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Procurement / Purchasing Specialist (Manufacturing)

Company: Task Management, Inc.
Location: Roselle
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION:The Procurement/Purchasing Specialist will be responsible for selecting vendors, evaluating bids, and negotiating prices and terms for purchased goods and services. This process will include evaluating potential vendors' financial health using pre-determined screening criteria. In addition, the incumbent will purchase materials, supplies, and services at the most favorable terms for the organization from sourcing to delivery with the assistance of an automated ERP system. This is a cross-functional role that requires coordination between internal and external partners, vendors, and suppliers of the company. This role partners closely with Production to provide support and continuous improvement for purchasing processes geared toward increasing production velocity.The ideal candidate has a proven track record of collaborating and sourcing for complex, high-volume precision manufacturing. A successful incumbent is energetic, ambitious, assertive, with deep technical expertise or the willingness to learn and grow in a fast-paced environment and serves as a leader among peers contributing to the success of the business.Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesReporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Procurement / Purchasing Specialist will be responsible for all purchasing tasks from sourcing to delivery.Requests and evaluates bids from vendors to determine the best value and quality for the business need.Evaluates prospective vendors' financial health using pre-determined screening criteria.Negotiates pricing and terms / conditions to be most favorable for the business.Reviews supplier agreements and manages e-repository of contracts for the company.Generates purchase orders for specific suppliers for stock and non-stock items.Works directly with the Vendor Managed Inventory provider (DGI) monitoring service and pricing.Manages purchasing tracker to ensure raw material and finished goods are on-time, expediting material requirements and resale parts as necessary.Monitors POs through supplier's portals and sets up web access for visibility.Tracks purchasing KPI's, monitors vendor performance, and maintains a current database of vendor information.Sets savings targets and tracks spend by category for the organization.Reviews and assists in maintenance of import compliance procedures.Works with Accounting and Quality Departments on returns to ensure proper disposition.Assists Accounting setting standard costs and taking physical inventory annually.Special projects as needed by the business.Qualifications and Education:Bachelor's Degree in Business, Purchasing, Supply Chain Management or related field3-5 years (or more) of procurement/purchasing (supply chain) experience.Proficiency working in a computer supported environment using business software and Microsoft office suiteStrong math aptitude and attention to detailExcellent written and verbal communication, negotiation, interpersonal, and influencing skills. Able to communicate with all levels of the organization from hourly to senior level executives.Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills; able to manage priorities and workflow; able to multi-task.Solid collaboration skills while working under pressure, tight deadlines, and handling emergency and stressful situations.Highly skilled at creating and maintaining interpersonal relationshipsAble to add value, reduce costs and input to business improvements and supply resources.Works well independently and with limited supervisory direction.Purchasing / procurement experience working for a manufacturing company is a plus.Experience with a Vendor Managed Inventory process.Job Type: Full-timePDN-99253ce7-c643-40b2-89d6-1a7db5f28b29

Keywords: Task Management, Inc., Chicago , Procurement / Purchasing Specialist (Manufacturing), Other , Roselle, Illinois

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