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Senior Procurement Specialist

Torrance, CA

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Description

  • The Sr. Procurement Consultant works independently, confirms meeting objectives and delivery of procurement events.
  • 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.
  • PM for sourcing, RFP/Bids and contracting events and projects for assigned contracts/spend categories with a value of up to $10MM for each supplier.
  • Sourcing, supplier analysis and selection process, develop negotiation strategy, and contracting results.
  • Manage vendor contract life cycle, address supplier performance to ensure SLAs and quality requirements meet business needs.
  • Review and approved purchase requisitions, purchase orders and resolve exceptions.

Job Requirements

  • BS/BA in business, finance, economics, law or accounting preferred; or an equivalent level of combined experience and/or education.
  • Approx. 7-10 years of procurement experience, including managing RFx process, evaluating suppliers using a formal decision analysis process, negotiate 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, heavy 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
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