Sr. Buyer

| Austin

Forcepoint is transforming cybersecurity by focusing on what matters most: understanding people’s intent as they interact with critical data and intellectual property wherever it resides. Our uncompromising systems enable companies to empower employees with unobstructed access to confidential data while protecting intellectual property and simplifying compliance. Based in Austin, Texas, Forcepoint supports more than 20,000 organizations worldwide. For more about Forcepoint, visit www.Forcepoint.com and follow us on Twitter at @ForcepointSec.

 

 

Forcepoint is transforming cybersecurity by focusing on what matters most: understanding people’s intent as they interact with critical data and intellectual property wherever it resides. Our uncompromising systems enable companies to empower employees with unobstructed access to confidential data while protecting intellectual property and simplifying compliance. Based in Austin, Texas, Forcepoint supports more than 20,000 organizations worldwide. For more about Forcepoint, visit www.Forcepoint.com and follow us on Twitter at @ForcepointSec.
 

Job Description

Sr. Buyer will support Indirect Procurement activities both domestically and internationally, by obtaining and reviewing quotes, negotiating with suppliers, generating purchase orders and monitoring open orders and vendor performance. This position will be a key contributor to indirect sourcing initiatives and category purchasing strategies that support all of Forcepoint’s indirect procurement activities.

Essential Functions

Process orders, handle routine transactions with customers/suppliers and provide high levels of service and quality

Liaise between Purchasing Department and several corporate functional areas, including but not limited to, Finance & Accounting, Legal, Facilities, IT, Operations, Marketing and events

Train business owners on procurement policies and ensure adherence of all purchases.

Development of RFQ’s to lead and manage supplier selection and contract spend

The ability to analyze past and present spend data, manage projects and meet timelines

Detailed knowledge related to indirect spend categories will be required

Negotiate and implement cost reduction and supplier consolidation strategies for both our operating expenses and capital improvement projects

Prepare clear, accurate and concise reports, specifications, correspondence and other written materials

Assist accounts payables in vendor invoice discrepancy resolution

 

Education, Experience, and Skills

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution or equivalent

3 to 5 years of indirect purchasing experience

Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office software

Ability to leverage interpersonal skills at all levels of leadership to establish rapport and develop relationships with internal customers and colleagues and external suppliers

Excellent written and oral communications skills required

Understanding of SAP ERP software systems and process

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Location

10900 Stonelake Blvd, Austin, TX 78759

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