Purchasing / Commodity Assist

Intermec   •  

Tempe, AZ

Industry: Aerospace / Defense


5 - 7 years

Posted 347 days ago

  by    MH Veeresh

Job Description

Responsible for purchasing and negotiating materials, equipment, and supplies from vendors.

Evaluates vendor quotes and services to determine most desirable suppliers.

May require a bachelor's degree and 4-6 years of experience in the field or in a related area.

Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision.

Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment.

Typically reports to a supervisor or manager.

Support the commodity teams by assisting in the following tasks to assist and allow the Indirect Category Managers successful on time negotiation of supplier contracts

- Develop & execute sourcing strategies for indirect categories focused on delivering productivity & working capital results while reducing Indirect spend

- Assist buyers in the internal Honeywell systems, processes, and systems to place and manage POs and suppliers

- Prior knowledge of contracting in the Professional Services / Engineering Services category space

- lead supplier business reviews, engage key internal customers and stakeholders across sites

- Interface effectively with internal customers and external suppliers

- Communicate category strategy across the organization

- Drive utilization of eSourcing activities (eAuctions, eRFX)

- Thoroughly understand and adhere to Honeywell purchasing policies and procedures

- Benchmark peer companies respective to above categories

- Works with cross functional teams to ensure eAuction project objectives and timelines are met

- Change Agent: Effectively support integration of new and existing processes and strategies into cross-functionally as required

Basic Qualifications:

- Due to export restrictions, this position requires either United States Citizenship or United States Lawful Permanent Resident status

- BA/BS in Business, Purchasing or other relevant discipline.

- 6+ years relevant sourcing experience with extensive knowledge of category management for Indirect categories (Professional Services, Consulting, Subcontracting, Engineering Services) including demonstrated experience with leveraged agreements, multi-yearcontracts, strategic sourcing processes, and negotiations

- Knowledge of contractlaw

- Trained in advance negotiation techniques (i.e. Baygroup, etc)

- Read, Write, and Speak English

Additional Qualifications:

- CPM Certification, Six Sigma, or Lean certification a plus.

- Ability to build consensus across multiple organizations and all levels of the enterprise

- Capable of moving past barriers

- Self-directed & motivated

- Capable of independently leading multiple projects simultaneously

- Demonstrated success leading cross-functional groups

- Ability to multi-task projects and assess priorities in a complex and demanding environment

- Excellent verbal & written communication & presentation skills

- Bias for action/self-starter

- Effective facilitator

- Demonstrated program management skills and ability to drive projects to completion

- Ability to handle multiple customers/priorities with minimal supervision under challenging conditions

- Ability to work in a virtual environment

- Demonstrated experience with Ariba preferred

- Advanced level expertise with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word.)