If you want to make a positive difference and stand out from the crowd, you’ll fit in at The Standard (www.standard.com). Through our retirement plans and insurance products and services, we help people achieve financial well-being and peace of mind. Come join us and share our passion for serving our customers in a positively different way.
As a Buyer, you will purchase capital equipment, furnishings, software, and requested service and goods as needed. Negotiate with vendors to ensure the company receives optimal value in equipment, goods and services. Process internal customer requisition’s in a timely manner ensuring the best overall quality and price. Manage internal customer requirements that include; project management on purchasing related needs, coordination with field requestors, insure asset utilization, and proactively communicate order status.
Demonstrated skills: Assessing customer needs and purchasing appropriately. Excellent computer skills for data input and retrieval. Working knowledge of excel, word, and ERP systems.
Ability to: Plan and organize own work; participate as team leader/member on projects; interface with a broad range of company employees; express ideas clearly in written and oral communications. Lead projects pertaining to RFPs, annual bids, and business reviews. Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Working knowledge: Accounting principles, contract law and computer inventory control. Relational database (ERP Systems) processing, work flows, procure–to-pay cycle and its dependencies.
Advanced knowledge: Purchasing methods and procedures, products and marketplace conditions; current business equipment technologies.
Education: BA or five to seven years direct experience in lieu of a degree.
Experience: Five years progressively responsible purchasing experience, or the equivalent combination of education and/or relevant experience.
Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Equities, Inc. and StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., marketed as The Standard, are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status or any other condition protected by federal, state or local law. The Standard offers a drug and alcohol free work environment where possession, manufacture, transfer, offer, use of or being impaired by an illegal substance while on Standard property, or in other cases which the company believes might affect operations, safety or reputation of the company is prohibited. The Standard requires a criminal background investigation, drug test, employment, education and licensing verification as a condition of employment. All employees of The Standard must be bondable.
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Individuals with disabilities who need assistance or accommodation with the application process should contact HR Direct at 971-321-7871. This number is only for the use of individuals with disabilities who need accommodation with the application process. General inquiries about application status will not be addressed.