St. Louis Cardinals
  • 07-Dec-2017 to 02-Jan-2018 (CST)
  • Finance & Administration
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • REG - Regular
  • FNCADM - Finance & Administration

Summary of Responsibilities:

This position will support the Manager of Purchasing and the other Buyers in performing purchasing functions for all departments of the St. Louis Cardinals. The candidate chosen for this position will conduct purchases on behalf of various departments, provide systems support (Workplace), and serve as additional checks & balances within Purchasing Department to ensure procedures are followed. This position will be the first line in vendor management and communication.

Essential Functions of the Job:

  • Conduct smaller purchases for various departments. These purchases many times require online setup and purchasing card use
  • Serve as power user, internal trainer and administrator for Workplace procurement software system
  • Manage record keeping process for all purchasing transactions. This includes ensuring all documentation is properly collected, filed and buyers and departmental personnel are completing all required steps
  • Serve as purchasing representative to oversee relationships with vendors who provide employee services (Coffee, Vending, Paper / Toner, Shredding, Medical Supplies, Office Supplies, Mailroom Supplies)
  • Provide departmental support for ordering of business cards, nameplates, gift cards
  • New Vendor Screening and research help buyers by being initial contact for incoming vendors and doing initial research when looking for new vendors in a particular category or market
  • Manage Vendor Samples this would include helping buyers when requesting, labeling, managing storage of, and returning samples to vendors
  • Conduct Bidding Competitions Obtain price quotes from vendors and compare prices and product specifications
  • Department Training Train, educate and work with departments to ensure proper procedures, authorizations, timing and product/service satisfactions are being met                                                                                                                     

Education and Experience Required:  

  • Associate's degree in Business, Sports Management or related field
  • At least 2+ years of related business / purchasing / procurement experience
  • 2+ years of experience building / maintaining relationships with vendors
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to work as a team player
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office, Outlook, etc)
  • Professional appearance and conduct
  • Desire to learn and grow professionally in the sports industry

 Preferred Knowledge and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, Sports Management or related field
  • Experience with use and integration of Workplace Procurement software
  • 3+ Years of related business / purchasing / procurement experience
  • 2-3 years of experience in a supporting role for finance / procurement
  • 3+ years of experience building / maintaining vendor relationships
  • 2-3+ years of experience in sports or entertainment field
  • Ability to multi-task and handle competing deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to multitask
  • Understanding of purchasing / procurement principals and practices a plus
  • Understanding of business in sports a plus
  • Knowledge of Workplace Procurement software

*Cover letters encouraged with resumes*

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