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Spot Buyer

Publish Date: Jan 6, 2022

Location: San Nicolás, Nuevo León, MX-Mexico

Company: Atos

About Atos

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 110,000 employees in 73 countries and annual revenue of € 12 billion. European number one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and High-Performance Computing, the Group provides end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Data, Business Applications and Digital Workplace solutions. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The purpose of Atos is to help design the future of the information space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education and research in a multicultural approach and contribute to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the Group enables its customers and employees, and members of societies at large to live, work and develop sustainably, in a safe and secure information space.


Procurement Specialist II


Spot Buyer Mission

The Spot Buyer ensures that purchases are based on a valid business case and are in alignment with the local and global procurement strategies.

Spot Buyers are responsible for reviewing and approving uncomplicated purchase requests and are diligent in searching for ways to reduce the cost or improve the terms of each purchase.

Spot Buyers also work with senior members of the strategic procurement team on more complex requests, assisting with the administrative procurement tasks that must be completed for complex requests to be quoted, reviewed and approved.

Spot Buyers work to make the procurement process easier and more efficient, while maintaining strict adherence to the Atos global procurement policies and requirements.


Main Responsibilities

  • Procurement Request Review and Approval
  • Review quote associated with each request to ensure the Atos preferred vendor has been selected, and that the pricing and terms are in alignment with the existing supplier contract.
  • Review quote and Guided Buying request for accuracy of critical data fields, including delivery address, Atos Legal Entity, Vendor, Price, and Quote validity date
  • Consider alternate products, suppliers or strategy to reduce the cost of each purchase.
  • Complete all forms necessary for a purchase request to move forward in the procurement process (Spend Committee forms, etc.)
  • Ensure compliance with all Atos procurement rules and policies Stakeholder Support, engagement and efficiency
  • Act as second-level support, providing direction and guidance to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Provide status updates as needed throughout the lifecycle of a purchase request.
  • Acknowledge all requests within one business day. If an immediate answer or resolution cannot be provided, provide an estimated resolution date. Request may be directed to you via an Atos procurement tool (Guided Buying, PISA), email, phone, or electronic chat. An acknowledge of a request is required across all communication channels.
  • Create and maintain product catalogs within the procurement system to drive efficiency and deliver ease-of-ordering
  • Address vendor complaints, discrepancies, payments, invoice status, and Return Merchandise Authorization requests Procurement Administration
  • Engage in Contract Administration, including review of basic contractual terms, and the completion and submission of required forms to secure contract signature.
  • Work within the procurement category to launch or assist with Request for Proposal (RFP)/ Request for Information (RFI) activities, using both the Ariba e-trading platform and the more traditional communication methods of email and phone conversation.
  • Gather critical data from various reporting databases as needed to help make a smart purchasing decision and to assist the category with vendor and strategy direction.  
  • Review and approve vendor onboarding or data modification request in alignment with the global and local vendor strategies and requirements. Required Capabilities Technical Abilities  
  • Microsoft Office
  • Experience with procurement tooling, such as Ariba, Guided Buying, NESSIE, DocuSign, SAP, and Sharepoint
  • Excellent English and Spanish language skills; must be able to comfortably communicate in written and spoken English and Spanish Professional Abilities
  • Knowledge of procurement concepts and terms
  • Familiarity with Atos procurement processes
  • Some background in negotiating and managing contracts
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing excellent customer service
  • History of a positive attitude toward learning new skills
  • Comfortable in working within a global, matrix organization  

Here at Atos, we want all of our employees to feel valued, appreciated, and free to be who they are at work. Our employee lifecycle processes are designed to prevent discrimination against our people regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes them unique. Across the globe, we have created a variety of programs to embed our Atos culture of inclusivity, and work hard to ensure that all of our employees have an equal opportunity to contribute and feel that they are exactly where they belong.