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American Tower Senior Buyer in Woburn, Massachusetts

The Team

We are seeking a Senior Buyer to join American Tower’s Supply Chain organization. The Supply Chain team strategically sources quality materials and services at the lowest total cost while enabling effective and efficient purchasing solutions and enhancing supplier partnerships. Day to day you will manage transactional sourcing requests, analyze data, negotiate costs, and focus on purchase order lifecycles. For a specific and assigned product line or business unit, you will ensure the timely processing of requests, manage the order queue, and deliver timely updates to stakeholders. As a Senior Buyer you will work across functions and with external vendors to drive supplier performance and promote sourcing strategies.

Our Core Principles (https://www.americantower.com/us/company/vision-mission-and-core-principles.html) are the foundation of our culture, and we’re focused on achieving continued success by thinking long-term, leading with values, and creating value with decisions. Come grow your career with us!

What You Can Offer Us

  • Provide ongoing support for all purchasing activities, catalog and non-catalog requests, and complex bid analyses, negotiations, and award decisions.

  • Develop strong partnerships with internal stakeholders and a working understanding of supported lines of business and assigned commodities, including a comprehensive knowledge of the supply base and project-specific service level agreements.

  • Facilitate and oversee transactional sourcing for a specified area of coverage, ensuring scopes of work are clearly articulated, vendors are appropriately assigned, and project timelines and budget are supported.

  • Facilitate and oversee the full procurement lifecycle for assigned commodities, including supplier relationship management processes and end-to-end purchase order management.

  • Monitor supplier performance, which includes developing key supplier metric tracking; organize and assist with managing recurring Supplier Performance Reviews.

  • Lead the order management process for an assigned line of business or commodity, including providing relevant stakeholders with timely and actionable information, visibility to issues, and root cause analyses.

  • Assist the Category Manager with implementing procurement best practices including continuous process improvements and supplier integration.

  • Mentor and train junior and new employees.

  • Other duties as assigned.

What You Need to Succeed

  • Bachelor’s degree required, with a concentration in Engineering, Business, or Supply Management preferred.

  • Between 3–5 years’ experience in a Supply Chain organization or on a Sourcing team, with a track record of meeting and exceeding goals and objectives preferred.

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience managing supplier relationships and negotiating statements of work and service level agreements for individual requirements and within a fixed contract strongly preferred.

  • Wireless telecommunications industry experience, including sourcing or working in the construction or operations functions, preferred.

  • Direct experience working with EBS Procurement tools required; Oracle iProcurement experience preferred.

  • Excellent track record of identifying opportunities, problem solving, and delivering results.

  • Approximately 5% travel may be required to support the position’s responsibilities .

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to present ideas and suggestions clearly and effectively.

  • Ability to work with different functional groups and levels of employees to effectively and professionally achieve results.

  • Strong organizational skills; ability to accomplish multiple tasks within the agreed upon timeframes through effective prioritization of duties and functions in a fast-paced environment .

American Tower is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee based on age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, creed, religion, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

American Tower (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Company is committed to a policy of equal employment and will not discriminate against an applicant or associate based on his or her age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, creed, religion, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, physical or mental disability, handicap, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy or any other category protected under federal, state or local law, regulation or ordinance.

To ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans’ Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process can contact us at (617) 587-7911 for assistance.

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