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Job Function

I have a client located in Wayne, PA who is looking for a Procurement Specialist/Buyer.

This is a Permanent position.  

Job Requirement

• Responsibilities for indirect spend and commodity purchases to support sales, marketing, administration, transportation, administration and assorted other departments to support and develop our business.

• Partner with internal and external customers to drive quality, price and service in the procurement of goods and services in support of the business

• Develop market intelligence and negotiating strategies at global, regional and national and regional levels. Strategies should be inclusive of RFP's, single source negotiations, clean sheets and leverage scale of business.


• Reviews contracts, bids, proposals, and vendor agreements for legal correctness, process and acceptability of items to specifications.

• Works with existing supply base to continually improve their overall performance; delivery, quality, lead-time, customer service, etc.

• Drive cost reduction by development and implementation of suppliers and buying strategy

• Advise management of market conditions and supply base activity, which could affect quality, delivery, or price considerations critical to company success.

• Capital equipment procurement experience.

• Establish long term pricing with suppliers in support of objectives and program profitability expectations.

• Lead supplier performance meetings to review quality, cost and opportunities for improvement. Maintain data and conduct Supplier reviews with management.

• Conduct work order reconciliation and open purchase order review meetings with Planners.

• Review purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy.


Requirements for this role include:

The ideal candidate will have proven experience in Supply Chain Management (procurement or buyer) together with outstanding core Procurement skills such as negotiation, creation and analysis of bid packages,

Together with:

• Excellent Knowledge and use experience with Oracle or similar operating systems

• Experience of process improvements

• Business partnering mindset

• Spanish speaker is highly desired

• Excellent computer skills including the Microsoft Office Package (Excel, Word, Access, PPT) • Detail-oriented project management skills and timely follow-through to meet deadlines

• Experience improving Procurement processes, implementing new Procurement procedures, and track record of new ideas that improved Procurement efficiency and systems

• Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills

• CPM or CPIM is preferred but not required


Education:

• Bachelors Degree in Supply Chain, Finance, Marketing, Engineering, or Business Management.

• Procurement certification (C.P.M./CPSM. CCCM, or CTPE designation) is preferred