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Buyer II

Company Name:
CenturyLink
# Job Description
CenturyLink Supply Chain Management Procurement Operations has an opening for two Buyer II''s on the Purchasing Team in support of network materials and services. The Buyer II is primarily responsible for purchase order execution, life cycle, and post order management. Buyer II may also be required to submit requests for quotes and manage supplier selection for low/medium commodities, using well established purchasing methods.
Responsibilities:
Demonstrate complete understanding and the ability to execute the end-to-end procurement process for assignment of low/medium risk commodities that are routine and have well established purchasing methods associated to the commodity. This includes, but not limited to, purchase order creation, purchase order life cycle management, and post order management.
Develop an understanding and comply with all CenturyLink corporate and SCM Methods and Procedures, including, but not limited to determination of bidding requirements, submitting requests to suppliers, evaluation of supplier quotes, and determination of final source of supply.
Strong interpersonal skills displayed in a customer focused culture.
Engage with suppliers and/or internal business units to understand requirements and performance gaps; identify root causes and corrective actions; and implement improvements.
Ability to identify automation and process improvement opportunities.
Possess ability to adapt and react to changing and multiple tasks and priorities.
Minimum Qualifications:
Self motivated with ability to work independently and in a team environment
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Customer focused attitude
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to work in a collaborative role with team members, business units and/or suppliers to achieve desired business outcomes
Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and Power Point); Outlook.
Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Project Management or Related Field or Equivalent Education/Experience
# Job Requirements
# Company Statement
CenturyLink is an industry-leading provider of communications, high speed Internet and entertainment services from coast to coast. Our combination of business and residential service solutions - including home and wireless voice solutions and digital television - provide innovative solutions to our customers. CenturyLink is proud to be a participant in the U.S. General Services Administration Networx program, the largest communications services contract in the world. CenturyLink offers you the opportunity to develop and cultivate your career as we lead the communications industry into the future.
# Disclaimer
The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.
Req ID: 14307BR
Posting Location: LA,MONROE
Business Unit: Finance
Position Classification: Management

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