Procurement Specialist (ROLE ON HOLD 1/30/2013)
Staffmark - Columbia, SC

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Job Description

ROLE IS ON HOLD AS OF 1/30/2013. APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED BUT WILL NOT BE REVIEWED UNTIL / UNLESS ROLE COMES OFF OF HOLD

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Role: Global Procurement Specialist
Firm: Leading Manufacturer
Term: Full Time Position
Compensation: $40,000 to $55,000 Depending on Experience
Relocation: Relocation assistance will be provided for exceptional candidates.
Site: Columbia South Carolina Region
Report to: North American Procurement Manager
Travel: Limited. Domestic and International Travel will be limited. (Less than 10-15%)
Benefits: Competitive benefits and strong focus on work-life balance with Day 1 eligibility for most benefits.

Role: Our client a leading global manufacturer has an immediate opening for a full time Procurement Specialist. The Procurement Specialist will be a member of the Global Supply Chain team and will consistently looks for new ways to reduce cost and lead times.

Focus: The Procurement Specialist will improve efficiencies in sourcing and procurement processes and practices to reduce internal customer wait times from requisition to delivery and ensures that responses meet or exceed customer needs; focuses on understanding internal customer needs and delivering required timing and service levels.

Description:
• Focus on working with current suppliers (majority of which are in Mainland China and the Far East) and seeking out more cost effective suppliers who can ensure a stable quantity and quality of products within pricing constraints.
• Work closely with the purchasing team and procurement manager for each manufacturing category to champion global strategic sourcing activities in an effort to reduce costs, secure supply, and optimize deliveries.
• Determine procurement methods processes, practices, procedures, and goals. and initiating bidding processes;
• Work with buyers in procuring assigned product lines;
• Oversight of vendor records and document activities in accordance with corporate purchasing requirements and/or state/federal regulations. (Request for proposals, bids, invoices, purchase orders, etc.) for the purpose of analyzing issues, ensuring compliance with a variety of policies and procedures, and/or monitoring program components
• Coordinates the ongoing evaluation of the suppliers and establishes Quarterly Business Reviews (QBR) with key suppliers.
• The Procurement Specialist will be able to handle special requests and projects that demand smaller supply, specialty items or changed delivery timeframes.
• Assists purchasing staff and vendors (e.g. Ordering and purchasing procedures, available funds, etc.) for the purpose of providing information and facilitating the purchasing process
• Attends meetings as assigned (e.g. Staff, vendors, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform job functions

Requirements:
Bachelors Degree or Higher from an accredited College or University
Fluency in Mandarin Chinese
At least 2 Years of Sourcing and Procurement
Experience with Supplier Selection
Experience with Cost Negotiation / Pricing
Experience with Inventory Control
Strong Negotiation Skills
Exceptional Communication Skills in English and Mandarin are a pre-requisite

To Apply: Please provide resume in Word Format evidencing experience with the requirements set forth above as well as your compensation requirements. Qualified candidates will be contacted in a timely manner.

Requirements:
ROLE IS ON HOLD AS OF 1/30/2013. APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED BUT WILL NOT BE REVIEWED UNTIL / UNLESS ROLE COMES OFF OF HOLD

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