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Print Buyer

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Our client company, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is looking for a Print Buyer to add to their team. The initial duration of this assignment is through the end of 2012, with a possibility of extending further. You would be a W2, hourly employee of Aquent during this time.

Basic Function:
Responsible for working with internal clients throughout the company to determine their purchasing needs for those goods and services that have been assigned – primarily printed materials. Manage day to day requests and inquiries, procure goods and services on a daily basis and resolve issues to ensure ongoing support for internal clients.

Principal Accountabilities:
•Participates in supplier selection by utilizing electronic tool for procurement and negotiates pricing without compromising quality or service.
•Understands purchasing systems and processes purchase orders, resolves day-to-day purchasing issues and supports commodity managers in the purchase order process.

Requirements:
•Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and work experience in the procurement field
•3-5 years of progressively responsible purchasing work experience
•Knowledge of the print commodity
•Proven ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects in a purchasing environment
•Demonstrated strong analytical abilities in decision making and problem solving
•Ability to exercise judgment and discretion when making decisions in a timely manner, often under tight deadlines
•Effective written and oral communication skills with the ability to build rapport with others
•Working knowledge of MS Excel and purchasing systems. Experience with PeopleSoft APPO and PrintWire is desirable, but not required.

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