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Senior Buyer

| Seattle

Reporting to the Manager of Purchasing, the Senior Buyer is primarily responsible for administering purchase orders in accordance with established policies, procedures and generally accepted purchasing practices. The Senior Buyer purchases goods and services on behalf of stakeholders from a diverse set of departments. The Senior Buyer manages new and existing vendor relationships, as well as supports the Manager of Purchase by training the requester on policies, processes, and systems.
 

Job Duties

  • Assist employees with issues related to the submission of purchase requests
  • Review purchase requests for appropriate account coding and necessary approvals
  • Evaluate bids and proposals from vendors in accordance with established policies
  • Negotiate favorable pricing, payment, and other contractual terms with vendors
  • Develop preferred vendor sources for frequently used goods or services
  • Place purchase orders for goods and services pursuant to established policies
  • Maintain appropriate supporting documentation for all purchases
  • Resolve issues with vendors – e.g., delivery delays, pricing differences, quantity discrepancies, product defects – in a timely manner
  • Articulate purchasing policies and procedures to end users and continually reinforce compliance with purchasing practices
  • Collaborate with the Manager of Purchasing in identifying and implementing process improvements
  • Assist with ad hoc projects and perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications 

  • 2 – 5 years of experience in a purchasing role for a company with annual revenues of at least $50 million – experience in a technology company desirable
  • Thorough understanding of purchasing principles, processes, and procedures
  • Experience evaluating vendor bids, negotiating pricing and other contractual terms, and managing on-going relationships
  • Hands-on experience with at least one major ERP system – preferably NetSuite
  • Track record for meeting deadlines
  • Familiarity with the application of internal controls in a purchasing context
  • Service oriented with a collaborative approach toward problem-solving
  • Proficient using Excel, Word and other Microsoft Office applications
  • Exceptional planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in written form
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or combination of experience and other relevant training

 

About Avalara

Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with transaction taxes, including sales and use, VAT, excise, communications, and other tax types. The company delivers comprehensive, automated, cloud-based solutions designed to be fast, accurate, and easy to use. The Avalara Compliance Cloud® platform helps customers manage complicated and burdensome tax compliance obligations imposed by state, local, and other taxing authorities throughout the world.

Avalara offers more than 600 pre-built connectors into leading accounting, ERP, ecommerce and other business applications, making the integration of tax and compliance solutions easy for customers. Each year, the company processes billions of indirect tax transactions for customers and users, files more than a million tax returns, and manages millions of tax exemption certificates and other compliance documents.

Headquartered in Seattle, Avalara has offices across the U.S. and overseas in the U.K., Belgium, Brazil, and India. More information at www.avalara.com

Avalara is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, national orientation, disability, sexual orientation, US Veteran status, or any other factor protected by law.

Avalara is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, national orientation, disability, sexual orientation, US Veteran status, or any other factor protected by law.

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Location

255 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104

What are Avalara Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
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