Sr. Buyer Analyst

Date: May 25, 2023

Location: Tampa, Florida, US, 33602

Company: TECO

Title: Sr. Buyer Analyst 
Company: Tampa Electric Company 
State and City: Florida - Tampa
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days



The Senior Buyer is responsible for the procurement of a wide variety of materials, supplies, equipment, and services for the company, many of which are highly technical and require the application of complex procurement standards and procedures, including negotiation. 



  • Requests and receives quotations to procure materials, equipment, and services, assists in the preparation of formal Request for Quotes and in the evaluation. Seeks continuous improvement in productivity and reduction in procurement costs through advanced procurement methods, programs, and processes.
  • Analyzes stock material purchase requisitions determining appropriate replenishment quantity, providing the highest possible stock material availability while minimizing inventory costs along with adjusting storeroom stock item parameters based on frequency of usage. Implements inventory control strategies maximizing inventory turn-over and material availability through improved supply chain efficiencies.  Forecasts long range inventory requirements for critical, high cost or job driven materials.  Works with suppliers to develop inventory control strategies, removing uncertainty and compressing lead-times.
  • Commits funds for all procurement transactions up to designated authority levels established by company policy. Resolves discrepancies, claims, and disputes over material, deliveries, receipts, and invoices. Provides warranty enforcement as required.
  • Recommends to material requestors, changes in specifications, manufacturing schedules, delivery lead times, prices, and other pertinent costs.
  • Has a working knowledge of federal, state, and local agency laws, regulations and ordinances that pertain to procurement practices. Leads and participates in cross-functional teams to identify and recommend improvement solutions to issues relative to supply chain.
  • Initiates, negotiates, awards, and effectively manages multiple year blanket purchase orders and term blankets agreements.
  • Maintains constant awareness of market conditions, material indices, and information of assigned goods and services. Identifies, qualifies, and develops new suppliers for sourcing goods and services.
  • Develops and maintains supplier relations and works with the Supplier Diversity team to successfully include minority businesses opportunities in purchasing.



Required: Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, or Engineering
Preferred: Master’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, or Engineering


Required: Minimum of 6 years related work experience related to the Duties and responsibilities of this position is required. Related experience consists of work within a materials discipline, procurement, inventory management, operations or engineering. Must have experience in leading cross functional teams and working knowledge of SAP.
Preferred: Minimum of 6 years of direct work experience performing the Duties and Responsibilities of this position is preferred.


Required: The Senior Buyer prepares detailed bid specifications, requests for quotations and proposals for goods and services, and purchase orders, as requested by company’s departments. the Senior Buyer employs advanced critical thinking and writing skills in the development and evaluation of the more complex requests for proposals for goods and services. The Senior Buyer identifies varied sources of commodities and services, evaluates bids, awards contracts and purchase orders, maintains contact with suppliers and contractors, and maintains comprehensive descriptions of available products and current prices. The Senior Buyer expedites the ordering and delivery process for goods and services using procure to pay (P2P) systems and assures invoice payment by monitoring the process from initiation of a purchase order through the receipt of the goods or services and billing from the suppliers and contractors. Must have advanced competency in MS suite and SAP, advanced competency in inventory management methods, demonstrated good understanding of inventory and sourcing practices/policies.


(If applicable or necessary. Some of this may make sense to put it at the top of the posting if it might be a deal breaker.)



  • Builds Strong, Collaborative Relationships 
  • Cultivates Innovation and Embraces Change
  • Develops People and Teams
  • Drives Operational Excellence for Customers
  • Speaks Up on Safety, Health, and the Environment
  • Takes Ownership & Acts with Integrity
  • Thinks Strategically & Exercises Sound Judgment


For jobs with physical required, list the physical that applies in the posting 

Must successfully complete the following physical worker medical exam: (list one) 
   Baseline Medical Examination (generic physical for all jobs requiring physicals)
   Baseline Medical Examination and Respirator User Exam
   Physical Worker Medical Exam
   HAZMAT responder/ confined space rescuer medical exam

TECO offers a competitive Benefits package!!

Competitive Salary *401k Savings plan w/ company matching * Pension plan * Paid time off* Paid Holiday time * Medical, Prescription Drug, & Dental Coverage  *Tuition Assistance Program * Employee Assistance Program * Wellness Programs * On-site Fitness Centers * Bonus Plan and more!


STORM DUTY REQUIREMENTS....Please make sure to read below!!!  Responding to storms will be considered a condition of employment.

TECO Energy and its companies serve a role in providing critical services to our community during an emergency. Team members are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters to maintain service to our TECO Energy customers. Team members are required to work in their normal job duties or other assigned activities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with the company's rules and procedures.


TECO Energy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TECO Energy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law, except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational requirement and the individual is unable to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodations.

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities for all individuals, employment decisions at TECO Energy will be based on skills, knowledge, qualifications and abilities.

Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Statement
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

ADA policy
It is the policy of TECO Energy to provide reasonable accommodation for all qualified disabled individuals who are employees and applicants for employment, unless it would cause undue hardship. The corporation will adhere to applicable federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines, including, but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1970s.


Application accommodations
Applicants may request reasonable accommodation in the application process five business days prior to the time accommodation is needed.


Pre-employment physical exams may be required for positions with bona fide job-related physical requirements regardless of disability. 



Nearest Major Market: Tampa

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