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Job ID 183610 Date posted 02/23/2018 Location Atlanta, Georgia Apply


Cox Media Group is seeking to fill the role of Buyer within the Procurement department. This position, located in Atlanta, Georgia, will be responsible for purchase order processing and other buyer related duties, as well as the oversight of the contract administration for CMG field locations through the country. The successful candidate will professionally and effectively maintain relationships with both vendors and with staff across departments necessary to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the procure-to-pay (P2P) process and serve as the main point of contact for contracts to stakeholders across CMG to ensure processes related to the administration (collection, inputting, & reporting) of contracts are aligned with CMG’s overall objectives, while meeting the needs of business stakeholders.  The buyer will identify, analyze, negotiate and execute opportunities to leverage the buying power of the company. He or she must be able to go beyond the basic purchasing role to assist department management in analyzing spend as it relates to metrics which address departmental goals, challenges, efficiency and effectiveness. The ideal candidate will be able to work independently while taking the initiative to communicate progress with co-workers and department management. He or she must have a high energy level and the ability to successfully balance his or her focus on executing the purchasing process, providing technical training and instruction to employees, and preparing analytical reports for management. The ideal candidate will have strong people and customer service skills and a proven track record of process improvement and project management.
  • Procure goods and services meeting requirements for timeliness of delivery and standards of quality
  • Monitor and facilitate the processing of requisitions to purchase orders and transmitting to vendors for processing
  • Work with requisitioners to ensure a full understanding of the need and that the proposed purchase will satisfy the need
  • Assist in the development and use of appropriate strategies for identifying and working with key supplier partners and fulfillment vendors for both existing and new products thereby optimizing the total supply chain
  • Apply strategies and techniques to help ensure superior pricing and business terms for the company
  • Prepare purchase orders in accordance with the company’s purchasing policy
  • Management of reports and research to reconcile and resolve purchase orders on the open PO report
  • Work with vendors or accounts payable to resolve errors in partial or duplicate shipments, prices, substitutions, and units of measure on the invoice as compared to units of measure on the purchase order
  • Input executed supplier contracts into the Contract Management database
  • Provides various reports from the Contract Database upon request
  • Provide assistance and backup to other Buyers & Procurement team members
  • Assist with special projects as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned
Interface Requirements
He or she will partner with vendors and internal colleagues at all levels who are involved in or impacted by the P2P process to ensure the timely sourcing and order of goods and services, as well as resolution of issues that may delay on time payment of vendor invoices.  Individual will work as part of an integrated team to meet daily, weekly and monthly production goals. 


  • A two to four year Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or related field is preferred.
  • 2 to 5 years experience in purchasing which includes developing specifications, formal bidding, and identifying sources of supply
  • 1 to 2 years accounting experience desirable
  • Contract management experience preferred
  • Oracle or equivalent ERP System experience preferred
  • Strong Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint Skills
  • Team player who works well with both inter- and intra-departmental staff
  • Ability to solve complex problems
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changes in priority and to multi-task
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills 
  • Self motivated with high energy level

Organization: Cox Media Group

Primary Location: US-GA-Atlanta-223 Perimeter Center Pkwy NE

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Day Job

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing

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