Buyer IV 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 IV tracks purchases, monitors vendor quality, and maintains a current database of vendor information. May be responsible for checking and guiding the work of lower-level buyers. Additionally, Buyer IV typically requires a bachelor's degree or its equivalent. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. Buyer IV is a specialist on complex technical and business matters. Work is highly independent. May assume a team lead role for the work group. To be a Buyer IV typically requires 7+ years of related experience.