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Job Title: Purchasing Agent/Buyer
Reporting To: Director, Purchasing, Administration
Department: Purchasing
Location: Santa Monica, CA

Your Mission

Under general supervision of the Director of Purchasing, the Corporate Purchasing Agent/Buyer will perform a variety of purchasing functions of materials, services, and fixed assets for various company departments and studio locations. Duties include obtaining and negotiating pricing with suppliers, processing purchase order requisitions associated with the company’s needs, quality standards and delivery levels consistent with company policy and performance standards as well as SOX Compliance standards.  Additionally, the role will handle various other functions for the Purchasing Department IE: vendor maintenance and additions via the vendor portal, approval matrix maintenance, corporate credit card program maintenance and contract requests.

  • Procure supplies, services and equipment for various departments and studios. 
  • Provide customer support to all department staff concerning purchase requirements.
  • Secures and analyzes quotations; negotiates prices and terms with suppliers; and recommends suppliers with respect to cost, quality, and delivery competitiveness for assigned responsibilities.
  • Process purchase orders and amendments through required approval process.
  • Perform a variety of administrative functions; prepare and update reports, records and related documents; responds to inquiries.
  • Enter requisition information and other data into the ERP system (Oracle); accesses and locates information for customers, staff, authorized agencies and others.
  • Maintain close relationships with suppliers and take a proactive approach in interfacing with them to resolve issues.
  • Maintain confidentiality by adhering to department policies and procedures.
  • Maintain vendor files and data for new and existing vendors.
  • Maintain the corporate credit card program.
  • Process contract requests.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.

Player Profile
  • Exceptional systems acumen (ERP (Oracle), EDI, MS Office applications, etc.)
  • Good time management, organization and prioritization skills.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong attention to policy and procedures
  • Customer focused
  • Data entry experience
  • Possess good follow through skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Adaptable to change

Your Platform 

We’re headquartered in Santa Monica, California, housing multiple teams across many disciplines of Marketing, PR, Sales, Supply Chain and other corporate functions such as HR, IT, Legal, Facilities and Finance. Santa Monica is the nerve center of our company, where the best ideas combine with unrivalled rigor to create the biggest and best entertainment experiences in the world.

Our World 

Activision Blizzard, Inc. is the world’s largest interactive entertainment company, with operations across North America, Europe, and Asia. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, Skylanders®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™, and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

We’re proud to be recognized as one of FORTUNE’s "100 Best Companies To Work For®” for four consecutive years and have earned a spot on FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies,” and “Future 50” lists. Our 10,000+ global employees are some of the best and brightest talents across entertainment, media, and technology. #AB

The video game industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners. 

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