance from the Sr Sourcing Manager the Buyer is responsible for negotiating, creating, and executing contracts with suppliers through formal and informal RFP and/or bidding processes, in alignment with spend authority guidelines.

  • Identify, modify and/or develop and implement processes or process enrichments that streamline or improve internal or external workflow and align with company policies.

  • Responsible for managing the Total Cost of Ownership by collecting data, analyzing, problem solving, recommending, communicating and executing accordingly.

  • Managing the day-to-day business relationship with key suppliers and internal customers through supporting activities including ordering, communication of demand/volume/delivery time changes, issue resolution, sharing end-user feedback, and follow up on backorders etc.

  • Assist Accounts Payable Department in the reconciliation of invoices. Engage and coach originating departments accordingly.

  • Oversee and approve MROP part number requests through the New Item Request (NIR) program. Maintain purchasing data (i.e. lead times, payment terms and pricing) and recommended supplier on each item while ensuring commodity performance.

  • Responsible for knowledge of and compliance with applicable corporate policies and procedures and Code of Conduct.

  • Develop a strong understanding and knowledge of suppliers and their capabilities, core competencies, strengths and weaknesses.

Requisition ID : 2207007