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Company: Aquarion
Location: Bridgeport
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Aquarion Water Company is the public water supply company for more than 625,000 people in 52 cities and towns throughout Connecticut, as well as serving customers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. It is the largest investor-owned water utility in New England and among the seven largest in the U.S. Based in Bridgeport, CT, it has been in the public water supply business since 1857. Across its operations, Aquarion strives to act as a responsible steward of the environment and to assist the communities it serves in promoting sustainable practices. Aquarion Water Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eversource.

The Buyer reports directly to the Director of Procurement and is responsible for the overall procurement of commodities and services through the development and implementation of procurement strategies and plans as well as the management of supplier/contractor relationships.


Main responsibilities include:

  • Manage supplier/contractor base including implementing and managing e-bid process, maintaining records (insurance, contracts, agreements, etc), interacting daily via various methods of communication (phone, video conference, in person meetings).
  • Maintain adequate stock of PPE supplies and work directly with our safety, uniform and MRO suppliers.
  • Research and evaluate areas of opportunity and reduce costs where possible by developing creative and innovative procurement processes.  
  • Develop ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiency, add value, aid business performance and work towards a strategy of continuous improvement 
  • Work directly with all other departments on procurement projects and daily activities relating to procurement processes and procedures.
  • Deliver briefs, updates, and reports as and when required. 
  • Provide back-up to our Procurement Specialist for processing purchase requisitions and various  other transactions processed within our ERP system.
  • Contributes to the overall success of the company by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.



  • Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proven track record of performance in meeting key organizational objectives in the areas of cost savings, customer service, and quality performance. 
  • Experience with contract negotiation and contract maintenance to ensure that company objectives of intellectual property protection, continuous price improvement and shared risk/reward are achieved.
  • Knowledge of any of the following systems a plus, but not required: SAP, Procureware, Concur, ISNetworld, HQSpend.
  • BA or BS in Business, Finance, Economics or related subject matter preferred.

Aquarion Water Company is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Keywords: Aquarion, Bridgeport , Buyer, Other , Bridgeport, Connecticut

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