The Procurement Specialist is expected to develop relationships with internal SST business lines. He / She must analyze and understand requirements in order to provide professional advice and ongoing support to meet business requirements.
The Procurement Specialist provides specialized procurement knowledge, commodity analysis and maintains ongoing commercial relationships between SmartStream and its supplier.
The Procurement Specialist will also play a role in supplier management, working closely with global suppliers to develop business relationships that help facilitate a more streamlined approach to sourcing while ensuring through negotiation that price competitiveness and high levels of service are maintainedJob ResponsibilitiesCompares prices amongst various vendors in order to make sound purchasing decisions Works within a given budget to purchase goods and services for an organization Negotiates with contractors on price, mode of delivery / shipping, and delivery time
Ensures that products / services are delivered in a timely manner, and that the quality of the goods / services received is satisfactory
Checks invoices for accuracy, and authorizes the accounts payable department to issue payment
Evaluates the performance of certain vendors in order to decide whether or not to continue buying from them
Manage risks with global supplier base and inform managementKey SkillsSound knowledge of procurement principles, theories, concepts and processes.
Ability to develop solutions to procurement problems and provide high quality and / or creative solutions.
Strong analytical, problem solving reporting, and presentation skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Good negotiation skills.
Ability to work effectively in cross-functional business teams.
Strong interpersonal and influencing skills; Excellent Stakeholder engagement
Demonstrated strengths in relationship building and conflict management.
Demonstrated ability to meet goals and deadlines.
Good process and project management skills.
Self-starter and strong motivator
Flexibility to work global hoursDesirable SkillsQualificationsAny Graduate - Any Specialization
Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (APP) or appropriate Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) certification or equivalent qualification desirableExperienceEmployment TypePermanentBenefits