Buyer I / II

TDS Telecom Madison, WI
Overview

We are currently seeking a Buyer I / II to join our Procurement Team! This technical role is responsible for sourcing, negotiating and securing technical equipment, creating RFPs, and making recommendation for award. Establishing strong relationships with suppliers and employees is critical.to secure best option equipment.

Responsibilities

* Participate, counsel and support employees in the selection and procurement of goods.

* Establish relationships with suppliers in support of sourcing and procurement requirements.

* Administer and validate the purchase of goods & services in support of TDS Telecom operations and business needs.

* Communicate and support departments and operating locations in the procurement of goods and services.

* Maintain knowledge of industry, and suppliers.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

* Bachelor's degree –OR- 4+ years professional work experience.

* 2+ years of sourcing/procurement, negotiating, and/or contracting experience

Other Qualifications

* Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain or related

* Certificate in Purchasing Management

* Knowledge of PC applications and databases (i.e. Microsoft suite).

* Proficiency with SAP module specific to procurement.

* Ability to work and make decisions independently..

* Excellent oral and written communication skills.

* Experience managing projects, including but not limited to those involving technical matters.

* Proven organizational skills and ability to multi-task.

* Ability to negotiate basic terms for assigned goods or services.

* Knowledge of telecommunications and cable industries

* Developing an understanding of telecommunication products and services

* Some limited travel to occasional trade shows, company or vendor locations