• Buyer

    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(12/19/2018 2:07 PM)
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    JOB SUMMARY The Buyer performs purchasing duties in accordance with policies and procedures and/or within defined best practice protocols focusing to maximize cost effective, ethical, efficient, timely, professional practices in order to maximize value within a customer service oriented environment.  Furthermore duties include the supporting of the maximization of the value of purchasing initiatives including formal bidding, Sourcing, negotiations, and other value building practices as they are defined.


    At minimum, the position is responsible for the purchasing of goods and services.  Position will be responsible for transaction coordination with company appointed requisitioners to fulfill purchasing needs as defined.  Ultimate position responsibilities may include development, execution, and maintenance of sourcing opportunities and other assigned responsibilities as they are defined.


    In support of Hawaii Gas’ Vision and Mission the Buyer will maintain and support Hawaii Gas’ purchasing and warehouse policies and procedures and assist in the development, communication and implementation of best practice procurement strategies that support short and long-term objectives supporting the execution of Hawaii Gas’s services provided to their customer base. The Buyer is expected to keep pace with the demands of Hawaii Gas’ growing business, anticipate problems, and provide solution opportunities and support where necessary the implementation of such strategies.


    Within this context, the responsibilities of the Buyer include the following and are not limited to:

    • Purchasing and maintenance of inventory of assigned goods and services
    • File maintenance (hard and soft copies)
    • Identify areas of opportunity to deliver cost savings and value improvement.
    • Support formal RFx writing, execution, and management
    • Assist in the development of initiatives to minimize transactional processing costs by utilizing automation, standardization, and consolidation
    • Develop benchmarks and measurements for ongoing effectiveness of related processes and systems
    • Data Analysis of assigned goods and services and new potential opportunities
    • Demonstrate and maintain professional customer service
    • Demonstrate ability to work independently while working to meet departmental goals and objectives with little or no supervision.
    • Other duties as required.


    • A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, related business degree, with related experience and/or training.
    • Direct experience managing expenditures by organizing cross-functional and functional teams to reduce cost/improve value. 
    • Superior communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills, with strong influencing and persuasive characteristics. 
    • Ability to independently evaluate complex issues and use judgment to sort through diverse opinions to achieve consensus. 
    • 0 to 5 years of professional work experience


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