Excess Buyer - NLD
Amsterdam, NLD Sourcing
Job Type

Role Summary

The Excess Buyer will provide administrative support in order to deliver the highest level of service to customers throughout the purchasing and excess cycles. Service encompasses responsiveness, professionalism, warmth and care, and work product - all to be exceptionally executed. This position is an entry level role with room to grow in accordance with the individual’s drive and desire to learn the business.

Essential Functions

  • Excess Purchasing.
  • Look for excess inventory and offer opportunities to Sales team. 
  • Perform data analysis and administrative support on the platform. 
  • Identify and qualify part numbers using online, internal and external sources. 
  • Enter/transfer information from various sources into a proprietary database. 
  • Process/expedite/confirm/track purchase orders and follow-up.
  • Qualify new suppliers and develop supplier relationships.
  • Review open orders and obtain order acknowledgements.
  • Complete new customer forms and set-up in database.
  • Obtain price/lead-time quotes for services required.
  • Track invoices, PODs, CoCs, etc. 
  • Work with colleagues to resolve all issues and communicate all changes to appropriate personnel.
  • Handle additional projects/duties as directed.
  • Research, quote and negotiate supplier offers. 
  • Request receipt follow-up.  
  • Update requisitions upon stock confirmation. 
  • Control and release supplier purchase orders accurately.  
  • Communicate and collaborate with other departments looking to increase excess sales. 
  • Maintain organized database reports with visually understandable inter-departmental deliveries. 
  • Support and work in different administrative and project activities based on department strategies and daily tasks. 

Core Competencies

  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to read, write correspondence, and communicate with all members of the organization, customers and vendors (internal and external) in a clear, easily understood manner (90-100% Business English Spoken/Written). 
  • Ability to work well within a team and cross functionally, professional demeanor. 
  • Willing to learn new duties and follow written work instructions. 
  • Excellent attention-to-detail and follow-through. 
  • Strong analytical ability and demonstrated problem solving skills. 
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and work independently in a fast-paced environment; able to work under pressure. 
  • Goal-oriented, ambitious, and extremely motivated. 
  • Dependable and punctual.
  • May be requested to work overtime and/or weekends on occasion depending on business needs. 
  • Advance level in Microsoft Office Suite: Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

Education and/or Experience and Physical Requirements

  • 1 year of experience in purchasing electronic components and commodities (memory/storage/CPU) in a tactical and/or strategic capacity preferred.
  • (Candidates possessing a supply chain or marketing related degree may be considered without direct experience in electronics commodities).
  • Demonstrated experience sourcing short and long-term requirements in a fast-paced changing environment preferred 
  • Graduate Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for long periods of time during the shift.   
  • Finger, wrist and hand dexterity with repetitive motion.