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Purchasing Category Specialist

Atlanta, GA

Posted: 03/09/2023 Job Number: 19163683

Job Description

* Pay rate is $25 - $27/hr
* Hybrid schedule 2 days/week in office
* This role is highly likely to become a 12 month contract extended annually per the HM

Primary Responsibilities:
Develop request for information (RFI), proposal (RFP) and quote (RFQ) documents in conjunction with business department requirements for obtaining goods and services.
Analyze and evaluate vendor quotes and proposals to determine the most desirable suppliers. Critical evaluations are performed to analyze price, quality, experience, and capabilities of each supplier. A scoring system is developed and signed by all parties.
Facilitate interdepartmental relationships to achieve both corporate and Procurement objectives.
Work directly with all Food and Beverage Client business departments to gain an in-depth understanding of their core business in order to help identify and solve complex problems.
Execute various sourcing and supplier related initiatives with the support of the Purchasing Category manager
Create purchase orders using Zycus workflow process and departmental policies and procedures.
Create and execute contractual agreements in Zycus iContract and Docusign, ensuring policies and procedures are respected.
Create and maintain iManage (Project Planning) and iSource (Tender Execution) projects.
Evaluate vendor performance in relation to established service level objectives.
Assess, develop, and implement procurement strategies for a multitude of products and services.
Prepare vendor recommendations for decision-making (including global procurement committee (PSC) and other committee recommendations
Obtain prior approvals throughout the areas of Finance, Accounting, Executive Management, and supporting departments while enforcing appropriate internal controls.
Maintain detailed audit files for Professional Services related services.

Bachelors Degree in Business Administration/Finance or at least 4 years of work in an equivalent discipline
Purchasing Certifications are a plus
2-3+ years of total experience in procurement/purchasing/buyer areas preferred
2+ years automotive manufacturer or industry related experience preferred
Finance background helpful
Responsible for the proper usage, awareness, and compliance with IT security policies at Food and Beverage Client

Comprehensive knowledge of business principles, strategies and practices
Ability to interact with and communicate to individuals at all levels both inside and outside the organization, up to and including Executive Management.
Ability to manage and lead meetings, presentations, and complex time lines.
Strong PC literacy to include: MS Office and experience working with Zycus or similar P2P application for sourcing, project and contract management Ability to gain working knowledge from a broad base of products and services throughout the entire organization
Demonstrated experience working on cross-functional projects and work teams
Ability to read and interpret contract terms and conditions

Flexible and able to adapt to immediate business area needs and timelines
Communication (Oral and Written)
Relationship Management
Consultative Selling Skills Will this position require driving?   No Will this position be eligible for overtime?   Yes

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