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Thursday, 27 April 2017
Manpower of Lancaster has partnered with a local client who is looking to fill an opening for a Procurement Specialist.
Procurement operations, is a key position and will report to the Sr Manager of Procurement Operations. This highly important role, along with other specialists on the team, will be located at the Lancaster Location (Lancaster, PA) and work closely with the Global Procurement Organization in Pittsburgh, managing spend for our responsible locations. The Primary responsibilities of this position are to lead and support commercial methods and supplier negotiations. This contributes toward achieving spend reduction objectives, lead and support non-commercial supplier workshops and kaizens, execution of supplier and commodity changes at the location, implement sourcing and capital projects at the location. Also provide Location Procurement support for supplier management issues, storeroom connections and various projects. These job duties and interactions in a matrixed Procurement Organization are a close linkage to our Business partners creating a challenging and exciting opportunity for individuals interested in working with high performance work teams and delivering tangible business value every day. Each Procurement specialist is assigned specific commodities and associated suppliers to manage as the Strategic Commercial Owner and will also support other Global Suppliers managed corporately but pertain to each of our Manufacturing locations. Excellent coordination and communications between Global Procurement, stakeholders and business is essential. Procurement operations is not a transactional buying role, but rather a commodity sourcing and supplier management role that requires strong commercial and project management skills. The ability to execute a sourcing process through contract award, and then execute the implementation, while capturing savings are essential skills. The ability to gather data, analyze data, create sourcing and commercial negotiations plans, and lead commercial activity are key drivers for success. This specialist position is a challenging and broad role with many facets, issues and projects that are worked in parallel with the changing priorities to support both plant production and Procurement/Business initiatives. Good project management, time management with strong leadership skills is essential for success, as well as ability to problem solve, develop new systems or solutions, negotiations and bidding events, excellent communications.
*Other key requirements are: strong computer and Microsoft Excel skills with knowledge of pivot tables.
*Basic Qualifications: College degree in Business Management/Administration, Supply Chain, Engineering (or other similar technical degrees) Procurement, maintenance/Engineering or technical background experience, working with others in team environment is critical for success, 1 - 3 years of related experience
*Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience in creating/managing supplier contracts, Experience in Procurement of MRO (Maintenance Repair and Operating supplies) and Services, Project management experience, Quality Systems, Kaizen leaders, and Problem solving event leaders, Technical experience in managing or interacting suppliers with goods and services provides a solid foundation understanding the basic procurement processes.
This is a temporary assignment from May to August. Hours are Monday-Friday 8am-5pm and pay rate is based on experience. Experienced candidates must pass a background and drug screen.
If you are interested, please respond to this AD or email your resume to Alisa.Truax@Manpower.com