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Material Ordering and Procurement

Chicago, Illinois 60661 | Contract to Direct

Post Date: 05/10/2018 Job ID: 76275 Category: Buyers and Purchasing Agents

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In this position, you  will work with vendors including vendors that perform:  site development, architecture & engineering, construction, integration, and logistics and warehousing functions. You will work to ensure strategic alignment with vendor partners, compliance with company purchasing and contractual requirements, and tactical resolution. Successful delivery will improve safety, quality, time to market and customer experience for internal stakeholders by creating the vendor management support function and effective, repeatable processes. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Strategy and Operations:
  • Strategic oversight of vendors and governance of the quality of their delivery to the enterprise.
  • Develop, nurture and deliver collaborative partnerships with vendors, operations teams, project control teams, and other internal teams.
  • Understand, communicate and manage SLAs (production and non-production).  
  • Management of all vendor financials, ensuring compliance against budget.
  • Provide  forecasting and planning to stay ahead of growth by working with internal teams.
  • Partner with operations to anticipate and plan ahead for key business initiatives.
  • Identify, prioritize and resolve key process issues.
  • Act as escalation POC for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proactive communication with management  to ensure efficient visibility to supply/demand issues and contingencies. 
  • Create transparency and the identification of risk, impacts and mitigation.
  • Provide trending, analysis and resolution of issues impacting system performance and business continuity.
  • Execute and facilitate Monthly Vendor Reviews with strategic and material vendors.
  • Facilitate Executive Quarterly Review.
  • Maintain the global view of vendor relationships, activities and issues, provide single POC for management and internal partners.
  • Continuous real time view of current situation, historical view and supporting facts and data.
  • Provide in depth understanding of business drivers across stakeholders, as well as vendors’ offerings, limitations and operations.
  • Partner with internal customers to produce growth estimates, facilitate solutions inclusive of all stakeholders.
  • Contractual financial compliance for operations, development and other deliverables.
  • Support negotiation, training and other critical evolutionary efforts as needed when Corporate Procurement, Purchasing and HR introduce changes.
  •   Contractual SME, including MSA, all documentation and success of SOWs.
  • Lead vendor development integrations, managing vendor teams and matrix-managed internal teams to delivery in scope, schedule, timing and quality.
  • Ensure appropriate mitigation and contingency planning.

Financial Transaction and Procurement Support:
  • Full responsibility for accurate and timely requisitioning, Purchase Order approvals and delivery and Receiving including all audit support for supplier annual spend.
  • Ensure accurate project and baseline financials are communicated and accounted for in the period that they were incurred.
  • Champion process for all Corporate Accounting, Finance, Purchasing and HR processes across all suppliers.

Skills & Qualifications:
  • Excellent communication skills in the spoken and written word.
  • Strong team building and talent management skills. 
  • Proven track record in motivating team members to achieve goals.
  • Proven ability in matrix management.
  • Experience managing vendor relationships and budget management role.
  • Experience in the Wireless or Technology Industry.

Educational Requirements:
  • Bachelor’ s Degree, JD, or MBA preferred.

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