Associate Buyer

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Full Time Greenwood Village, Colorado Posted 09/08/2023 Business unit: Corporate-CCL Areas of interest: Business Planning, Procurement, Retail Requisition Number: 2023-21389 FSC310

When working through a challenge, are you analytical, thoughtful, and calm? Are you a strong problem solver and decision maker, even in a high-volume, fast-paced environment? If so, you may be a fit for our Associate Buyer position!

Spectrum keeps more than 32 million customers connected across our 41-state footprint by offering state-of-the-art products and services including Spectrum Internet®, TV, mobile, and voice. Our Procurement team plays the integral role of making sure the products and services obtained by Spectrum are appropriate and valuable for our business partners.


As an Associate Buyer, you'll play a crucial role in ensuring the efficient procurement of designated products and services, guaranteeing timely delivery and receipt while minimizing costs. Your knowledge of purchasing principles and procedures will be utilized to source the right products at optimal prices without compromising on quality. Join our team and contribute to our organization's success through your understanding of procurement practices.


  • Actively and consistently supporting all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience.
  • Managing purchase orders through all stages (creating, changing, tracking, receiving, invoicing, and closing POs).
  • Collaborating with BU stakeholders to understand purchase requirements for products or services.
  • Managing the 3-way match process through closure.
  • Verifying and validating that the requested purchase is in alignment with standard purchasing practices or escalating as required to the appropriate Sourcing Team Member.
  • Maintaining productive relationships in the supplier community to enhance Charter's reputation in the communities served.
  • Assisting with auditing vendor performance on invoice and shipment discrepancies and communicating results with internal departments on issue resolution.
  • Contributing to cost control initiatives by actively participating in vendor reduction, product standardization, excess material liquidation, item master cleanup, and maintenance activities.
  • Performing other duties as assigned and/or required.

As part of the Procurement Department, you will be a driving force behind the strategic sourcing and purchasing of goods and services that power Spectrum. Our expertise in securing the best possible price, quality, and overall value helps to ensure Spectrum’s continued growth and success. Through strong relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders, we work tirelessly to bring innovation and efficiency to every aspect of our procurement process.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Knowledge of physical database structures, disaster recovery and best practices
  • Troubleshooting skills with ability to isolate and resolve problems
  • Ability to build trust and relationships with Procurement, IT and end users/Business Units
  • Demonstrated ability to be detail orientation with emphasis on accuracy and analysis of various data structures
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and organize effectively
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a collaborative and dynamic team environment
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and seek input to prioritize
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data
  • Experience in purchasing life cycle methodology - 0-3 years
  • Experience in negotiation, and project management - 0-2 years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Business or Supply Chain Management preferred 

Working Conditions

  • Hybrid Schedule - Three in-office days weekly


  • Dynamic Growth: The growth of our industry and evolving technology powers our employees’ careers as they move up or around the company
  • Supportive Teams: Who you are matters here. And, we aim to foster an inclusive workplace where every person is empowered to bring their best ideas
  • Learning Culture: With a dedicated focus on training and development, employees can have confidence that day one is truly just the beginning of a dynamic career
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Here, employees don’t just have jobs, they build careers. That’s why we believe in offering a comprehensive pay and benefits package that rewards employees for their contributions to our success, supports all aspects of their well-being, and delivers real value at every stage of life.

A qualified applicant’s criminal history, if any, will be considered in a manner consistent with applicable laws, including local ordinances.

The pay for this position has a salary range of $50,500.00 to $80,500.00. The actual salary offer will carefully consider a wide range of factors, including your skills, qualifications, experience and location. Also, certain positions are eligible for additional forms of compensation such as bonuses.

Get to Know Us Charter Communications is known in the United States by our Spectrum brands, including: Spectrum Internet®, TV, Mobile and Voice, Spectrum Networks, Spectrum Enterprise and Spectrum Reach. When you join us, you’re joining a strong community of more than 101,000 individuals working together to serve more than 32 million customers in 41 states and keep them connected to what matters most. Watch this video to learn more.

Who You Are Matters Here We’re committed to growing a workforce that reflects our communities, and providing equal opportunities for employment and advancement. EOE, including disability/vets. Learn about our inclusive culture.

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