The Addison Group
Location: Houston Region
Employment Type: Contract
Strategic Sourcing and Supply Specialist II
The Strategic Sourcing and Supply Specialist position will be part of the North America Strategic Sourcing Team based in Houston. This position will be responsible for procurement activities performed via procurement systems. The position assists Category Lead for strategic sourcing and enforcement of the Procurement policies and process including preparation for RFP bid documents, Supplier research and Project coordination. In addition, the position will gather and perform data analysis and support procurement performance metrics tracking and reporting.
Essential Job Functions
Procurement & Sourcing Responsibilities:
Validates requisitions are approved by the appropriate individuals based on Company’s delegation of authority (DOA).
Issues purchase orders using procurement system according to North American Supply Chain Policies and Buy-Supply process to obtain products/services needed by the business.
Manages RFQ and supplier negotiations for low value purchases.
Supports Category Lead in sourcing engagement, supplier research, preparation of RFP documents, data analysis of supplier proposals and coordination of project management if needed.
Possesses excellent research skills and analytics to conduct data analysis studies of the company’s total spend and savings potential per chosen categories such as HVAC, Lighting, Labor, Renewable commodities and Electricity Generation related commodities and services.
Files procurement contracts using the contracts database and relying on the contracts management skills learned from the records custodian in order to maintain an accurate inventory of the company’s procurement contracts.
Develops simple templates to facilitate purchasing activities and assist with Power Point presentation in support of the Category Lead.
Prepares reports showing number of contracts, purchase orders, dollar value of purchase orders; Uses Procurement Spend Management Savings Tracker databases to research and update Category Lead
Pulls reports from ERP pertaining to specific goods or services
Keeps Procurement templates and checklists current and distributes them to Site Administrators
Supports Procurement Performance Reporting
Carries out other duties as assigned.
Excellent analytical skill and problem-solving skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills to communicate effectively to stakeholders
Advanced skill in Excel, Access and Power Pivots
Familiar with ERP systems such as familiar with Maximo, SAP, JDE and eProcurement tool such as Coupa or Ariba
Ability to handle multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy
Essential Physical Abilities
Ability to meet highest attendance requirements
Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally.
Ability to handle multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy.
Ability to use personal computer, calculator, etc.
Could involve some lifting.
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain required
3-5 years of procurement/sourcing experience required