Lead Procurement Assistant
Tyson Foods Incorporated - Springdale, AR

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Function: Purchasing Pay Type: Non-Exempt Position Number: 11076076 Lead Procurement Asst Employee Type: Full Time Relocation: No SUMMARY: This position is responsible for managing the administrative and transactional functions of the Indirect purchasing Team. This includes Purchase Order Creation, Master Request System for new vendor and material setup, Blocked Invoice Resolution and influencing Purchase to Pay process best practices, Tyson policy adherence and program compliance at Tyson locations. Other responsibilities include: generate report data for monitoring critical Key Performance Indicators; communicate with suppliers regarding errors related to pricing, billing and ordering; train Team Members on process and systems and engagement with suppliers and Tyson locations; assist with Team Member work schedule and vacation planning; answer phones and take messages. Other duties include: serve as lead and 'go to' resource for Procurement Assistants; provide back up support to the supervisor on daily activities; other duties as needed.
Education: Education beyond high school including less than two years of special training, vocational school and/or college courses or equivalent combination of experience and education.Experience: 5+ years' experience related to purchasing, accounts payable, supplier management or operations; prior supervisory experience preferred.Computer Skills: Standard computer skills including Microsoft Office; knowledge of SAP.Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills.Special Skills: Good judgment, ability to interpret policies and procedures, analyze and solve complex problems; ability to multi-task, handle heavy workloads and work in a fast paced environment; ability to lead and influence peers, other Team Members and suppliers.Supervisory: This position acts as a team leader, providing functional supervision for other Team Members such as assigning work and training.Travel: NA

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