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Buyer’s Essential Roles and Responsibilities: Purchase materials, supplies and services at the most favorable terms for the organization Assigned to projects/matters of moderate complexity in a support role; occasionally directed in several aspects of a task; performs routine tasks independently, reports to a supervisor or manager Qualify vendors, evaluate bids, analyze prices, and negotiate terms for purchased goods and services Execute the Fairlead Purchase Order Checklist Procedure Set-up vendor files and related purchase orders for direct and indirect projects in the Cost Point business system Ensure purchase orders are properly close-out when completed Prepare and distribute Requests for Quotes and Proposals (RFQ/RFPs) for assigned requisitions; Provide assistance on proposals and change orders for more complex tasks Validate requisitions against purchase orders, ensure purchase orders clearly specify all pertinent technical requirements and invoke all required contract clauses, terms, and conditions Track approved purchases, update order expediting information, monitor and resolve delivery, receipt and reported quality issues, and review vendor invoices for compliance with PO and accepted deliveries Maintain vendor registration and certification files and Cost Point based AVL database information Assist with the maintenance of project reporting tools; updating reports with current PO status information for use by project managers Serves as the company’s primary point of contact with vendors on assigned purchase orders Actively supports production with current purchase commitment status and vendor delivery information Proficiency in MS Office; Experience with an enterprise system (e.g., Costpoint)