Buyer III - (B3)

Applied Materials Austin, TX
Requires in-depth knowledge and experience. Uses best practices and knowledge of internal or external business issues to improve products or services. Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective using existing solutions. Works independently, receives minimal guidance. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.

Key Responsibilities

* Leads purchasing activities with manufacturing and engineering departments to maintain inventory at planned levels. Leads problem resolution for material related accounting and receiving issues

* Develops methods of business simplification for the procurement function. Participates in the development of ISO documents for the purchasing function.

* Manages activities of the purchasing group in the manager's absence. Manages projects for purchasing; as required, monitors the cost, schedule and scope of assigned projects. Oversees workload distribution among Buyers; trains and audits activities of lower level personnel.

Functional Knowledge

* Demonstrates conceptual and practical expertise in own discipline and basic knowledge of related disciplines

Business Expertise

* Has knowledge of best practices and how own area integrates with others; is aware of the competition and the factors that differentiate them in the market

Leadership

* Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience; may lead small projects with manageable risks and resource requirements

Problem Solving

* Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective on existing solutions; exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information

Impact

* Impacts a range of customer, operational, project or service activities within own team and other related teams; works within broad guidelines and policies

Interpersonal Skills

* Explains difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus

Education

* Bachelor's Degree

* 2 - 4 Years of Experience

Applied Materials is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

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