Procurement Specialist


The Procurement Specialist isresponsible for delivering short-term and long-term financial savings andprocess efficiencies by owning all eProcurement activity, day-to-day suppliermanagement, negotiating small-dollar purchases and payment terms, and managinginternal customers.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Manage alltransactional eProcurement activity (e.g., supplier validation and setupassistance, requisition review and approval, purchase order creation and followup, purchase order cleanup, etc.).

  • Provide timelyinternal customer assistance and communication in regards to supplier and orderfollow up and delivery bottlenecks.

  • Educate and traininternal customers on eProcurement and Procurement policies and best practices.

  • Educate and traininternal customers on the use of Oracle (iProcurement) and other Procurementsystems.

  • Liaise with theAccounts Payable department in regards to invoice inquiries and discrepanciesand supplier holds.

  • Coordinate thesetup, testing, and maintenance of supplier punch-out catalogs through Oracle.

  • Setup, test, andmaintain internal Oracle catalogs.

  • Maintenance ofpurchasing records (e.g., contract information, supplier performance, documentationand audit trail of procurement activities, etc.).

  • Partner with internalteam and customers to ensure service level agreements are met.

  • Act as P-Cardprogram administrator (e.g., P-Card setup and issues resolution, P-Card policycompliance and reporting, etc.).

  • Provide ad-hocreporting to support Procurement with strategic sourcing activity.

Skills / Knowledge / Experience / Education Required


  • Excellent writtenand verbal communications skills.

  • Stronginterpersonal skills (e.g., tact / diplomacy, listening, negotiation, consulting,etc.).

  • Excellentcustomer service, client support, and business services consulting skills.

  • Strong planning,organization, analytical, and problem solving skills.

  • Proven negotiationskills and procurement knowledge.

  • Knowledge ofquality and performance measurements and metrics.

  • Experienced withad-hoc data gathering and reporting.

  • Ability toidentify and implement program, systemic, and process efficiencies in supportof continuous improvement.

  • Knowledge ofpolicy and procedure development and management.

  • Experienced withchange management.


  • ?High school diplomarequired; bachelor?s degree preferred.


  • 1 to 2 years?business experience required; experience on a Procurement team preferred.


  • ?Microsoft Office(e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.).

  • Oracle e-BusinessSuite.

  • Web-basedcommunication tools.


  • Analysis / Problem Solving: Analyses and resolves business issues through theapplication of critical reasoning skills and general business experience.

  • Influence:The ability to articulate an objective or idea in a compelling manner, so thatothers are persuaded to act on its merit.

  • Team Work:Is committed to working collaboratively to achieve business goals, buildingcohesiveness and identity within a work group, and valuing individualperspectives and contributions.

  • Professional?Development: Creates opportunities and builds shared commitment in order to developcapabilities and improve business performance through individual and teamdevelopment.? ? ? ? ??

  • Organizational Development: The knowledge and development of formal and informalbusiness relationships with key stakeholders within and outside theorganization that enables business objectives to be accomplished.

  • Performance: Setting clear, challenging, collaborative goals and expectations forpeople which are aligned with business objectives. Tracking and measuringprogress, providing feedback and making adjustments as necessary.

  • Leadership Growth: Seizes new ways of thinking and working. Articulates and leads change,energizes others with a clear, compelling picture of the future and inspiresand empowers others to champion the change themselves.

  • Intercultural Sensitivity: Embracing and valuing differences in everyone. Thisincludes the commitment to work constructively and collaboratively with allpeople in all aspects of our business.

  • Market / Customer Focus: Identifying, understanding and meeting customerexpectations both internally and externally.?


? To perform this jobsuccessfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential dutysatisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirementslisted above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

? This job description shouldnot be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities orrequirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained hereinrestricts the company?s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilitiesto this job at any time.

? SGS is an EOE AAM/F/Vet/Disability employer.

Qualified applicants willreceive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color,religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.

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