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Procurement Specialist
North Chicago, Illinois
Contract Position
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Applied on April 16, 2021
Job Id #46522 Posted March 30, 2021


Description:

  • Applies experience and procurement knowledge to execute procurement best practices and supply management strategies across Global Procurement Services.
  • Work with customers, internal and external, and the Divisions to solve issues and drive high levels of customer service.  
  • This role will work across multiple verticals. 
  • The position will be responsible for driving business excellence through strategy, people and technologies with the various categories and divisions. 
  • Proactively seek innovative ways to improve the procurement processes, cycle times, and customer service levels
  • Full understanding of the "One Procurement" strategies.  Strong knowledge and project work across multiple categories that impact the team positively.
  • Works within defined processes and procedures and may help determine appropriate approaches for change.

Core Job Responsibilities:

  • First line responder; pivots between strategy, operations and transactional procurement
  • Drive a defined Source to Pay process flow globally within a Source to Pay Technology Implementation
  • Provide support and drive a buying channel workstream within a source to pay technology implementation
  • Execute against category strategies and work in the guidance of strategic category leaders
  • Develop and drive buying channels for categories in collaboration with Category Managers
  • Develop and drive catalog strategies within a Catalog Technology Platform
  • Educate on existing solutions and enable performance and tech tools development
  • Drive continuous improvement of global procurement processes and tools
  • Communicate and drive change globally as a change champion within the Business Excellence organization and Source to Pay Technology platform
  • Lead resolution on issues within Source to Pay technology improvements.
  • Enable supplier integration and KPI's
  • Collaboration with functions, divisions and global procurement teams
  • Drive Key Performance Indicators and Value Metrics

Strategic Thinking:

  • Performs routine professional-based activities and contribute to and manage some projects.
  • Communicate with appropriate departments to clarify request and obtain appropriate supporting documentation for the purchase

Relationship Management:

  • Implement agreed purchasing strategies for category globally
  • Seek and support business relationships with diverse suppliers globally
  • Meet regularly with divisional and support functions to ensure good satisfaction and continuous improvement

Leading People:

  • Exhibit cultural awareness with foreign business entities
  • Seek, develop, and maintain business relationships with suppliers, clients and customers.
  • Lead business to adopt change within global procurement

Compliance:

  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional policies and procedures.

Accountability:

  • Executes against the goals set by the Business Excellence Organization.
  • Seek innovative ways to maintain and improve procurement processes, cycle times, total acquisition costs, and customer service levels.

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Engineering, Science, Business, or Financial Degrees. 

Minimum Experience/Training Required:

  • 2-4 years of or Procurement experience.  
  • Source to Pay Process Understanding
  • Functional experience.
  • Strong people skills                            
  • Strong problem-solving skills  
  • Self-Starter       
  • Skilled in spreadsheet programs
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Good interdisciplinary, intercultural, influence, and networking skills
  • Source to Pay Technology Experience

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact hr@horizontal.com.

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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