This job listing expired on Apr 11, 2024

Riot’s Procurement team partners with Deal Owners to secure all goods and services needed. We apply policies that help mitigate risk while allowing for maximum value in our deals. From getting large projects approved and negotiating contracts, to tracking orders and payments, we help Deal Owners navigate the journey. As a Procurement Buyer, you’ll report to a Procurement Supervisor. Under their guidance, you’ll partner with Deal Owners representing multiple areas of the business to research, evaluate, advise on, and execute buys for products and services that enable Riot to meet our daily operational and financial goals. Purchases will be assigned to you based on a categorized combination of equipment, materials, supplies, and services, allowing you to grow and utilize your area-specific expertise. An ideal candidate for the Buyer position is an astute, analytical, relationship builder who is a skilled negotiator and dealmaker.


  • Advise Deal Owners on purchasing decisions in accordance with company policies and procedures as well as historical data, emerging industry trends, and personal expertise.

  • Collaborate with Deal Owners to identify product and service requirements, as needed.

  • Properly manage multiple commodities by conducting market research analysis and regular category reviews to expose trends and other insights; allowing the buyer to better understand existing business needs and identify opportunities for variances in approach (ex: needs consolidations, blanket contract implementations, rate renegotiation opportunities, etc.)

  • Effectively manage workloads, time, and resources to successfully support multiple priorities ensuring team SLAs are met.

  • Contribute to and execute upon commodity-space sourcing strategies.

  • Conduct competitive sourcing exercises, including RFx events and/or direct supplier negotiation, to secure best value-based awards.

  • Collaborate with Deal Owners, suppliers, and Riot’s Legal team to build effective contracts that are fair, comprehensive, and appropriately mitigate operational, financial, and other applicable risks.

  • Thoroughly review and approve requisitions and change orders for assigned commodities. Ensure that purchase requisitions are accurate, complete, and comply with contractual terms.

  • Participate in procurement month-end rituals such as reviewing soon-to-expire contracts, auto-renewals and closing out expired POs.

  • Conduct supplier business reviews to assess supplier performance and compliance. Identify candidates for Riot’s preferred suppliers list.

  • Participate in special projects as needed, which include, but are not limited to: evaluating and helping improve the current P2P processes, assisting with system testing, facilitating cross-training exercises, supporting accounting with month-end activities, etc.

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years previous buying experience strongly preferred, or ability to demonstrate comparable knowledge and skills

  • Ability to take initiative and exercise good business judgment with minor supervision

  • Strong organization and follow-through skills

  • Ability to understand, interpret, and articulate procurement policies to Deal Owners

  • Ability to develop professional relationships with, and provide guidance to Deal Owners and suppliers

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration preferred

  • Excellent computer skills (Excel, Word, Google Suite) - Experience with Coupa is a plus

  • Experience with reviewing and negotiating contract clauses

  • Knowledge of proper contract structure and data protection

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and choices that focus on your fellow Rioters, who are the customers of your work. Being a dedicated fan of games is not necessary for this position.

Our Perks:

Riot has a focus on work/life balance, shown by our open paid time off policy, in addition to other perks such as flexible work schedules. We offer medical, dental, and life insurance, parental leave for you, your spouse/domestic partner and children, and a 401k with company match. Check out our benefits pages for more information.

Riot Games fosters a player and workplace experience that values teamwork embodied by the Summoner's Code and Community Code. Our culture embraces differences as a strength, and our values are the guiding principles for how we approach work. We are committed to putting diversity and inclusion (D&I) at the center of everything we do, and promoting a fair and collaborative culture where Rioters treat one another with dignity and respect. We encourage you to read more about our value of thriving together and our ongoing work to build the most inclusive company in Gaming.

  • (Los Angeles Only) Base salary range between $43.75 - $60.63 USD + incentive compensation + equity + 401K with company match + medical, dental, vision, and life insurance + short and long-term disability + open PTO.

It’s our policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and members of Riot Games, Inc. Riot Games makes reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled Rioters and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status, marital status, criminal history, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history (LAMC 189.00).