Procurement Specialist

Finance Austin, Texas Glendale, California San Mateo, California Chicago, Illinois Seattle, Washington Dallas, Texas Atlanta, Georgia


Description

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With us, you'll do work that's as rewarding as it is challenging with a team where every voice matters and diversity, equality, and inclusion are truly embraced. Together, we'll continue to democratize the law and make a real difference in the lives of millions.

Overview

As part of this dynamic team, the Global Finance team is seeking an experienced procurement professional who is familiar with a variety of procurement concepts, practices, and processes. We seek an individual who embraces challenges and can rely on his/her experience, educational background and sound judgment to plan and accomplish goals. 

You will

  • Establish and maintain effective partnerships with key stakeholders aimed at identifying, understanding and fulfilling their requirements to meet key business objectives.
  • Assist to implement effective corporate communications for continuous procurement awareness to develop a culture of driving stakeholder early engagement with the procurement team.
  • Identify cost savings opportunities and manage cost reduction activities to achieve annual cost savings and cost avoidance goals without compromising relationship integrity, supply assurance or quality.
  • Review existing contracts and gather business requirements to formulate sourcing strategies and planning for renewals.
  • Assist to establish vendor life-cycle strategy to oversee planning, sourcing and selection of new suppliers, manage data for vendor performance and manage vendor off-boarding and transition.
  • Proactively collaborate with business partners and stakeholders to lead contract negotiation with suppliers; develop negotiation approaches, fallback positions and acceptable terms and conditions through completion and identifying key benchmarks to measure contractual arrangements.
  • Perform spend analysis to help develop and implement category strategies.
  • Assist cross-functional teams in the identification of alternative product/suppliers facilitate qualification trials and conduct supplier management to drive continuous improvement.
  • Manage supplier contracts and any modifications within contracts (expiration dates, renewals).

You have

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 3+ years of procurement experience with indirect commodity purchases.
  • A thorough understanding of procurement principles and strategies.
  • Enthusiastic and passionate about procurement with excellent communication skills; results and people oriented; strong project management and influencing skills.
  • Strong negotiator and ability to deal effectively with suppliers in various indirect categories.
  • Strong analytical skills and understanding of fundamental financial concepts.
  • Understanding of business controls policies, processes, and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively managing multiple projects with minimal supervision.

 

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