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Procurement Specialist

Company: Aerotek
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

Description:This role procures non-production and production materials necessary for the operation of the plant; searches for and rates new suppliers for commodities assigned; liaises between Quality and Supplier to resolve problems with specifications or rejected product; places purchase orders to ensure on-time receipt of materials to support plant functions; performs PC input, typing, distribution of documents, filing, and follow-up; provides assistance to enable the Purchasing Department to maintain and improve standards and objectives, ensures requisitions/purchase orders comply with Corporate Procedures, analyzes data in bid process and develops recommendations.RESPONSIBILITIESAnalyzes division budget expense categories and recommends cost improvement/reduction measures. Reviews and processes requisitions to ensure that the items(s) requisitioned adequately meet the desired requirements and specifications and are obtained at the most favorable price and terms. Monitors calibration orders. Ensure timely renewal of blanket and standing orders which includes summarizing dollars spent, monitoring approval levels, requesting pricing from vendors, verifying rate for renewal contract period, revising contract, and distributing copies. Maintains records for status of blanket and standing orders. Prepares orders over dollar limit for Manager's approval. Resolves and settles claims with suppliers resulting from poor supplier performance of purchased goods or services. Acts as liaison between Quality and Supplier to ensure any problems with rejected product is resolved and specifications are corrected. Develops EOQ (equal order quantity) and order point strategies for each repetitively purchased item. Requests, obtains, reviews bid proposals from suppliers and negotiates contract terms and conditions favorable to the company. Makes decisions consistent with department position on various matters in the absence of the Manager, remain current with company purchasing policiesObtains resolution to Supplier Documentation Deficiency Notices. Prepares Material Disposition Authorization Forms for any items needing to be returned. Keeps management informed of all events or supplier furnished data that has an effect on company purchases or scheduled deliveries. Ensures appropriate authorized signature on orders and blanket order releases. Performs the routine responsibilities that the Purchasing Manager performs when that person is out. Ensures requisitions/purchase orders comply with Corporate Procedures. Updates and maintains PRISM system for purchases made by buyer. Maintains Open Order Report for inventory and non-inventory purchases.Additional Skills & Qualifications:BASIC QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's Degree2-4 years of related experience/training. Must have the ability to analyze data in bid process and develop recommendations. Excellent communications skills both oral and written to communicate clearly and effectively with others to expedite the procurement. Attention to DetailTime ManagementAbility to work overtime/weekends on occasionSense of urgencyMust be able to take on new assignments as requiredGood working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel;Teambuilding/TeamworkInterpersonal SkillsPREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSBachelor's Degree in business, financial or supply-chain-related program of studyKnowledgeable of the purchasing processes, vendor relations, lead times for raw materials, and inventory control. Experience in Project Management and working with project teams. Experience in process managementHighly skilled at building and maintaining effective and productive relationships with key stakeholders and suppliers;Results orientated with the ability to plan and deliver against project deadlinesProductive in a fast-paced environmentMust be able to handle various personnel and other situations as they arise in a professional mannerStrong negotiation, communication, interpersonal and influencing skillsMust work under deadlines and related stresses in a timely mannerExperience Level:Intermediate Level About Aerotek:We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at Aerotek.com.The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

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