BUYER in Memphis, TN 38138 at TruGreen

Date Posted: 6/12/2018

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Job Description

TruGreen is committed to providing personalized attention for our associates. We focus on developing our people by building proud, dynamic teams while helping associates reach their personal and professional goals. We continuously strive to make TruGreen an employer of choice and "a great place to work!"

Position Overview

Supports the Category Managers and Directors for all program related needs, issues and initiatives for the categories assigned. Assists in the execution of category strategies through identifying process improvements and providing quantitative analytical skills.


  • Places orders and manages inventory via Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)/Procurement Tools
  • Processes requisitions into purchase orders, perform daily purchasing requirements and additional duties as assigned.
  • Helps Sourcing Analysts and Category Managers locate and interview (on an on-going basis) potential sources of materials or services with better value or with equivalent and/or superior quality                  
  • Prepares presentation documents for internal clients and potential vendors. Assists in presentations
  • Coordinates and negotiates with suppliers. Assists with complex contract preparation and negotiation as needed. Supports administration for approved contracts.
  • Supports “Request For” (RF) process
  • Prepares reports and contributes to Continuous Improvement Program, Supplier Development, and other Purchasing Programs as requested.
  • Coordinates, manages and documents regular supplier performance review meetings and ensures key actions are recorded, managed and tracked through to completion
  • Monitors the effectiveness of our supplier operations and their performance against key benchmarks (service-level agreements, key performance indicators etc.) in order to identify potential issues as early as possible.
  • Works with Sourcing Analysts and Category Managers to identify service improvements and cost reduction opportunities with our suppliers
  • Ensures supplier related documentation is maintained and kept up to date
  • Reviews our key supplier benchmarks against market best practices
  • Participates in special projects as identified by manager (including but not limited to negotiating, sourcing, contracting, cost modeling, project management)

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required with concentration in Materials Management, Procurement Mathematics, Computer Science or related field preferred.
  • Exposure to Purchasing procedures and computer experience with a variety of software preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Analytical skills with ability to collect and correlate information and data
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer skills with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Mathematical skill to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, commissions, proportions, percentages, area and volume
  • Time management skills, including punctuality for on-time attendance
  • Practice high ethical standards and treat suppliers impartially. 
  • Knowledge of sourcing and category management concepts, principles, practices and strategies
  • Knowledge of contractual terms and conditions (e.g., indemnification, intellectual property, force majeure, amendments/exhibits, statements of work)
  • Negotiation and influencing skills
  • Organizational, project and process management and leadership skills
  • Written and verbal communication skills, including delivering presentations
  • Business process analysis skills
  • Attention to detail and quantitative analytical skills
  • Ability to operate independently and collaboratively within a team

Physical Demands & Working Conditions

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Regularly required to:

  • Sit, stand and walk
  • Use hands and arms to handle, feel or reach
  • Speak and hear
  • Use close vision abilities

Occasionally required to:

  • Lift or move up to 25 lbs.
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Noise level

        * Low to moderate

Adverse Conditions


TruGreen is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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TruGreen performs pre-employment testing.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

By providing my cell phone number, I agree that TruGreen may call or text/SMS message me on that number using an automated telephone dialing system or prerecorded or artificial voice to discuss possible employment opportunities, my account, including current and possible future services, customer service and billing.  I understand that providing my cell phone number is not required to inquire about or apply for employment or purchase services, and that I may revoke this permission at any time.