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Buying Specialist (Portland)

We Are Looking For

Want to be part of the team revolutionizing the out-of-home(OOH) industry?

Billups is the largest independent OOH Ad Tech company in the country, blending the power of a large company with the freedom of a small one.

We’re looking for someone to join our team as a Buying Specialist and deliver incredible results. Whether it’s traditional OOH or DOOH, you’ll be working with our dedicated Investment Team at the forefront of a company dedicated to changing the OOH industry.

Ambitious? Well, yes. That’s just the way we like it. We hope you do, too.

As a Billups Buying Specialist, you’ll be part of a team that’s delivering creative and strategic negotiations directly with vendors and collaborating with our Media Team. You’ll be tasked with not just negotiating, but helping to provide the best service and ROI for our clients. You’ll work directly with our Media Team and vendors to nurture long-term relationships as their partner, helping them with strategy, planning, and purchasing. As part of Billups, you’ll be on the cutting-edge of innovation as an early adopter of Boohma, a revolutionary planning software.

When you get right down to it, we’re looking for someone who fits our core values. You should be inspired, collaborative, relentless, innovative, authentic and empowered. If this sounds like you, if you know the OOH industry cold and if you’re looking for a new adventure, then you might be a good fit for the Billups team.

Responsibilities

Requirements

  • Assist, prepare and revise the Media Authorization (MA) forms and process
  • Verify accuracy of buy grids by comparing it to the MA and identifying special conditions to be included on the MA
  • Prepare vendor contracts and, once proficient with systems & processes, will be negotiating with vendor partners to determine rates and cost efficiencies
  • Clear and concise communication to vendor partners and internal clients, as needed
  • Facilitate revisions, as needed, for each MA and ensure all records are correct and complete

Job Duties

  • Prepare and respond to incoming Media Team requests for Media Authorization (MA)
  • Verify accuracy of buy grids in relation to the MA generated by the system and ensure special conditions are noted on MA
  • Organize and track special arrangements with vendor partners and clients (for example, Adverator)
  • Assist with preparation of vendor contracts and procuring countersigned contracts from vendors and filing as required
  • Review all contracts and incoming documents from media team to confirm all details are included accurately and well as follow up with questions and or clarity
  • Reach out to vendors to assist with communication regarding the specifics of the plan
  • Once the Buying Specialist is proficient with systems and process, this role will begin to negotiate with vendor partners to determine cost efficiencies and budgeting
  • Be available to provide additional support in the event a team member is absent and/or unavailable
  • Handle multiple contracts and situations at one time in a fast paced environment

Communication

  • Maintains strong media partner relationships and abides by media vendor communication standards
  • Demonstrates outstanding in-person, oral and written communication skills
  • Express ideas and thoughts verbally and in written form
  • Exhibits good listening skills and comprehension
  • Writes clearly and informatively
  • Contributes to building a positive team culture

Qualifications

  • 1-2+ years experience in media buying
  • Bachelor’s degree in advertising, marketing or related media field
  • Experience in buying across the out-of-home landscape
  • Agency and/or vendor experience preferred
  • Knowledge of vendor contracting across all forms of media and industry
  • Excellent communication skills, including written and verbal, relationship skills; proficient use and understanding of English language
  • Mastery in advanced media math
  • Understanding of media terminology and can apply it to media math
  • Develops presentation presence and negotiating skills
  • Independent and self-motivated, yet also team-oriented
  • Must be organized with the ability to multitask and excel in a fast moving culture
  • Demonstrates core values, desired competencies and behaviors at all times

Billups believes that each team member makes a significant contribution to our success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities outlined in a job description. Therefore, this job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope, but not limit the employee or the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each team member will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors and to pursue individual career growth.

For more information about this job, please apply now.