Senior Procurement Agent

US-NC-Wallburg
Job ID
17-6555
Pos. Category
Supply Chain
Position Type
Full Time - Direct

Overview

The Senior Procurement Agent is the Company expert in Supplier Management and Procurement.  Serves as a consultant to top management in significant matters relating to key supplier performance.  Identifies industry trends, capacity restraints and alternative resources.  Serves as a technical resource to both supply base and programs.  Provides technical leadership for developing and implementing critical strategic supplier and commodity activities.    

 

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

  1. Protect the Company’s competitive cost position by developing procurement plans; determining appropriate contract types, evaluating supplier proposals; negotiating price, schedules and terms with qualified suppliers; and committing the company to contractual agreements with subcontracts.
  2. Guide and influence major procurement decisions by analyzing industry data, capacity, trends, costs and market environment.
  3. Investigate new products, product changes and innovations, and quality manufacturing improvements.
  4. Assure effective management of subcontract efforts by leading activities of other disciplines as required and demonstrating advanced problem solving and decision making skills.    
  5. Provide leadership to the procurement team and managing the total procurement effort for assigned projects/programs, including directing such tasks as fact finding, price and cost analysis, source selection, negotiations, and bidder briefings and debriefings.
  6. Guide and instruct less experienced personnel in the resolution of problems related to specifications, requirements, product quality and delivery schedules as well s other criteria.
  7. Lead on-site audits and supplier assessments as necessary to qualify, evaluate and develop suppliers.
  8. Manage procurement packages by gaining a thorough understanding of supplier-customer relationships; by developing a working knowledge of own organization’s relationships with other HAECO organizations; and, by developing and implementing and authorizing actions to incorporate with other functional disciplines.
  9. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of ethical business conduct, legal principles, and protection of HAECO, supplier and customer proprietary data by complying with company policies, procedures and accepted business practices. 
  10. Maintain contractual integrity of procurement packages by reviewing, determining and incorporating appropriate State and Federal regulations, contract flow-down requirements, and other special terms and conditions peculiar to individual contracts types.
  11. Foster increased productivity and advancement opportunities by personal commitment to professional development and by practicing continuous improvement of processes.
  12. Support Corporate goals for small business/small disadvantaged business by promoting the use of qualified sources and by seeking, encouraging and assisting new candidates to become qualified.

Qualifications

MINIMUM:

  1. Four year college degree or equivalent work experience in Purchasing and/or fields in Supply Chain Management.
  2. Seven to Ten years procurement and Supply Chain Management experience leading to a solid understanding of the organization’s processes and product flow, the ability to interpret engineering data where applicable and a demonstrated ability to make quick and accurate decisions.
  3. Proficient in MS Office software applications.
  4. Good written and oral communication skills and the traits of an effective leader in correspondence with Suppliers and Executive Management.
  5. Good organizational skills and the ability to prioritize work and accurately perform duties.
  6. Must have independent problem solving skills and the discipline to persevere until problems are solved.
  7. Willingness to continue personal growth and development.
  8. International and domestic travel required, up to 20%.
  9. Must be able to read, write, and understand English.

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