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Senior Buyers - job post

4.1 out of 5
Panamá, Provincia de Panamá
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Tipo de empleo

  • Jornada completa


Panamá, Provincia de Panamá

Descripción completa del empleo

APM Terminals it is one of the most complete integrated port and land service networks in the world. We are in a unique position to help both shipping and land line customers grow their business and achieve better efficiency, flexibility and reliability in their supply chain.

What do we offer as a company?

APM Terminals Panama offers incredible growth, career, and leadership opportunities for those with the ambition, drive and dedication to become one of the best APM Terminals. You will manage daily purchase requisitions for services, inventory items, supplies and commodities, including negotiating price, delivery, credit terms and identifying cost-saving opportunities for one or a number of terminals located in the Americas region. Be responsible to suggest and potentially participate in improvement opportunities for the requisition to pay process governing the purchasing operations. Follows the policies & processes of the department and the company. If you see yourself as part of a team helping the global economy grow through our worldwide network of customers and terminals, we'd love you to apply for our vacancies!

We are currently looking for a Senior Buyer. In this role you will play a vital role in our success. If you are interested in our position and want to pursue a career in our company, we invite you to be part of our team!

What are the main responsibilities of this role?

  • Checks validity of purchase requests, making sure all relevant documentation is received.
  • Participate in the identification of suppliers by investigating prices, availability, and lead times of products in the market.
  • Handle purchase requisitions of goods and services from request to delivery with the aim of achieving the best TCO while respecting internal stakeholders’ expectations.
  • Managing pre-qualification process, coordinate and conduct technical and commercial tender evaluation.
  • Expedite purchase orders as necessary and ensures delivery of purchased items for uninterrupted operational capacity.
  • Continuously follow up on the proper adherence to established policies and guidelines by the other departments and report effectively all discrepancies and propose ways of improvement.
  • Conduct award and kick-off meetings with Contractors and suppliers.
  • Analyze recurring purchase information for spare parts, quote a price list with suppliers for a specific period (Depending on the market) and upload the catalogue to Ecat.
  • Maintain and update vendor database to establish reliable supply sources and back-up sources to ensure un-interrupted delivery.
  • Control spend and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs.
  • Responsible for reporting saving initiatives following the company guidelines.
  • Analyse and strive to maintain up-to-date knowledge of market trends, pricing, availability, and capacity, technology, and supplier capability relative to the product or parts assigned.
  • Liaise with Accounts Payable to resolve supplier payment issues.
  • Maintain and further develop positive relationships between key stakeholders and the department.
  • Ensure timely, accurate and efficient processing of purchase requisitions/orders and Framework agreements in respect to TCO, SOPs and internal customers’ requirements as defined in the KPIs.
  • Strive to continuously improve workings processes, ensure reliability by maintaining good relations with suppliers and reduce cost and complexity.
  • Perform other tasks as requested by the SCO leader.
  • Respect all safety, security, and health requirements for various work environments.

What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor in Purchasing, Business Administration, Management, or Related discipline.
  • Knowledge of purchasing foundations and practices, product, and service vendor sources.
  • Knowledge of International and Local Market and following the new trends in the fields of Spare parts and services for Port industry.
  • Strong knowledge of MS office and ERP systems.
  • Good communication skills in English and Spanish (written and verbal).
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and handle a high volume of requisitions and tight deadlines.
  • Multi-tasking and prioritizing, planning work activities efficiently to meet deadlines and high-level goals.
  • Willingly collaborates. Is not afraid to seek advice from others. Puts in extra effort when needed to help others. Recognizes that the ways of getting things done in different departments, organizations are not the same.
  • Customer service oriented, thinks about the customer when undertaking day-to-day work.
  • Strong negotiation skills to enable the company to procure needed materials, supplies and services of the appropriate levels of quality at the lowest possible cost without compromising long term relationship with stakeholders.
  • Requires excellent analytical skills, including the ability to extract, compile and analyze data.
  • Ability to look objectively at every side of an idea or situation to ensure that all outcomes are thoroughly assessed before deciding on the appropriate course of action.
  • Very high ethical standards with energetic embracement of company´s value as way to operate internally and externally.

If you have been reading until now, we are glad to know that you are interested in this opportunity. And if you want to use your skills to make a difference, apply now!

Join a company that is a world leader as we embark on a digital transformation that will define the industry and revolutionize commerce!

If you like to take on big challenges, the time has come to join APM Terminals Panama!

Learn more about us

Interested in a career at APM Terminals? Learn more and watch our videos at the following link:

At APM Terminals, we are a team of more than 20,000 employees in more than 60 countries united by a passion to offer our expertise in port operations and container management services. We actively support the progress of the societies around us, allowing local economies to unleash their potential.

APM Terminals is an independent business unit of the Danish Maersk Group, a global Fortune 500 company with around 89,000 employees.


A.P. Moller-Maersk is an integrated logistics company working to connect and simplify our customers' supply chains.

As a world leader in transportation services, we operate in 130 countries and employ around 70,000 people. Learn more about us at:


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