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International Procurement Specialist

Company: Electri-Cord
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionOverall Responsibility:The International procurement specialist is responsible for purchasing brokered products and materials and services from ECM's international supply partners. Identifies, on-boards and manages suppliers that meet the company strategic and operational needs. Works passionately for customers (internal/external) every day with quality, delivery, value, and responsiveness in mind. Acts with a sense of urgency and focuses on results; demonstrates the ability to think strategically and critically analyze details. Key Areas of Responsibility and Essential Position Functions:

  • Reviews suggestions, interprets MRP requirements to create and send purchase orders to supply partners.
  • Ensures suppliers have credible delivery plans; communicates with Sales and/or operations and planning teams to reconcile the master production and delivery schedules.
  • Assists with Supplier Identification, Approval and Development.
  • Prepare, maintain, and review purchasing files, reports and price lists, etc.
  • Assists with part set-up and maintenance as required including but not limited to descriptions, product groups, supplier terms, contacts, ship points, COO, price lists, etc.
  • Negotiate pricing, payment and shipping terms with vendors; ensure system alignment with terms
  • Collaborates with materials team members and logistics partners to quote costs and assess burden impacts, %/FG, etc. in various scenarios.
  • Benchmark pricing and terms to evaluate supplier competitiveness.
  • Hold standard supplier status / open order meetings, and support site/team meetings, to ensure suppliers can support client demand and escalate any technical/quality issues quickly to avoid impacting production and/or ship schedules.
  • Escalate gaps in commits both internally and at the supplier.
  • Coordinate procurement and distribution of ECM supplied materials to partners as required.
  • Maintain knowledge of all organizational and governmental rules affecting purchases, and provide information about these rules to organization staff members and to vendors.
  • Coordinate with Logistics to assess HTS codes and Quoting Department on proper part set-up for new and existing parts as required.
  • Contact suppliers to schedule or expedite deliveries and to resolve shortages, missed or late deliveries, and other problems.
  • Obtain quotes for products and services as required.
  • Actively participates in management of projects for new and existing business as required.
  • Responsible for managing the Approved Vendors List (AVL) for brokered suppliers.
  • Coordinating and managing Supplier QBR's & score cards; actively engaging with and communicating feedback to/from supply partners
  • Track the status of requisitions, contracts, and orders.
  • Respond to customer and supplier inquiries about order status, changes, or cancellations.
  • Monitor contractor performance, recommending contract modifications when necessary.
  • Assist with Customer RFI and other form completions as needed. Required Education, Skills, Experience, and Certifications:
    • Education: Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent in Supply Chain, Business or other relevant field of study
    • Experience: Knowledge and Technical Skills:
    • 3+ years in a procurement and/or related supply chain role. 5+ years preferred.
    • Prefer Supply Chain, Transportation, Import / Export Regulations and Project Management Experience
    • Tools able to use:
    • Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel [advanced]);
    • Office equipment such as printers, copiers, calculators, office phone, facsimile, etc.)
    • Certifications: APICS – CPIM/SPSM or equivalent preferred

Keywords: Electri-Cord, St. Paul , International Procurement Specialist, Professions , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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