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Amazon Buyer SPOC , Site Procurement Operations Center in Swiebodzin, Poland


Our overall mission is simple: we want Amazon to be the place where our customers can find, discover and buy anything online. Whatever our customers want, we will find the means to deliver it. With your help, Amazon will continue to enable people to discover new worlds and implement innovation.

This is your chance to make history.

The Site Procurement Operations Center, reporting into the Procurement Function, ensures that Amazon gets value for money for non-inventory goods to provide the Fulfillment Centers with the necessary shipping supplies they need to operate smoothly. As a SPOC buyer, you will provide functional support to all the Fulfillment Centers (FCs) within the cluster for all aspects of procurement. This includes securing the constant flow of packaging goods and services, supplied at the best overall value to the business on a day to day basis.

The number of FCs within a cluster will ideally depend on FC size and other relevant parameters. The SPOC Buyer will directly report to the Regional SPOC Manager.

Key job responsibilities

The extent of your responsibilities will include, but is not limited to:

• Plan and execute the daily forecast and effective materials management of all non-inventory packaging supplies

• Execute purchase order creation based on the planned forecast and internal requests

• Liaise with suppliers to secure prompt deliveries for the full range of shipping supplies items

• Develop relationships with primary internal customers (on-site management teams), external suppliers and other Amazon Teams (Operations and Corporate)

• Work in full compliance with the company Spending and Transaction Policy

• Plan the truck deliveries in full while placing replenishment orders

• Communicate the accurate delivery schedule to the local FC Stores teams

• Ensure deliveries are offloaded as per the agreed timelines with suppliers

• Work with Operations and Stores Coordinators to define strategies to mitigate space constraints

• Support change initiatives and continuous improvement projects aimed at improving the efficiency of shipping supplies processes

• Proactively flag delivery issues with the Regional SPOC Manager as well as the EU Procurement Team for visibility

• Provide support to other SPOC Buyers as and when required

• Interact with the FC Stores Coordinators on a daily basis to get a sense of activities on the shop floor

• Provide training to new SPOC Buyers

• Deliver Procurement metrics in line with set targets. This includes achieving cost savings for the cluster, no FC stock-out issues and achieving individual project objectives

Basic Qualifications

• Previous purchasing experience in Procurement.

• Basic knowledge of ERP and/or MRP systems (such as Oracle, SAP, COUPA, etc)

• Computer literate – knowledge of software programs (i.e. MS Excel, Outlook and Word)

• Advanced Level of English (CEFR B2/C1)

• Advanced level of Polish (CEFR B2/C1)

Preferred Qualifications

• Proven ability to build constructive and effective supplier relationships

• Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) at all levels

• Analytical, data driven approach with attention to detail.• Completed Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Engineering, IT, or related field

• Strong experience in the following Procurement domains: Materials Management, Logistics, Supply Chain Operations, and/or Shipping Supplies

• Experience in supplier/ vendor relationship management

• Experience as a Non-Inventory Receiver or Stores Coordinator

• Any additional sourcing and/or purchasing competencies would be advantageous

• Travel Requirements: Occasional Travel may be required to visit individual FCs within the cluster/other regions (10% of the total time) (EU)

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