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Procurement Specialist

Company: BCI Acrylic
Location: Libertyville
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Salary Range: $60,000 - $70,000SummaryUnder the direction of the Director of Procurement, the Procurement Specialist is responsible for the purchasing of materials, equipment and supplies in the organization taking consideration cost, quality, and production time restraints. This position will plan, develop, schedule, optimize, organize, direct, manage, evaluate, and be responsible/accountable for some or all the supply chains processes of the organization.Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesThis list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time.Assess vendor capabilities, develop alternate sources and evaluate vendor performance.Communicate with other departments regarding product developments and the availability of materials and supplies.Keep abreast of changes in the market, new product developments or processes.Proactively seek and lead innovative ways to improve the procurement processes, cycle times, and customer service levelsStrong understanding of "One Procurement" category strategies and work on projects that impact the "One Procurement" team.First line responder; pivots between strategy and operations.Execute against larger category strategies and work in the guidance of strategic category leaders.Research and evaluate products and suppliers. Perform value analysis on costs and supplier quotes.Support PO conversion - non transactional and decisive negotiations.Manage PO approval processes.Support operations issues and invoice error resolution and solve complex problems.Manage PO changes and evaluate the cause for change.Communicate and educate appropriate departments to provide appropriate supporting documentation for purchases.Develop and lead agreed purchasing strategies for categories of purchases.Seek, develop, and establish business relationships with diverse suppliers, to establish business reviews, supplier scorecards, etc.Meet regularly with customers and lead functions to ensure superior customer satisfaction and continuous improvement for efficiencies.Responsible for leading and mentoring Buyer/Purchasing procurement personnel.Responsible to drive compliance with applicable corporate policies and procedures.Job skills Requirements:Broad knowledge of purchasing function concepts and of supplier commodity process and practices.Well-developed written and verbal communication skills for report writing, presentations and interactions with diverse groups of people inside/outside of the corporation.Demonstrated broad knowledge and technical expertise in area of specialty or industry.Demonstrate proficiency with PC software (WP, spreadsheets) and technologyEducation and/or ExperienceBachelor's Degree in Business or related fields or equivalent experience.Minimum of five years of experience in area of specialty or industry.Strong organizational and communication skillsAbility to work with othersAbility to complete purchase orders, schedules and assigned reports.Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties and responsibilities of this position, the employee will be sitting at a desk 90% of the time. Specific vision requirements for this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.Work EnvironmentThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.The employee works in an office environment. The noise level in the work environment is consistent with normal office noise levels.BCI Acrylic Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employerj1vjbMnHwN

Keywords: BCI Acrylic, Chicago , Procurement Specialist, Other , Libertyville, Illinois

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