Our automotive financial services client is seeking a Sr. Procurement Consultant for a long term position. This role offers medical, dental, vison, 401k and PTO benefits. Talent must be able to work onsite in Torrance, CA.
The procurement department is responsible for sourcing, supplier analysis, and negotiating contracts for goods and services in support of operational departments. The Sr. Procurement works independently and has direct accountability for meeting objectives and delivery of procurement events and projects that meet business needs. Procurement events must be executed within procurement governance framework. As the primary project manager for high value complex cross-functional sourcing projects, this role is accountable for supplier selection process, integrity of RFx process, detailed analysis of supplier’s responses, contract negotiation, and legal and VCM coordination. Additional deliverables include vendor performance and contract life cycle management.
List the key accountabilities and deliverables:
Project manager for sourcing, RFP/Bidding and contracting events and projects for assigned contracts/spend categories with a value of up to $10MM for each supplier. Accountable for sourcing, supplier analysis and selection process, develop negotiation strategy, and contracting results.
Manage vendor contract life cycle. If notified by the business owner, address supplier performance to ensure SLAs and quality requirements meet business needs.
Review and approved purchase requisitions, purchase orders and resolve exceptions.
minimum acceptable qualifications, experience and skills for this job:
BS/BA in business, finance, economics, law or accounting preferred; or an equivalent level of combined experience and/or education.
7-10 years of procurement experience that includes managing RFx process, evaluating suppliers using a formal decision analysis process, negotiating supplier agreements, managing purchase orders and resolving exceptions.
ISM certification and/or project management experience is a plus.
Excellent written a verbal communication skills
Comfortable interacting with all levels, including senior management.
Ability to handle multiple projects in a dynamic and fast paced environment
Must be proactive, detailed/results oriented in a structured environment, and possess the highest ethical standards
MS office proficient, deep knowledge of Excel (e.g., financial modeling) required
Knowledge and experience with consumer financial protection bureau regulations is a plus
Knowledge of and experience with procurement and systems such as PeopleSoft or Ariba
Project planning and management
Problem solving and decision making
Meeting SLAs and target due dates
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Subsidized (up to 85%!) Health, Vision and Dental Benefits Access to Fidelity 401(k) with Matching! FSA Program
Weekly Direct Deposit
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