Sr Procurement Specialist
DS Waters - Atlanta, GA

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Five years direct purchasing experience in a centralized environment.
• Negotiation and mathematical analysis skills.
• Computer applications and skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Windows; Oracle experience a plus.).
• Written and verbal communication skills.
• Presentation skills.
• Teamwork and team leadership skills.
• Interpersonal skills.
• Creative-thinking and problem-solving skills.
• Time-management, prioritizing, planning and self-direction skills.
• Manufacturing, supply management or materials planning experience
Job Description:
• Procure (source, negotiate, manage and contract) select goods or services valued at $50-100 million.
• Submit budgetary cost standards for approval and manage purchase price variance in compliance with the approved budget.
• Lead cross-functional strategic sourcing team(s), as appropriate to facilitate best decision-making with regard to supplier selection and contracting.
• Contribute to the introduction of new products and product changes by: serving on the New Products Development team; providing timely cost and supply information to support the decision-making process; facilitating inventory run-out at suppliers and production plants; communicating relevant information with suppliers and the internal organization.
• Create and maintain procurement records in accordance with regulatory and internal data standards and record-keeping guidelines.
• Monitor performance against contracts to ensure company and supplier commitments are fulfilled.
• Provide performance feedback to suppliers to drive continuous improvement.
• Properly handle confidential company and supplier information including specifications, pricing and intellectual property.
• Uphold company fiduciary responsibilities and controls; maintain high professional and ethical standards and values.
• Manage special projects as assigned by supervisor.
• Manage personal development needs in anticipation of business requirements

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