POSITION Purchaser, Technical Requirements (For Pooling)
WORK LOCATION National Capital Region
DATE POSTED November 22, 2019


ABS-CBN Corporation is the Philippines' leading information and entertainment multimedia conglomerate. The Company is primarily involved in television and radio broadcasting, as well as in the production of television and radio programming for domestic and international audiences and other related businesses. ABS-CBN produces a wide variety of engaging, world-class entertainment programs that are aired on free-to-air television.

The Company is also one of the leading radio broadcasters, operating eighteen radio stations throughout the key cities of the Philippines. ABS-CBN provides news and entertainment programming for nine channels on cable TV and operates the country's largest cable TV service provider. The Company also owns the leading-cinema and music production and distribution outfits in the country. It brings its content to worldwide audiences via cable, satellite, online and mobile.

The Company has interests in content development and production, cable and satellite television services, merchandising and licensing, mobile and online multimedia services, glossy magazine publishing, video and audio post production, and overseas services, all of which complement and enhance ABS-CBN's strength in content production and distribution.



    Purchaser is responsible for sourcing and identifying the best vendor, canvassing, negotiating, and ordering the requirements of the Company’s various operating units.


    • Performs the standard purchasing processes and activities:
      • Sources for assigned product/service categories:
        • Broadcast equipment: Transmission, Audio, Video
        • Broadcast I.T.: Hardware & Software
        • Communications equipment
        • Lighting equipment
        • Test equipment
        • Equipment Rental
      • Solicits/documents vendor price quotations and evaluates quotes/proposals received.
      • Prepares Purchase Order based on technical/commercial evaluation; issues PO to vendor upon approval of Section/Department/Division Head.
    • Coordinates with end-user and/or requisitioning units regarding the details/status of their requests.
    • Coordinates with suppliers regarding order delivery/project completion regarding the details/status of their requests.
    • Act as liaison between suppliers and involved departments to resolve procurement related problems.
    • Prepares necessary documentation for the following:
      • Processing of payment for COD purchases and for purchases requiring down payment or prepayment
      • Processing of indent transactions, may be via telegraphic transfer or letter of credit
    • Provides inputs regarding the monitoring and evaluation of vendor performance.
    • Assists in coordinating and scheduling product demonstrations.
    • Provides inputs regarding product or procurement history data, to serve as basis for determining appropriate methods for accomplishing effective purchases and cost savings.
    • Provides assistance in the maintenance of the Material Master database by validating and updating item descriptions/specifications.
    • Maintains procurement related records (e.g. product specifications, brochures and catalogs, quotations, proposals, and contracts, if any).
    • Coordinate Import Shipments with Importation and Distribution Services, if any.
    • Prepare comparative, negotiate and book equipment rental such as broadcast equipment and technical requirements.
    • Build up and maintain a catalog of items being booked and ordered for equipment rental.
    • Assess change needs, impacts, and stakeholder management activities that support change management integration activities.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by immediate superior, provided that the necessary training and/or orientation is given.



    • Graduate of any four (4) year course from a reputable university; degree in Electronics/Communications/Computer/Mechanical Engineering is an advantage.
    • At least one (1) year experience in similar position
    • Negotiation skills
    • Strong communication skills combined with positive customer service attitude
    • Proficiency in basic computer applications
    • Familiarity with FMS/SAP is an advantage
    • Should exhibit and maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in all business relationships with internal and external customer


    • Planning
      • Able to keep abreast with the latest technologies and trends in technical equipment, items, procurement processes and practices
      • Able to demonstrate a functional understanding of the specifications and uses of non-technical requirements
      • Able to implement appropriate methods for accomplishing effective purchases and cost savings.
    • Pre-bid
      • Able to plan, organize, and facilitate a pre-bid conference
    • Canvassing, Purchasing, and Awarding
      • Able to define and implement standard purchasing processes and activities
      • Able to canvass and determine the salient vendor information based on the requirements
      • Able to operate SAP Ariba
      • Able to identify the vendors best suited for a project/requirement
      • Able to negotiate with vendors the most suited for a project/requirement.
      • Able to maintain vendor relationships and agreements
      • Able to prepare comprehensive cost evaluations
    • Bid Evaluation
      • Able to implement appropriate methods for accomplishing effective purchases and cost saving
      • Able to prepare comprehensive commercial evaluations
      • Able to understand requisition’s technical evaluation/recommendation
      • Able to tabulate bid proposals and formulate recommendations to award/reject bids
    • Relationship Management
      • Work collaboratively negotiate, and engage with stakeholders and suppliers regarding new projects, supplies, initiatives, and advise of impact of change on purchasing and production activities
      • Attend meetings and update others on issues or concerns, in particular when there is a risk which could prevent the organization meeting customer demands or where there are over capacity concerns
      • Build, maintain, and manage supplier relationships and keep up good communications
    • Vendor Performance Assessment
      • Able to assess the vendor’s and product’s performance based on agreed specifications, terms, & conditions governing the transaction
    • Policies and Procedures
      • Able to implement the department’s policies and procedures, including technical work standards

Preference will be given to candidates who APPLY ONLINE.