CDI Corporation is currently recruiting candidates for a Buyer (procuring services instead of parts) located in Lake Forest, CA 92630 Contract duration : 12 months (potential of being hired direct) Experience level : 3-5 years of experience Job Summary Create POs, clear up invoicing issues and do some customer interface Responsibilities Also experienced with and\/or able to learn about: Purchase Orders, competitive bidding practices, bid analysis, preparing Requests for Quotes, how to enter orders, track and expedite; close orders SAP experience a plus.\u00a0 Candidate must have excellent reporting skills and be accomplished to some degree with Excel Able to interact regularly with technically oriented internal and external customers. Manages effective internal client and supplier relationships up to the senior executive level Ability to effectively participate in cross functional commercial teams A moderate to high level of skill in problem solving and leadership competencies Good analytical skills, negotiating skills, good judgment & results orientation Collaborates with other purchasing staff to identify and implement purchasing best practices Accountable for cost savings and avoidances through effective contract negotiation, strategic sourcing process utilization and contract leakage control Contribute to the development and attainment of the organization's goals and objectives. Failure to achieve desired results may cause critical delays in schedules and have a significant cost impact Regularly interact with other procurement organization staff, functional peer groups, suppliers and internal customers. Represent Procurement in interactions with senior management on a variety of subcontracting matters Experience working in Purchase Order and invoice payment systems, researching PO payments and helping process Goods Receipts with internal client and receiving staff. Learn internal payment invoice process (Basware) Education BS or BA in business or related field is a plus but experience is equally weighed. Any professional affiliations\/certifications are a plus Essential Skills The candidate should have outstanding interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Should be task and team oriented, self-motivated, independent, willing\u00a0to accept responsibility and have an inherent ability to multi-task while working under time constraints CDI Corporation is an EEO \/ An Affirmative Action M\/F\/D\/V Employer Type: Contract Reference ID: 380259
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For more than 60 years CDI Corporation (NYSE:CDI) has delivered engineering and technology solutions and recruitment and staffing services to blue-chip clients with operations in markets around the world. Some of the exciting and growing industries we serve include Oil, Gas & Chemicals; Aerospace & Industrial Equipment; and Hi-Tech. We are a $1.1 billion company with a solid balance sheet, a strong credit rating and more than 10,000 employees.