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Purchasing Analyst in Orange, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 11/20/2018

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At Volt Information Sciences Inc. we connect people with great jobs. We are an international provider of staffing services and outsourcing solutions, providing our client organizations with the talent they need to achieve their business goals. We also offer our client candidates career opportunities to help them achieve their potential.
About the Role:

The Procurement/Sourcing Specialist is responsible to the organization for tactical purchase of goods and services using the Procure to Pay (P2P) process which includes the Oracle PeopleSoft system. Interacts with all key stakeholders to support the P2P process from sourcing and contracting to requisition to purchase to receipt to payment. Resolve exceptions and supply issues. Well-developed expertise in P2P processes, techniques and purchasing practices.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Purchase goods and services from approved suppliers using the P2P process. Make certain requisitions comply with Enterprise approval processes (i.e., capital equipment purchase, etc.).
  • Assure P2P data accuracy (i.e., vendor master, material master, contract number, purchase cost, etc.)
  • Manage the day to day relationship with, and tactical execution of, assigned suppliers. Identify and mitigate supply risks.
  • Actively engage with suppliers regarding purchase order planning and tactical execution. Coordinate, facilitate, organize supplier meetings and communications to address near-term issues and concerns.
  • Monitor and help manage supplier quality performance. Address issues as needed to assure supply of products and services. Inform business stakeholders when supply may be at risk.
  • Coordinate and support as needed supplier improvement projects and/or supplier transitions. Participate on cross-functional teams (and lead when required) to address and resolve supply issues. Projects could include sourcing events (i.e., Request for Quote) and other activities to assure supply and make certain purchase costs are competitive.
  • Collaborate with Enterprise Procurement to work on strategic supply issues and sourcing events as needed.
  • Assist in guidance, support, and coaching to others to share knowledge and develop better technical and professional understanding within the discipline.
  • Follow accepted practices and controls to assure purchasing process is in compliance to standard and meets Internal Audit requirements.
  • Assist in return to vendor, reuse, release and/or resale of inventory product no longer needed by the Enterprise.
  • May also assist, support or lead strategic sourcing events in collaboration with Enterprise Procurement management, stakeholders, and business partners to: conduct internal & external research, perform spend data analytics, set & maintain category strategies, assemble & perform RFx's, prepare & present analysis, perform negotiations, complete contracting, and achieve supplier performance/relationship/risk management in procurement of goods and services for the organization.
  • May also assist and support procurement policy management, process improvements, reporting, and training & education efforts contributing to an effective and efficient procurement organization.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Strong written and oral communication and human relations skills with a proven ability to interact positively in customer relationships
  • Efficient data entry ability with strong attention to detail, accuracy and error free work
  • Preferred product and service knowledge and technical expertise
  • Strong organizational skills and efficient work habits
  • Computer literacy with strong keyboarding and data entry skills to include standard Windows based management tools and mainframe applications
  • Ability to analyze and interpret reports, problem-solve and learn rapidly

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Supply Chain, Finance/Business or other relevant program
  • Knowledge of Source to Pay process and systems
  • Planning, negotiation, purchasing and project management experience
  • Experience participating on project work groups including suppliers, customers and other resource

Volt is an equal opportunity employer