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Sr. Strategic Buyer

Company name
The Irvine Company LLC

Irvine, CA, United States

Employment Type

Purchasing, Retail

Posted on
Feb 05,2019

Valid Through
May 21,2019

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Feb 5, 2019


Irvine, CA, US, 92617


The Irvine Company

Position Summary:

The Senior Buyer is responsible for managing the workload and strategy related to the tactical procurement workload to support all of the Apartment Communities. The person assigned to this position will be responsible for working closely with the vendors and ICAC associates to drive business to Preferred Vendors and products/service. Key responsibilities include setting up and managing framework PO’s; acting as the key liaison between vendors and the communities/corporate leadership; vendor reduction which includes identifying, negotiating and developing a preferred product/services lists; training vendors and associates on proper protocols related to purchase order placement, invoice processing and financial coding; developing and reporting of key measurement metrics and driving for the best return on investment for the Irvine Company

Job Duties:

Develop Operational Purchasing guidelines, policy & procedures, and training documents.

Develop training materials and documents to assist in training ICAC associates on policies and procedures, software upgrades and ongoing IT training support

Manage the purchasing process flows for the operational purchase orders required by the Irvine Company Apartment Communities.

Develop a Preferred Vendor List that includes negotiated product/service pricing. Establish strategic relationships with key vendors as needed and identify new potential vendors.

Serve as key liaison with vendors and internal customers to better manage expenses and processes through monitoring, reporting, and auditing.

Manage the development and preparation of monthly reports for distribution including the documentation exceptions related to non-capital related expenses.

Act as a key liaison with IT & Accounts Payable for process improvement projects including CRA, SSP PO, FAS process, and other future enhancements.

Supervise the new vendor approval process for operational vendors and monitor the current vendors including the execution of Master Services Agreements and Division Services Contracts and insurance monitoring activities for the Operational related commodities.

Participate in the Cross Divisional Procurement Team.

Maintain and prioritizes own workload; must have the ability to meet deadlines to insure efficient job coordination and escalate issues as requested or necessary.

Exercise confidentiality in all areas of performance.

Interface effectively with each level of the organization in a professional manner.

Duties are subject to evaluation and revisions due to system and workflow changes.

Perform duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Specialized Skills, Knowledge, Experience and Educational Requirements:

BS or BA degree from an accredited College or University.

Must be proficient in Word, Excel (spreadsheets: creations and input) Adobe and Outlook, telephone etiquette, professionalism, excellent communication and written skills/ customer service; ability to interact with all levels of management.

3 years experience in Tactical or Operational purchasing with a focus on vendor and supply consolidation, development of policy & procedures as well as Preferred Vendors Lists.

About Us:

Irvine Company is a privately held real estate investment company and master-planner committed to creating and sustaining communities that thrive for generations.

With diversified operations throughout coastal California, Irvine Company plans and brings to life balanced, sustainable communities with a full range of housing, job and retail centers, schools, recreation and permanently preserved open space.

We take as much pride in our employee community as we do the communities we create. It’s an environment populated with talented and experienced people, a collaborative spirit and abundant opportunities.

Apply today to join our employee community, and learn more about

Irvine Company

, our


and our

guiding principles

The Irvine Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, compensation, termination, and training, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, age, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, and local law. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request.

Nearest Major Market:

Irvine California

Nearest Secondary Market:

Los Angeles

Job Segment:

Real Estate, Business Process, Sales, Management

Company info

The Irvine Company LLC
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Company Profile
Irvine Company® is a diversified, privately held real-estate investment company and master-planner—highly respected for its stewardship and master planning of The Irvine Ranch® in Orange County, Calif. With operations throughout coastal California, Irvine Company plans and brings to life balanced, sustainable communities with a full range of housing, job and retail centers, schools, recreation, and permanently preserved open space. Irvine Company is committed to long-term ownership and management of a high-quality portfolio—the breadth and quality of which is unmatched in the industry—with each individual property positioned at the top of its class. As a steward of some of America’s most beautiful and scientifically important open space and parklands, the company has donated nearly 60 percent of the historic 93,000-acre Irvine Ranch in Orange County—57,000 acres—to permanently preserve these lands. The U.S. Department of Interior and the State of California have designated these parklands as “Natural Landmarks,” one of the most prestigious land preservation designations. The privately held, diversified company traces its roots to the 1860s with the formation of The Irvine Ranch® from Mexican and Spanish land grants.

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