Purchasing Specialist
Janney Montgomery Scott LLC - Philadelphia, PA

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This position is part of Purchasing and Procurement division which has been established to help build a framework that will allow for a modernized, proactive, streamlined and strategic approach to serving and supporting Janney.

Implement purchasing and procurement policies, processes, protocols, standards and best practices in line with the department's vision

Centralize, manage and track leased/owned equipment (ie. multi-function device fleet, postage machine fleet, etc.)

Implement a streamlined system for the management, tracking, and response to equipment maintenance issues

Selective vendor management (office supplies, business cards, stationary, furniture, equipment, etc), including vendor administration, contract negotiation and introduction of value-added enhancements that increase service level and reduce costs

Introduce new and/or fully leverage existing online vendor platforms (ie Stapleslink, Innosource, Rich, etc.) for tracking, management and reporting of applicable purchases

Transition a paper intensive division to one that is largely electronic

Consolidate office supply purchasing for the Philadelphia headquarters (Corporate, Private Group, and Capital Markets) and branch office system

Introduce regular reporting on Purchasing and Procurement activity and initiatives

Four to five years of experience in purchasing and procurement, preferably in a professional services firm

Bachelor's degree preferred

Vendor management experience/exposure

Strong Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word, and Powerpoint)

Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of management

Ability to data mine, analyze and report on data and trends

Ability to effect change within an organization

Strong project manager who is able to prioritize, manage multiple projects of various complexity concurrently and problem solve

Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively as part of a team

Must have a stron work ethic, be highly organized and a desire to be successful

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