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Buyer III in Miami, FL at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Date Posted: 3/14/2019

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Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:
The incumbent is responsible for sourcing, analyzing and negotiating goods and services for an area in which they specialize such as such as food, beverage, technical, IT, etc.  They require comprehensive knowledge of specialized commodities in order to influence customers and suppliers in procurement decision of complex/critical goods and services.

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Researches suppliers from a variety of usual and unusual sources. 
Develops a procurement and negotiation strategy based on few variables. 
Performs moderately complex price analysis based on few variables and confers with suppliers to obtain product or service information such as price, availability and delivery schedule. 
Negotiates price, availability, and works with Logistics to define transportation and delivery schedule. (i.e. ordering and storing schedule)
Manages supplier performance to ensure consistent service, high quality and low costs of goods/services. 
Works independently with minimum supervision and freedom of decision within guidelines. Seeks guidance from management on unusual situations.
May provide guidance to Purchasing Clerk and/or Buyer I
May travel to attend trade shows, audit suppliers, visit ships for loadings, repositioning etc.

 

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelors degree or equivalent required. 
5+ yrs related procurement experience or specialized technical experience.
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KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

Ability to work in a fast paced environment with multiple projects and priorities.
Negotiation and analytical skills required. 
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate in a multicultural environment with all levels of employees and management.
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products, specifically Excel. 
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions and percentages. 
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. 
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

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