Procurement Buyer - IT in Grapevine, TX at GameStop

Date Posted: 10/22/2019

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Description:

SUMMARY

Working with general supervision, the Procurement Buyer works closely with business departments to research the marketplace, prepare complex, formal competitive bids and RFPs, analyze results and recommend awards in addition to handling informal bids and small dollar purchases, sometimes in an expedited manner.  Associates in the role will assist with or occasionally be independently responsible for developing and implementing appropriate sourcing strategies to achieve the best cost, service and quality. They must have good knowledge about the market for the assigned product/service categories and be able to identify the right suppliers and independently manage the end to end sourcing processes from RFx to contract closure. The associate will manage supplier relationships and will assist in maintaining supplier performance, review, and continuous improvements. Associates in the role will negotiate costs and other terms and conditions. Works internally and with suppliers to identify and drive cost reduction initiatives to meet cost/saving targets. Working in a team environment, the procurement category buyer will work cross-functionally to ensure sourcing results meet business needs and resolve issues timely when they arise. Associate may interact with his or her supervisor several times a week, perhaps daily, to receive guidance and feedback. Some non-routine activities may require a supervisor’s advance approval.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES*

  • Work with business partners within GameStop’s Store Support Center to develop requirements for IT-related products and services
  • Assist with development of appropriate sourcing strategies for assigned categories and drive implementation
  • Lead sourcing activities for assigned sourcing categories including RFQs, contract negotiations and business awards
  • Identify qualified providers for required products and/or services with consideration to both domestic and offshore vendors
  • Negotiate with vendors and select providers to deliver cost-effective procurement solutions for cross-functional stakeholders throughout the organization
  • Adhering to Total cost of Ownership (TCO) strategy
  • Demonstrate contract drafting & thorough negotiation of contract terms and conditions
  • Drive cost reduction initiatives to saving target
  • Ensure procurement practices adhere to GameStop legal and compliance policies and guidelines  
  • Contribute to a work environment that encourages diversity, inclusion, and respect
  • Manage relationships in a manner acceptable to others and to the organization; adhere consistently with all organizational policies related to our respectful workplace
  • Demonstrate a consistent commitment to field-focused service by prioritizing field-based requests, responding quickly and favorably to field-based feedback, by minimizing tasks, and proactively seeking ways to help store teams focus on customer service as productively as possible
  • Work collaboratively with others within and outside of his or her function to achieve goals, simply processes, reduce costs, prevent loss, and to ensure that work is completed safely, accurately, and on time
  • Model the behaviors expected of all GME associates including a drive for results with a clear bias for action; high levels of maturity and professionalism; giving, receiving and responding to feedback effectively; a high service orientation; and clear commitments to diversity, inclusion, a respectful workplace, and integrity
  • Manage relationships in a manner acceptable to others and to the organization
  • Model team commitment by meeting deadlines; and by being cooperative, collaborative, and flexible
  • Drive outstanding business results through traditional management functions including sourcing and selecting talent, coaching and development, workforce and project scheduling, performance assessment, and general talent planning

RELATED COMPETENCIES

  • Innovation — Generates innovative solutions in work situations; tries different and novel ways to deal with work problems and opportunities.
  • Quality Orientation — Accomplishes tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks.
  • Cultivating Networks — Initiating and maintaining strategic relationships with stakeholders inside and outside the organization (e.g., customers, peers, cross-functional partners, external vendors, and alliance partners) to advance business goals

BASIC AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE)

  • Accredited Bachelor’s degree in information management or other information technology related degrees
  • Experience in indirect procurement and strategic sourcing a strongly preferred but not required

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, JOB SKILLS, ABILITIES

  • The following skills are essential in this role
  • Analytics- ability to gather, di-sect and draw actionable insights from complex data
  • Project management- Ability to lead and move projects and initiatives along milestones
  • Independent problem-solving
  • Expert ability to communicate effectively with others using written and spoken English including the ability to provide clear, constructive feedback to team members
  • Proficient relationship building skills, including the capacity to predict and manage behavior, build and leverage cross-functional partnerships within and outside of the organization, and leverage influential leadership
  • Expert ability to work under demanding time constraints and production goals
  • Expert project planning skills, including the ability to organize, prioritize and control job responsibilities in order to meet deadlines in an environment with overlapping and potentially conflicting priorities
  • Proficient ability to solve functional problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Expert ability to model consistently GME’s commitment to a respectful, diverse, inclusive, and collaborative work environment
  • Consistently demonstrates a commitment to GME policies and procedures, including but not limited to, attendance, confidentiality, conflict of interest, and ethical responsibilities