Advisor Procurement
DXC Technology
6 zile în urmă

Job Description

Essential Job Functions

  • Processes and completes complex purchase orders; determines prices from available vendors which meet cost and quality guidelines;
  • places orders; verifies receipt of purchase.

  • Implements guidelines or standards from which vendors should be selected; recommends additions to and deletions from the supplier / vendor database as appropriate;
  • reviews new vendor performance and adjusts approved list of vendors as appropriate.

  • Develops procedures for conducting vendor negotiations. Conducts complex negotiations with suppliers to obtain products at the best quantity and cost in order to ensure end-users needs are met;
  • negotiates delivery, terms and conditions, and pricing. Identifies future procurement opportunities to further procurement strategies.

  • Coordinates with accounts payable to resolve any credit holds or complex pricing problems in order to ensure prompt payment and avoid delays to end user;
  • coordinates with receiving departments to resolve receipt problems promptly so as to not cause any delay to end users.

  • Solicits suppliers / vendors for materials / products / services through formal Requests for Services (FRS) and / or Requests for
  • Proposals (RFPs) and informal channels. Conducts complex negotiations on terms favorable considering quality, delivery, and prices;
  • receives and evaluates proposals, quotations, and bids for acquisitions. Determines approach to FRS and RFP activities and recommends changes to current processes.

  • Maintains communication with suppliers during course of procurement action in order to ensure timely delivery in compliance with the requirements of the procurement document.
  • Establishes relationships with new suppliers and develops new supply sources.

  • Plans and coordinates the procurement of materials, products / services and equipment necessary for the operation of the business unit or assigned projects.
  • Recommends changes to existing standards; ensures suppliers / vendor's adherence to industry standards, technical quality standards, and other corporate / business unit driven expectations.

  • Analyzes bids for specification compliance, prices, delivery commitments and past performance; utilizes online systems as a resource for procurement.
  • Recommends revisions or process improvements to meet company needs.

  • Provides leadership and work guidance to less experienced personnel.
  • Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, inventory management or related field preferred
  • Nine or more years of experience in purchasing or inventory management
  • Experience working with procurement practices
  • Experience working with contracts including request for proposals (RFP) and request for information (RFI)
  • Experience working with products and services within related market
  • Experience working with procurement software
  • Other Qualifications

  • Good communication skills
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good personal computer and business solutions software skills
  • Strong negotiating skills to interact with vendors
  • Leadership skills to guide and mentor the work of less experienced personnel
  • Ability to understand financial analysis and implications with regard to contracts and suppliers
  • Ability to create and maintain formal and informal networks
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