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R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company

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R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company - Los Angeles, CA

Provide local and/or regional level procurement activity execution and support. Co-lead the development and implementation of standard procurement methodology, tools and processes. Source materials / services in alignment with strategic plan. Support and co-lead Global Business Solutions commodity strategies at a local level. Demonstrate knowledge of price and cost analysis tools to drive cost savings on a medium scale.

Required Skills

Execute order placement and issuance of POs in accordance with policies/procedures

Responsible for timely blocked invoice resolution and avoidance; Participates in external benchmarking and implementation of best practices

Participates in Sourcing process improvement initiatives and tools including project planning and implementation

Participates in the identification of stakeholder needs and delivers appropriate communication internally and externally to meet the needs of Operations.

Collaborates with Sourcing Commodity Manager to communicate and implement purchasing category best practices

Collaborates with internal partners to communicate and drive utilization of preferred suppliers

Conducts negotiations on medium scale projects to achieve department objectives

Under general direction, uses data to conduct price & cost analysis to drive savings

Utilizes effective presentation skills to address stakeholders’ needs; Communicates with Senior Mgmt across organization

Participates in the development of robust training, policy and procedure materials

Addresses contractual issues with direction

Works closely with internal partners on sourcing decisions to ensure supplier contribution and performance requirements are met

Ability to co-lead cross-functional teams across functional boundaries

Performs other related duties and participates in special projects as assigned

Required Experience

3 years of relevant purchasing experience or Associate’s Degree required

Printing industry desired

Knowledgeable of the critical factors affecting sourcing and supplier management

General knowledge of tools/techniques of competitive and collaborative purchasing and price and cost analysis tools

Skilled in negotiating and understanding of purchasing contract language

Well-organized approach to work planning and implementation of sourcing process improvements

Clear and concise verbal and written skills required

Effective presentation skills

Ability to co-lead cross-functionally and across functional boundaries

Intermediate skills in developing or applying effective and proactive supplier management techniques and tools

Proficient in MS Office/Project. Knowledge of PO system applications.


10 days 14 hours ago

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company


Sourcing Buyer * R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company - Los Angeles, CA, United States


Location: Los Angeles, CA

Company Profile:
RR Donnelley (Nasdaq:RRD) is a global provider of integrated communications. The company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, drive top-line growth, enhance ROI and increase compliance. Drawing on a range of proprietary and commercially available digital and conventional technologies deployed across four continents, the company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing services to clients in virtually every private and public sector.