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Procurement Buyer

Company: Kemper Corp.
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:


Birmingham AL, Jacksonville FL


Kemper is one of the nation's leading specialized insurers. Our success is a direct reflection of the talented and diverse people who make a positive difference in the lives of our customers every day. We believe a high-performing culture, valuable opportunities for personal development and professional challenge, and a healthy work-life balance can be highly motivating and productive. Kemper's products and services are making a real difference to our customers, who have unique and evolving needs. By joining our team, you are helping to provide an experience to our stakeholders that delivers on our promises.

Kemper is growing and seeking a Procurement Buyer to add to the team. In this role you will be reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Procurement to support the procurement of goods and services that Kemper requires. The Buyer is responsible for supporting the Procurement Operations team.


* Process requisitions and update stakeholders on status of orders.
* Manage PO change order process, including managing receipts and match exceptions.
* Manage Procurement mailbox and triage requests to appropriate department member.
* Build relationships with suppliers and negotiate with them for the best pricing.
* Communicates with vendors regarding requirements, discrepancies, pricing, substitutes, and backorders.
* Research, select and purchase quality products and materials.
* Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.
* Develop recommendations/solutions to problems encountered in day-to-day work.
* Work closely with Sourcing team and other departments to help design and implement processes.
* Other duties as assigned.


* 2 years' experience in a Procurement or Accounts Payable role required.
* ERP systems experience (Workday preferred but not required)
* Competent computer skills (Excel, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint)
* Experience with a contract management system (e.g., iCertis) a plus
* Works independently; receives minimal guidance.
* Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments simultaneously.
* Must have strong team-collaboration, communication, and interpersonal skills.
* Multitasks with a focus on customer service and satisfaction.
* Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective using existing solutions.

Kemper is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We are committed to supporting diversity and equality across our organization and we work diligently to maintain a workplace free from discrimination.

Keywords: Kemper Corp., Birmingham , Procurement Buyer, Other , Birmingham, Alabama

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