Uses professional procurement practices to obtain goods and services. Ensure high quality, cost effectiveness, and timely delivery. Manage commodities that involve detailed / complex specifications and high cost.
o Reviews requests for assigned materials, parts and/or services and verifies specifications.
o Sources components or services and ensures timely preparation and communication of RFQ (Request for Quote).
o Corresponds with or interviews approved suppliers to obtain price, specifications and delivery information. Analyzes and evaluates bids to determine optimum value.
o Negotiates price, quality and delivery, and terms, selects supplier and places purchase orders while assuring compliance to local and Corporate Operating Procedures and Ethical Code of Conduct.
o Expedites delivery of items by contacting vendors and shippers to ensure that merchandise, supplies and equipment are forwarded on specified shipping date.
o Assists other departments with problem resolution involving discrepancies between purchase order, delivered quantity, quality and/or price.
o Works with operations and quality to establish product integrity, performance and delivery measures to be used in evaluating supplier performance in assigned area.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university/college in Business Administration, Purchasing and Materials Management or a closely related field.
A minimum of three (3) years of commercial experience with a working knowledge of procurement methods and procedures and processes. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. CPSM (Certified Professional in Supply Management) preferred.
o PC proficiency with MS Office applications and advanced knowledge of Excel for research and spreadsheet analysis. Experience with Requisition / Procurement systems (AS400 based applications a plus).
o Specialist knowledge of at least one area of purchasing, inventory control and supply management and general knowledge of several areas. Working knowledge of assigned commodity group(s).
o Solid understanding of economic factors affecting the company’s business.