Buyer III purchases materials, supplies and services at the most favorable terms for the organization. Qualifies vendors, evaluates bids, and negotiates prices and terms for purchased goods and services. Being a Buyer III tracks purchases, monitors vendor quality, and maintains a current database of vendor information. Typically requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent. Additionally, Buyer III typically reports to a manager. The Buyer III work is generally independent and collaborative in nature. Contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. To be a Buyer III typically requires 4-7 years of related experience.