Senior Procurement Specialist

  • Southampton, PA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Our client, engineers, manufactures and markets some of the world’s most sought-after lawn and garden care equipment around the globe is looking to hire a Senior Buyer/Purchasing Agent. 

This position is responsible for the preparation and execution of procurement contracts for basic products and services in support of the operational needs of the organization.  They will coordinate closely with the planning and materials function to insure timely delivery.  They will work with the Supplier Quality function to insure consistency of product, and will follow the strategic direction of the procurement organization.     

SPECIFIC & ESSENTIAL DUTIES:  

• Procure build-to-print components, assemblies and/or services.

• Prepare electronic solicitations, review proposals, issue purchase orders.

• Insure timely delivery to schedule. • Monitor supplier performance.

• Conduct informal negotiations. • Issue blanket agreements and service agreement orders.

• Support integrated product teams as required.

• Interface with engineering, planning, and quality control.

• Source and select suppliers for specific components.

• Perform supplier audits.

• Perform commodity analysis to reduce costs and quantity of suppliers. • Selects suppliers and negotiates supplier contracts.

• Manage purchase part inventories.

• Resolve product delivery and quality issues.

• Assist engineering in all aspects including cost and design.

• Review requisitions and generate purchase orders as required to support the organization.

• Resolve invoice discrepancies when necessary.

• Expedite assigned commodities when necessary.

• Compile and maintain all records pertaining to suppliers and organization.

• Develop strong supplier and inter-departmental relationships.

• Develop procedures and ensure compliance with relevant sections of the organizations policies.

• Support and participate in the organizations Lean processes and initiatives.  

• Support the organizations Profit Improvement Team on cost reduction projects. 

Requires significant experience in a products related industry/environment.

• Ability to work in a team environment.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Excellent negotiation skills. 

Experience with basic information technology (word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail, Internet).

Job Description

This position is responsible for the preparation and execution of procurement contracts for basic products and services in support of the operational needs of the organization.  They will coordinate closely with the planning and materials function to insure timely delivery.  They will work with the Supplier Quality function to insure consistency of product, and will follow the strategic direction of the procurement organization.     

SPECIFIC & ESSENTIAL DUTIES:  

• Procure build-to-print components, assemblies and/or services.

• Prepare electronic solicitations, review proposals, issue purchase orders.

• Insure timely delivery to schedule. • Monitor supplier performance.

• Conduct informal negotiations. • Issue blanket agreements and service agreement orders.

• Support integrated product teams as required.

• Interface with engineering, planning, and quality control.

• Source and select suppliers for specific components.

• Perform supplier audits.

• Perform commodity analysis to reduce costs and quantity of suppliers. • Selects suppliers and negotiates supplier contracts.

• Manage purchase part inventories.

• Resolve product delivery and quality issues.

• Assist engineering in all aspects including cost and design.

• Review requisitions and generate purchase orders as required to support the organization.

• Resolve invoice discrepancies when necessary.

• Expedite assigned commodities when necessary.

• Compile and maintain all records pertaining to suppliers and organization.

• Develop strong supplier and inter-departmental relationships.

• Develop procedures and ensure compliance with relevant sections of the organizations policies.

• Support and participate in the organizations Lean processes and initiatives.  

• Support the organizations Profit Improvement Team on cost reduction projects. 

Requires significant experience in a products related industry/environment.

• Ability to work in a team environment.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Excellent negotiation skills. 

Experience with basic information technology (word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail, Internet).

Qualifications

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES: 
 
• Good problem solving skills and experience.

• High level of diplomacy and the ability to relate to people at all levels.

• Knowledge of manufacturing processes and capabilities, company products, technology and financial requirements. 

• BA/BS or equivalent experience required.  A technical degree or experience would be a plus.  

• Appropriate experience (2-3 years) in Operations and Procurement.

• CPM and/or CPIM Certification preferred.   

Additional information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Additional Information

Full benefits and working with a small cross functional teams.