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Georgia Aquarium

Buyer

As a Buyer, you will be responsible for procuring a variety of commodities and services required to support the business objectives and the fundamental needs of the Aquarium. You will ensure compliance with GAI’s procurement practices, and the business code of conduct policies.  You will manage supplier relationships, and identify potential new world-class suppliers. You will be expected to implement cost saving initiatives.

  1. Responsibilities:
  1. Process orders to support the day-to-day needs of the GA Aquarium.
  2. Help manage the Vendor database in the Accounting software.
  3. Coordinate and help facilitate training of ReQlogic - Electronic Requisitioning software.
  4. Meet with strategic suppliers to discuss ways to reduce cost, and increase our cost saving initiatives.
  5. Coordinate product training from various suppliers for GA Aquarium employees.
  6. Negotiate bids and services to support the operational needs of GA Aquarium.
  7. Distribute & maintain Uniforms for the GA Aquarium Staff.
  8. Assist Shipping/Receiving Clerk when necessary
  9. Work with Accounting on reconciling and invoicing issues.
  10. Help to maintain a professional appearance of the Purchasing Office, the Cage and any other areas that are affiliated with the Purchasing Department.
  11. Other projects and duties as assigned
  1. Qualifications:          
  1. Bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required.
  2. Minimum of two years’ experience in a procurement role.
  3. Fork lift and electric pallet jack certification.
  4. Must be able to lift, move up to 75lbs.
  5. Excellent customer service, vendor relationship skills
  6. Experience with enterprise accounting software (Great Plains preferred)
  7. Above average ability to organize, manage time and set priorities while meeting deadlines
  8. Ability to be flexible and shift priorities to meet departmental requirements
  9. High level of interpersonal skills to partner with internal/external vendors
  10. Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism, integrity and confidentiality
  11. Effective problem analysis and resolution skills
  12. Superior verbal and written communication skills as well as presentation skills essential
  13. Ability to research and analyze various different types of data information
  14. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color and peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

Georgia Aquarium is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

How to Apply

Go to www.georgiaaquarium.org/careers Requisition #16-0138

Georgia Aquarium
Atlanta, GA

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