Procurement Specialist

Other New York, New York


Position at Havas

Our resourceful and dynamic Procurement Department is looking for an experienced Procurement Specialist to join its US Headquarters based in New York. In this role, the Procurement Specialist will build and manage relationships with our internal clients and the vendors who support our exciting and varied requirements across the whole North American region. Strong knowledge of procurement principles and strong negotiating skills and an eye for detail are highly desired skills. 

This is an exciting opportunity for someone interested in negotiating that next deal at the Global level while delivering top quality service and advice.


The Procurement Specialist will be part of the US team supporting multiple internal stakeholders, from a wide spectrum of departments with many and varied needs, in a fast-paced demanding environment. Along with the Procurement Manager and Team, the Procurement Specialist will develop and execute supply strategies for multiple categories and will also be managing own supply base ensuring stakeholders get what they want, when they want it and at the best value possible.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Review, analyze, draft and negotiate contract terms with suppliers
  • Monitor supplier and contract performance; report findings to management
  • Analyze purchasing activity and make recommendations for consolidating and reducing costs
  • Consolidate needs with the other entities of the Group
  • Achieve demonstrable cost savings, evidenced by ROI
  • Develop strategic relationships with suppliers
  • Coordinate proposal and bid processes


  • Demonstrated interest in Purchasing and Asset Tracking
  • Experience negotiating and purchasing for large-scale organizations
  • Highly organized with a demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with all levels of management with ease
  • Ability to work independently, exercising good judgment and an aptitude for problem solving
  • Strong attention to details
  • Demonstrate a solid work ethic
  • Embodies Havas Values

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.