Specialist Purchasing
CSX - Jacksonville, FL

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Job Summary:
Provides analytical support to the Intermodal, TRANSFLO, TDSI, Corporate Services, General & Administrative (G&A) departments to help source materials and/or services to meet CSX operational requirements.

Primary Activities and Responsibilities:
Interface with Purchasing Manager and internal customers to determine requirements and help identify suppliers.

Assist in preparation for requests for information (RFX) or proposals.

Support the evaluation of bids and products to determine best solution for CSX.

Work with the Purchasing Manager to facilitate purchasing workflow, including purchase orders, invoice discrepancies, and approvals.

Identify cost reduction opportunities within the corporate environment as well as other business units.

Help to identify qualified suppliers and monitor supplier performance.

Maintain awareness of supported groups through proactive market research.

Ensure contract language is consistent with corporate and legal policy.

Create and pursue opportunities for process excellence.

Miscellaneous activities and responsibilities as assigned by manager.


Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelors degree from an accredited institution required in a related major field of study

Equivalent Qualifications:
Associates degree (or equivalent credit hours) from an accredited institution required

3 or more years of experience in Purchasing/Procurement or Materials/Inventory Management, Finance, Operations, or related experience relevant to the position

Preferred Qualifications:
In addition to meeting the above qualifications, any of the following are preferred:

Masters degree from an accredited institution in Business Administration, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Marketing, Logistics/Transportation, Operations, or Supply Chain Management

3 or more years of non-supervisory experience relevant to the responsibilities of this position

Certification/License: Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), or Certified Purchasing Card Professional (C.P.C.P.)

Knowledge and Skills:
Knowledge of sourcing and supply methods and techniques

Strong oral and written communication skills

Microsoft Office skills

Analytical skills

Ability to prioritize and multitask

Ability to work effectively with all leadership levels

Ability to handle sensitive issues

The CSX Competency Framework is the foundation of our Talent Strategy and is what drives CSX performance. CSX accordingly selects and develops talent based on each of the following competencies: analyze issues and make effective decisions, advance the business, engage, coach, and build a diverse workforce, build partnerships, improve service quality and processes, execute effectively, demonstrate personal leadership, and demonstrate functional and technical agility.

Job Requirements:
The applicant selected for this position may be required to successfully complete a background check and drug test. Passing results must be received prior to start date in new position.

Safety Commitment:
Safety is a way of life at CSX, encompassing every aspect of company operations. Guided by a policy of ensuring the safety of our employees, our customers, and the communities we serve, CSX works relentlessly to prevent accidents and injuries. Not only is it the right thing to do, but when a company puts safety first, everyone benefits: the employees and their families, the customers, and the communities.

Company Profile:
CSX Corporation, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, is a multi-modal freight transportation company serving customers across North America. Through its primary subsidiary, CSX operates the largest railroad in the eastern United States with operations in 23 states, the District of Columbia, and two Canadian provinces. CSX also includes an integrated intermodal company which serves customers with its own truck and terminal operations as well as a dedicated domestic container fleet. Other CSX subsidiaries provide technology and real estate support to the company. These subsidiaries combine to allow CSX to deliver efficient freight alternatives to customers in a variety of industries, including coal, chemicals, automobiles, metals, agricultural and forest products, food and consumer goods.

CSX Transportation (CSXT) is the largest company in the CSX family employing approximately 30,000 management and union employees. CSXT's primary focus is the operation, maintenance, and management of the largest railroad in the eastern United States.

Closing Statement:
At CSX two of the company's core values are People Make The Difference and Safety Is A Way of Life. We are committed to offering our team members the most competitive compensation and benefits package available, unlimited opportunities for development and growth throughout an exciting and rewarding career, and the safest work environment possible.

CSX is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer that supports diversity in the workplace.

Primary Location


United States-FL-Jacksonville

Relocation Available



Tax Status


Railroad Retirement

Overtime Status



Closing Date


Jul 4, 2013, 10:59:59 PM

Number of Openings



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CSX, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is a transportation company providing rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services. Our...