Procurement Specialist

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General Responsibilities:
The Procurement Specialist is responsible for the procurement area of new product development, improvement and sustainability and is responsible to strategically source suppliers to reduce costs and purchase materials of high quality and technology. The Procurement Specialist is required to work interactively with the business teams as they develop short and long term product strategies. The Procurement Specialist is responsible to maintain supplier relationships and to confirm they are meeting requirements in the area of quality, cost and delivery per the EGSM and are responsive to the goals of Evenflo. International and Domestic travel may be required in this position.

Examples of Typical Activities:
Build and execute RFQ & RFP packages for new and existing products or services
Execute supply strategies for business categories
Participate on new product development teams
Negotiates price, terms, payment and delivery with suppliers
Develop supply contracts with suppliers
Work with Finance/Engineering/Manufacturing on make/buy analysis
Significant resources devoted to Asia based sourcing counterparts to acquire the required information
Continually identify and execute cost savings while maintaining quality and delivery requirements
Manage supplier relationships and insure compliance to the EGSM
Set up and maintain items to be purchased in BANN ERP system

Required Experience
Bachelor's Degree required: 3-5 years of experience specifically: global sourcing in a fast paced consumer product business and sourcing experience in plastic and or injection molding and or printed materials is required.

Required Technical Competencies
Strong Verbal and Written Communication Skills
Project Management Skills - ability to follow project plans and meet key milestones on time
Demonstrated negotiation Skills - ability to develop and execute a negotiation strategy
Proficient in strategic sourcing - utilizes a systematic approach to sourcing
Proficient with MS Office & ERP - Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook
Understanding of Manufacturing processes and costing

Desired Secondary Competencies
Experience with a BAAN ERP system capable of developing pivot tables and Vlookups
Understanding of the following commodities
Soft Goods

Required Behavioral Competencies
Initiates Action - Takes prompt action to accomplish objectives; takes action to achieve goals beyond what is required; is proactive.
Adaptability - Maintains effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment; adjusts effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements or cultures.
Build Partnerships - Identifies opportunities and takes action to build strategic relationships between one's area and other areas, teams, departments, units, or organizations to help achieve business goal.
Strategic Decision Making - Obtains information and identifies key issues and relationships relevant to achieving a long range goal or visions; commits to a course of action to accomplish a long-range goal or vision after developing alternatives based on logical assumptions, fact, available resources, constraints, and organizational values.
Builds Trust - Interacts with others in a way that gives them confidence in one's intentions and those of the organization.
Contributes to Team Success - Actively participates as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of goals.

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