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Associate Buyer (Hybrid)

Charlotte, North Carolina

Spectrum’s high quality connectivity services relies on the collaboration and effectiveness of our Procurement team. We deliver value by providing innovative commercial expertise and strategic business solutions that enable us to deliver advanced products and services that create positive customer experiences. The relationships we build with our internal stakeholders and suppliers support our evolving business goals and help keep innovative products affordable for all Spectrum customers.

  • Full-time
  • Job level: Entry to Experienced
  • Travel: Varies by role
  • Company benefits

Success profile

What makes you successful as a Procurement Professional? Check out our top traits to see if you have the right mix.

  • Collaborative
  • Results-driven
  • Detail-oriented
  • Organized
  • Trustworthy
  • Persuasive

Hear from our team

"I am grateful to be part of an organization that empowers employees to make decisions, encourages innovation and continuously seeks out opportunities for further success."

Jennifer, Sr Manager, Procurement Operations

"Sitting with the IT leaders and their teams allows me to work on complex, strategic initiatives where I can deliver significant value and drive positive results for the business and my stakeholders. Collaborating with and supporting our Technology groups gives me first-hand visibility into the projects that continue to pave the way for Spectrum as the fastest-growing cable provider in the U.S."

Natalie, Sr Director, Procurement

"I chose a career with Spectrum because I wanted to be a part of a growing company in a stable and exciting industry. At the time that I joined, we just acquired Time Warner Cable making Spectrum the 2nd largest Multiple-System Operator. I think we have endless possibilities to grow even more in the future!"

Beth, Sr Director, Purchasing

Rewards

Spectrum wants to help you get more out of life and take care of things outside the office to make life a little easier. We provide:

  • Tuition Reimbursement

    We support continuing education for personal and professional growth.

  • Retirement Savings/401(k)

    100% match for every dollar you contribute, up to 6% of your eligible pay.

  • Health & Welfare

    Medical, prescription, dental and vision plans, plus AD&D insurance at two times your pay and assorted life insurance options.

  • Discounted Services

    Discount on Spectrum Services where applicable (restrictions apply).

  • Paid Time Off

    Paid vacation, sick time, personal days and holidays.

  • Professional Development

    Programs and ongoing training to build skills and technical expertise.

Responsibilities

Position Type: Full Time Location: Charlotte, North Carolina Date Posted: Date posted 05/13/2022 Areas of interest: Procurement Requisition Number: 308045BR-1 Business unit: Corporate - CCL - CORPL FSC310 JOB SUMMARY
Responsible for assuring timely purchase, delivery, and receipt of designated products and services at the lowest overall total cost to the organization. Working knowledge of purchasing principles, theories, concepts, and procedures to ensure that the right products are available at the right time, price, and quality.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience.

Manage purchase orders through all stages (creation, change, tracking, receipt, invoicing and PO closure).

Collaborate with BU stakeholders to understand purchase requirements for products or services.

Manage 3 way match process through closure.

Verify and validate that the requested purchase is in alignment with standard purchasing practices or escalate as required to the appropriate Sourcing Team Member.

Maintain productive relationships in the supplier community to enhance Charter's reputation in the communities served.

Assist with auditing vendor's performance on invoice and shipment discrepancies, and communicate results with internal departments on issue resolution.

Contribute to cost control initiatives by actively participating in vendor reduction, product standardization and excess material liquidation, item master cleanup, and maintenance activities.

Perform other duties as assigned and/or required.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Required Skills/Abilities and Knowledge

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

Required Education
Bachelor's degree

Required Related Work Experience and Number of Years
Experience in purchasing life cycle methodology - 0-3
Experience in negotiation, and project management - 0-2

WORKING CONDITIONS
Office environment
This role offers a Hybrid work schedule
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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 93,000 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.

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