Procurement Specialist
July 17, 2018
Job Type


A technology company is looking for a Procurement Specialist for their Center of Excellence team. This role can sit in either Fairfield or Westbrook, CT. It's a great opportunity for a professional with solid purchasing experience to take the next step in their career with an established global firm. Must be eligible to work in the US without sponsorship.



  • Utilize data to develop and implement strategic sourcing plans for all assigned products and services
  • Evaluate market conditions in order to maintain proper cost control
  • Negotiate part and service pricing in tandem with Purchasing team
  • Lead contract efforts for commercial requirements

Supplier Management:

  • Identify and onboard suppliers to meet product and service requirements
  • Address purchase price variance
  • Create risk mitigation plans for key supplier loss scenarios
  • Address quality issues by supporting root cause evaluation, corrective action implementation with suppliers, and providing follow-up review for ongoing corrective action effectiveness.
  • Lead cost savings initiatives
  • Prepare and conduct regular business reviews with suppliers to maintain solid relationships
  • Track and manage rebates earned
  • Activity and Metric Reporting: Provide ongoing supplier scorecards to management including cost savings, on-time delivery, performance, quality, contract compliance, and other appropriate key process indicators (KPIs)
  • Commodities include but are not limited to:
  • Information Technology


  • Human Resources
  • Engineering Services
  • Marketing
  • Software and software support
  • Recurring software as a services (Saas) costs
  • Project Management: Lead assigned projects by working with supporting teams and bringing projects to closure in a timely manner


  • 7 or more years purchasing experience
  • Must have strong English skills, both oral and written; multi-lingual a benefit
  • Experience managing commodities such as services, consulting, software, software support
  • Demonstrated negotiation experience
  • Must possess strong problem solving skills and be capable of driving tasks to closure.
  • As a support function, ability to work with internal teams and interact with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work across entire assigned regions including NA, EMEA, and/or APAC
  • Ability to travel and lead business relationships independently
  • Certified Purchasing in Supply Management (CPSM) or similar strongly desired
  • Demonstrated contracting experience
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Excel and Power Point
  • Oracle ERP experience desired
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be a self-starter and must have the ability to work independently
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