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Transactional Buyer - English Speaker

Date: Jan 13, 2021

Location: Bucharest, B, RO

Company: Goodyear

Location: RO - ROMANIA SRL   
Goodyear Talent Acquisition Representative: Alina Maria Cujba  
Sponsorship Available:  No
Relocation Assistance Available: No 

Primary purpose of the role: 

  • Provide transactional purchasing activities related to indirect spend, based on service level agreements and policy thresholds, using the local language of the country being supported, as needed;
  • Verify purchase requisitions and processing requirements, determine best source of supply by using all available suppliers (from PSL and incumbent) conducting simplified sourcing/bidding activities, place the orders and ensure POs are consistent with contractual agreements or approved terms and conditions;
  • Complete order follow-up tasks including purchase order acknowledgements,  

order monitoring and close-out, blocked invoice resolution trough AP workflow and non-fulfilled orders;

  • When preferred suppliers are not available, explore alternate sources for goods and materials, in line with category strategy;
  • Ensure that a professional and consistent approach is taken in relation to all supplier relationships and especially with the ones in the Preferred Supplier List;
  • Identifies repetitive buys as candidate for catalogues and shares other sourcing ideas with Commodity Buyer;
  • Directs shopping carts to frame contracts & catalogues where available;
  • Contacts e-catalogue enabler to include item in an appropriate catalogue, if an item is recurring; 
  • Conduct expediting as necessary, including coordinating the vendor master information, monitoring of open orders and or closing of inactive orders based on policy, keeping all relevant stakeholders aware of order status;
  • Interacts with Stakeholders, Buyers and Suppliers to provide and process information in response to inquiries, concerns and training requests. 



Experience & skills: 

  • Experience in a similar role, as part of Procurement function or other customer/ stakeholder interacting roles, for a minimum of 1 year;
  • Experience in multinational working environment desired;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and preferably French or German; 
  • Ability to follow procedures and sequential processes; 
  • Critical thinking skills to analyze/ review orders and drive process efficiencies and improvement;
  • Team player and strong interpersonal skills;
  • Proven ability to work on own initiative;
  • Diligent – ensure deadlines are met and priorities are balanced accordingly;

Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 65,000 people and manufactures its products in 47 facilities in 21 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to


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