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Procurement Specialist

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Company: Michael Page
Contract: PERM
Location: Lombard, United States

  • Ability to work from home 1 day a week

  • Fast growing company that have over 70% market share

About Our Client

Our client is a mid-size manufacturer of highly engineered consumer products in the Western suburbs and have been around for over 50 years. My client is known for hiring some of the strongest individuals in the market and they are looking to fill a role on their New Product Development team. They offer flexible working 1 day a week and have other great benefits. Exciting role for someone who is looking to further grow their career within procurement.

Job Description

  • Executes work to deliver timely, accurate, and efficient service.
  • Works with stakeholders to develop category and/or sub-category sourcing strategies/opportunities, supplier selection, due diligence and contract negotiations while achieving targeted savings and business objectives.
  • Builds effective relationships with internal/external stakeholders and ensures alignment between stakeholders. Includes developing an understanding of business partner needs and expectations.
  • Provides advice and guidance to assigned business/group on implementation of solutions concerning category and supplier strategies.
  • Applies a disciplined methodology and procurement policies to the procurement of goods and services.
  • Conducts analysis and develops insights and recommendations that are actionable in alignment with project/program goals.
  • Develops solutions and makes recommendations based on an understanding of the business strategy and stakeholder needs.
  • Collaborates in the management of sourcing category initiatives end-to-end. Identifies areas of opportunity through analyses of industries and supply markets, cost models for products and services, supplier category spend, and the performance of key suppliers in the market.
  • Work with suppliers to create value/savings and mitigate risk.
  • Incorporates market leading process and practices, to mitigate risk, to drive innovation and to maximize overall value for assigned sourcing categories and portfolios.
  • Identifies, develops and implements demand management and cost reduction opportunities, optimizes sourcing strategies, identifies and mitigates supplier risk and negotiates effective controls all through the supplier engagement process.
  • Prepares project plans and keep key stakeholders informed of the process and progress.
  • Manage multiple programs/projects simultaneously and resolve conflicting priorities and objectives.
  • Designs and produces regular and ad-hoc reports, and dashboards.
  • Uses performance measures to monitor and track performance, and address any issues.
  • Work in a cross functional team

The Successful Applicant

Must have:

  • Bachelor's degree; preferably in business or engineering, or equivalent business experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of sourcing experience with proven success in productivity improvements
  • Experience in several spend categories preferred
  • Ability to travel up to 20%; both international and/or domestic travel may be required.


  • Bilingual Preferred - English & Spanish
  • Solid analytical skills

What's on Offer

Compensation package $65k - $75k plus flexible work


More Info / Apply

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