C. R. Bard, Inc.


1 week ago
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Covington, GA/Bard Medical


The  Buyer position is located at C. R. Bard Medical Division in Covington, GA.

Summary of Position with General Responsibilities

Responsible for vendor set-up and management and procurement of direct and indirect materials (MRO) along with related services in support of Covington operations.  Works to ensure that a competitive purchasing environment is maintained for all goods and services purchased while managing multiple suppliers in a high volume business environment. 

Essential Job Functions

  • Authorized purchasing agent of the company responsible for managing direct and indirect materials purchases in support of daily operations.


  • Provides procurement direction and assistance for internal requisitioners seeking indirect materials and general services support.


  • Manages and supports company requisition process as it relates to inter-company purchase transactions.   


  • Manages and directs purchases in support of maintenance and engineering departmental requirements.


  • Manages high volume and diverse supplier base in support of daily operations.


  • Works with Quality Assurance personnel in monitoring supplier quality issues and maintaining general supplier accountability in the quality arena.


  • Works with internal customers and external supplier in generating tangible cost savings on a regular basis.  Initiates, promotes and directs cost improvement/avoidance as a routine responsibility.


  • Initiates, manages and directs formal supplier RFP’s (requests for proposal) as a means of ensuring general competitiveness within all areas of assigned procurement responsibility.


  • Generates blanket purchase orders where appropriate in order to facilitate ordering process while minimizing inventories and paperwork.


  • Responsible for the purchase of internal office machine equipment, office furniture, maintenance & engineering supplies (including capitol equipment) and general business services.


  • Purchasing – Input, Process, and Route for signature Indirect PO requisitions for the Covington facility.  Maintain purchasing files in accordance with local procedures.  Interfaces with Suppliers and other Bard division personnel on issues pertaining to Covington facility indirect purchasing.


  • Processes vendor creation forms providing SBA information and debarment checks.


  • Maintains annual verification for SBA subcontracting plan and debarment, maintains cold call list to support SBA subcontracting plan.


  • Coordinate monthly data collection and provide inputs for Supplier Management Committee presentations.


  • Serve as subject matter expert (SME) on documentation creation/changes and purchasing procedure updates.


  • Primary POC for liaison with BMD Finance in SLC for invoice/PO/Vendor issues.


  • Departmental Training Coordinator


  • Budget – assists Global Sourcing Manager in monitoring budget and tracking expenditures, comparing and resolving inaccuracies. Prepares and processes check requests and purchase orders.


  • Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications

  • Proficient in the use of a personal computer with intermediate level of keyboarding skills.
  • High level of maturity and interpersonal skills are essential in successfully interacting with diversified internal & external customer base.
  • Strong interpersonal skills required in the areas of verbal/written communications, telephone courtesy, professionalism, negotiating, and influencing.
  • Strong listening and assessment skills.
  • Strong questioning and problem-solving skills.
  • Detail oriented and ability to prioritize multiple tasks

Additional Desirable Qualifications Skills and Knowledge


  • Requires good computer skills with preferred experience in database systems environment (preferably JD Edwards) Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and network electronic mail.


  • Ability to read and comprehend simple to moderately complex instructions are vital to success.
  • Effective presentation of information in one-on-one and small group settings is instrumental in successfully working with suppliers and internal customers.


  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

Education and/or Experience

  • BA degree required. Higher education a plus 
  • Four plus years of related business experience and/or associated purchasing and supplier management training within a medical device manufacturing environment is highly desirable.
  • CPM/CPSM Certification a plus.

Physical Demands

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


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision and distance vision.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.  The position is in an indoor office setting.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

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