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Procurement, Supply Chain, Operations
Categories Procurement, Supply Chain
Job ID 252
Location Boston
Job Information
The Senior Procurement Business Analyst develops strong business relationships with customers (internal and external) in order to understand and analyze requirements. S/he provides professional advice and ongoing support to meet their business requirements. S/he will provide specialized procurement knowledge and detailed strategic analysis. S/he should have the ability to initiate and develop procurement/business related ideas, determine the optimum course of action for success, particularly in respect to collaborating and seeking agreement with all interested parties. The Senior Procurement Business Analyst will provide data administration and analysis support for Procurement. Key Accountabilities • Gather data, analyze and provide detailed assessment of trends and anomalies, draw conclusions and make recommendations on courses of action. Data to be analyzed includes  spend, supply market information, customer requirements, supplier information, cost drivers, best practices, benchmark information. • With guidance from the Category Manager negotiate lower dollar, less complex contracts. Participate in the contracting process, including contract negotiation, contract preparation, and review with Legal and Risk Management, with the objectives of maximizing value and managing risk for the Company. • Coordinate key supplier governance reviews including preparing reports/analysis on supplier key performance indicators, supplier spend data and trends, project status, status of issues, etc. Schedule meetings with supplier and stakeholders •

 

 

Background & Experience BS 2-5 years procurement
Salary $75-90000 plus bonus
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Categories Procurement, Supply Chain
Job ID 354
Location Boston
Job Information

This is an outstanding opportunity to be a major contributor and team member as our client launches a technology and organizational transformation project.

Working in a team environment in this newly created role you will be responsible for the contract and procurement reviews for a variety of products and services including, facilities, IT and other contracted services categories. This will include managing sourcing efforts and being the purchasing project lead working with internal customers, negotiating contract business terms, and coordinating the legal review process.
Major duties:
• Responsible for specifying, sourcing, bidding, analyzing, negotiating contracts and ultimately procuring goods and services. Reviews, prepares and negotiates contracts, determines contract terms and conditions, and ensures contract terms provide appropriate risk mitigation
• Negotiate and purchase equipment, supplies and services from qualified vendors including facility management services, IT hardware, software and services.
• Creates and maintains category plans
• Working in collaboration with internal customers, evaluate vendor proposals and services to determine most desirable suppliers
• Execute and manage purchase order administration function consistent with company policies and procedures
• Develops and sustains mutually beneficial relationships with strategic suppliers

Background & Experience BS plus 3 yrs and certification preferred
Salary 80-90,000 plus bonus
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Categories Procurement, Supply Chain
Job ID 49
Location Boston
Job Information

Reporting to the Senior Director of Sourcing you will develop and advance category sourcing and supplier management strategies that support key business objectives / priorities and result in significant cost savings and process improvements within . In addition, this role leads sub-set of supplier performance management by partnering with the assigned business units to develop and track key supplier performance metrics.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop relationships and work with key business partners to understand strategic direction, supply requirements and corporate business objectives and priorities.
  • Drive analysis of category spend to identify opportunities to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO).
  • Develop sourcing strategies within the category in collaborations with souring mangers and operations team. This includes obtaining business requirements from key internal clients, leading cross-functional sourcing teams, conducting market research, and sourcing strategy creation.
  • Drive thought leadership in the category providing market and industry intelligence, innovation and best practices.
  • Staff and develop high performing and motivated Category Specialists responsible for interfacing with SBUs and supplier partners.
  • Develop and Present category and supplier specific strategies and plans to management to solicit feedback and secure support.
  • Manage a sub-set of key strategic supplier relationships based on business criticality and size of relationship. Manage supplier performance by developing and maintaining supplier scorecards and monitoring KPIs. Employ the appropriate use of risk management tools
  • Create Performance Improvement Plans for all relevant/sub-set of Suppliers, track and report Supplier SLAs.
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  • Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree from an accredited College or University, MBA preferred
  • 10 plus year of previous business and procurement experience, consulting experience preferred
  • Direct experience with Contingency Labor
  • Experience in leading strategic sourcing, supplier and category management programs
Background & Experience BS plus 10years sourcing experience
Salary 110-130 plus bonus
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Categories Operations, Supply Chain
Location Connecticut
Job Information

This role is with a leader in engineering materials with both domestic and global manufacturing facilities. This position is located on the Massachusetts/Connecticut border .
Summary/Objective:
This role is responsible for leading the planning and execution of supply chain initiatives. Leading end to end supply planning process including demand planning, supply planning, S & OP and inbound material planning. This role will lead the development of planning strategies and implement appropriate processes to manage demand plans, manufacturing capacity, and inventory levels to fulfill sales demand, meet customer service metrics and optimize costs. This role will also be responsible for efficient flow of materials into manufacturing. The Supply Chain Planning Director reports to the VP Supply Chain.
Essential Functions:
Develop, implement and manage cross-functional, fully integrated supply planning process that incorporates raw materials planning, distribution planning, capacity planning, scheduling, inventory and associated cost elements. Establish and implement methods and best practices related to the systems and process that support managing inventory, purchasing, and material control.
Responsible for accuracy of inventory counts by implementing and managing, in conjunction with Finance, an inventory control system, capable of identifying discrepancies in inventory counts and taking corrective action to guard against inconsistencies in the future. Analyze and update capacity and inventory plans monthly based on demand and output changes, and changes in planned customer service levels. Ensure effective translation of supply plans to master production plans to match customer demand (orders and forecast) with available resources while achieving inventory and cost objectives.
Collaborate with the Sales, Marketing and Finance to assure consistent development and alignment of all demand and supply plans. Regularly provide updates and align with Customer Service, Operations and Logistics on issues related to: out of stocks, service issues, supplier issues, production schedule adherence, order issues, inventory metrics, and other related issues.
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Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree – Operations, Engineering; MBA preferred
Minimum 7 years supply chain or Operations experience
Proven leadership abilities and in depth knowledge of supply chain management.
Required Skills and Abilities:
Strong Customer Focus and ability to get results
Demonstrated Process improvement skills
Demonstrated negotiating skills
Ability to effectively work and communicate in matrix organization and bring numerous groups (Sales, manufacturing, finance) together to execute business strategies
Proven leadership abilities and in depth knowledge of supply chain management
Proven record of team management.
Strong Presentation skills.
Preferred Education and Experience:
MBA
Engineering/Business/Finance degree in a related discipline
APICS or APICS related certification preferred Six Sigma Certification
Preferred Skills and Abilities:
Ability to work and communicate in a team environment High level of product, process and customer knowledge

Background & Experience BS,MBA pref.
Salary attractive base plus bonus
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Categories Procurement, Supply Chain
Job ID 344
Location Boston
Job Information

In this newly created role reporting directly to the CPO you will be responsible for managing the programs that enable Procurement to meet and or exceed departmental goals and objectives, business requirements and stakeholder expectations. These programs include

  • You will lead eSourcing, Auctions, RFPs, data analysis, deal structures, rate card rationalization as well as spend and contract analysis
  • Standardized programs for use by Procurement such as category management, supplier relationship management, preferred suppliers/supplier segmentation, stakeholder engagement and capability building

 

Skills and Knowledge: Demonstrated / proven skills and knowledge required to create and manage those programs that build and maintain a best-in-class, high performing procurement organization.

 

As procurement influence is still growing, the role will need to work closely to determine the necessary skills and experience levels to meet and or exceed stakeholder expectations and value capture. The candidate will need to have very strong interpersonal, written/verbal communication and problem solving skills as he/she will interact with all levels of the organization including very senior and high profiled leaders The candidate must display a passion for professional development and continuous improvement

 

Professional/Organizational Development

 

  • Ensure alignment between required skills and experiences and systems, tools, program usage requirements
  • Develop and maintain procurement capability development training curriculum and training delivery program
  • Ensure professional development training curriculum reflects best-in-class/world-class standards
  • Benchmark with leading third parties to identify necessary skills and experiences and emerging trends Develop and manage a system to track development of individual development plans, professional development training and professional certifications

 

 

Background & Experience • BA Degree in related field • 4-7years operational experience in procurement or supply management. MBA preferred • Procurement certification from a professional supply management organization (e.g. CPSM, MCIPS, etc.)
Salary $100-125 plus bonus
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