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Procurement Clerk
North Chicago, Illinois  |  Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on March 26, 2023
Job Id #62305 Posted March 13, 2023


  • Our location in Lake County, Illinois, currently has a Contractor opportunity for a Procurement Specialist, Regional Operations.
  • The Specialist applies experience and procurement knowledge to execute procurement best practices and execute strategies across Global Procurement Services.
  • Work with customers, internal and external, and the Divisions to solve issues and drive high levels of customer service.  
  • The position will be responsible to identify, research, and evaluate stakeholder requests to modify, update and execute the appropriate type of agreement for our internal customer and our Suppliers.
  • 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.

What you’ll do:

  • First line responder; pivots between strategy, operations, and transactional procurement
  • Adhere and support defined Source to Pay process flow globally.
  • Execute against category strategies and work in the guidance of strategic category leaders.
  • Develop and drive contract processes within a Contract Technology Platform
  • Develop and drive catalog strategies within a Catalog Technology Platform
  • Manage SOWs/RFI's/Ordering documents. Assist with supplier selection.
  • Execute ad-hoc/one off buys.
  • Educate on existing solutions and enable performance and tech tools development.
  • Lead resolution on issues within Source to Pay technology improvements.
  • Support supplier integration and KPI's
  • Drive savings outcomes
  • Collaboration with functions, divisions, and global procurement teams
  • Support RFP process
  • 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.
  • Implement agreed purchasing strategies for category globally.
  • Support business relationships with diverse suppliers globally
  • Meet regularly with divisional customers and support functions to ensure good customer satisfaction and continuous improvement.
  • Exhibit cultural awareness with foreign business entities.
  • Seek, develop, and maintain business relationships with suppliers, clients, and customers.
  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional policies and procedures.
  • Executes against the goals set by the Regional Procurement Operations team.
  • Seek innovative ways to maintain and improve procurement processes, cycle times, total acquisition costs, and customer service levels.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Engineering, Science, Business, or Financial Degrees.
  • 1-3 years of 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

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


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