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Senior Procurement Specialist

Company: LHH
Location: Richmond
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Are you looking for a new role in procurement in the greater Richmond, VA? This opening might be for you! in Richmond, VA looking for a new opportunity? LHH Recruitment solutions is in search of an experienced candidate for a full-time position with a minimum of 5 or more years of relevant or related experience in procurement. This role is perfect for a candidate who has understanding and knowledge of market economics, cost drivers, and value chains. If you this sounds like a great place to work, apply today! Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage supplier relationships to negotiate and maintain price and supply conditions ensuring commercial terms are optimized, supply maintained, contracts implemented and managed as appropriate.
  • Develop an understanding of the market for the products and services purchased and identify the factors which influence availability and pricing. Where possible, anticipating, managing, and communicating significant market changes.
  • Perform spend analysis to identify areas of opportunity within the business for cost savings initiatives.
  • Prepare, maintain and communicate long term sourcing strategies to support the Long Range Plan (LRP) both within region and at a global level as appropriate to ensure products and services availability and economics are communicated to and support the needs of the business.
  • Develop and maintain industry forecasts for use with suppliers and for communication including the Annual Operating Plan (AOP) process.
  • Collaborate with client purchasing team members on a regional and global basis to identify synergies that will ensure maximization of strategic purchasing initiatives.
  • Employ strategies as appropriate to ensure business continuity objectives are met.
  • Consult with Business Group, R&D, Manufacturing and Process Technology to provide information regarding competitive challenges, potential entrants, pricing initiatives and quality, service, price and distribution issues.Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Economics, Math, Chemistry or related field
    • Masters or MBA [Preferred]Skills:
      • High personal credibility and ethics
      • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of market economics, cost drivers, value chains etc. (ideally within the chemical industry)
      • Able to manage conflicting and rapidly changing priorities prioritize effectively and deliver to deadlines
      • Effective negotiation facilitation and conflict management skills.
      • Self-starter with strong business acumen and the ability to link business goals and market trends to make sound procurement decisions.
      • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to lead through influence and build consensus.
      • Strong strategic and analytic approach to procurement with knowledge of strategic sourcing principles and practices.
      • Broad knowledge of the principles of contract writing and management.
      • Demonstrated computer literacy with regard to routine applications.
      • Team-oriented leadership dedicated to continuous improvement, maximizing productivity and effectiveness in the organization, and promoting best practices.
      • Effective listening skills.Experience:
        • Demonstrated strong communication, negotiation and organizational skills typically acquired through 5 or more years of relevant or related experience
        • Procurement or directly relevant sales experience
        • [Preferred] Work experience in the petroleum additive, lubricant or chemical industry
        • [Preferred] Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) or similar certification

Keywords: LHH, Richmond , Senior Procurement Specialist, Other , Richmond, Virginia

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