Purchasing Specialist I

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Title: Purchasing Specialist I
Location: Andover, MA
Duration:  4-5 months

Candidate Responsibilities:
A Market Procurement support person will support the Market Procurement team in achieving their annual targets through mentored projects involving new supplier introduction, contract management, productivity improvements. Candidate will be a key partner in significant cost reduction activities and process and system improvement projects. Contributes to develop and provide support in all aspects of the Market Procurement function:

• Achieving maximum bottom line impact and performance by actively using the sourcing network, making global commodity strategies locally relevant where needed and ensure successful execution of these strategies.
• Ensure effective relationship/stakeholder management towards sectors/business/markets. Actively support with supply market & process knowledge and expertise in the area of Marketing, Media and Events, Personnel, Business and Mobility services.
• Manage and execute all strategic procurement activities for the assigned supply base.
• Supporting regular performance reviews with different leadership teams to reflect changing business needs and requirements.
• Leading the negotiations and the process with suppliers where local solutions are required ensuring lowest total cost of ownership to contribute to the profitability objectives for projects in the market.
• Providing regular reports to the demand side that brings visibility on value add and compliance
• Optimize the supply base on the basis of total cost of ownership and develop sustainable supplier relationships
• Content quality assurance within procurement tools and systems
• Data mining
• All other assigned tasks.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience
• In possession of Bachelor / Master’s degree in Supply Chain, Business, Marketing or Engineering. 
• Minimum GPA of 3.0 
• Reliable transportation to Andover MA. 
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook and Excel) 
• Open to relocate to Nashville in case you aspire to become part of the team after 6 – 9 months.

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