Randstad Senior Procurement Specialist in Lynnfield, Massachusetts

Senior Procurement Specialist


job details:

  • location:Lynnfield, MA

  • salary:$40 per hour

  • date posted:Monday, June 19, 2017

  • job type:Contract

  • reference:401797

  • questions:781-229-2288.

Randstad Professionals is working with a rapidly growing Consumer Goods company based in Lynnfield, in need for immediate support for a Senior Procurement Specialist to join their team for a 4-6 month project. As the Senior Procurement Specialist, you should have strong negotiating skills, Advanced MS Excel Skills, experience working with large ERP platforms such as SAP or Oracle. A manufacturing background would be strongly preferred for this Senior Procurement Specialist role as well. The contract pay for this project would range from $50/hour depending on experience. If you are qualified and interested in this Senior Procurement Specialist opportunity, please contact Joshua Rappaport at 781-897-5222 or via e-mail; Joshua.Rappaport@Randstadusa.com

Job Summary

Manage assigned categories and work with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure company-wide sourcing strategies and objectives are met. Develop and execute supply strategies under the direction of the Sr. Corporate Procurement Manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Proven expertise in developing and managing strategic sourcing ingredient or similar categories.

  • Build, manage and maintain strong, positive relationships with coworkers, business partners and suppliers.

  • Create, administer and manage RFx process including but not limited to RFx review and analysis, vendor evaluation and supplier awards.

  • Experienced in negotiating price agreements and contracts and ensure compliance with internal policies and Legal Department.

  • Deep understanding and professional experience with Purchasing Contracts

  • Develop new supply chain sources for high risk or items with global or domestic limited supply

  • Recommend and lead alternate sourcing projects with appropriate departments.

  • Accurately prepare and communicate monthly price changes to Cost Department/Sales Support in a timely manner.

  • Responsible for $40mm plus annual spend.

  • Special Projects as assigned.

  • Determine, recommend, and implement cost savings initiatives and opportunities.

  • Represent Corporate Procurement on various teams and projects.

  • Serve as mentor to and train buyers as needed.

  • Monitor appropriate markets.

Job Requirements:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in business with 8+ years of experience in related field.

  • 8+ years of experience preferably in a food manufacturing or CPG industry.

  • Preference given to those with Procurement Certifications.

  • Experience in category and supplier management preferred.

  • Working knowledge of ERP, Spend Analysis and Procure to Pay software systems.

  • Extensive working knowledge of online sourcing software for RFI's, RFX's, RFP's and RFQ's etc. such as Determine, Ariba, ProcureWare, SAP Sourcing, etc.

  • Demonstrated experience in drafting, editing and evaluating RFx's.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Excellent analytical skills with attentions to detail.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work with cross-functional teams.

  • Demonstrated negotiation skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.

  • Proficient PC skills in Microsoft Office.