Posted by: DXC Technology on May 17, 2018
Essential Job Functions
Processes and completes moderately complex purchase orders; determines prices from available vendors which meet cost and quality guidelines; places orders; verifies receipt of purchase.
Maintains approved supplier/vendor database. Monitors supplier/vendor performance through the administration of supplier/vendor measurement programs; makes recommendations for additions to and deletions from the supplier/vendor database as appropriate.
Conducts complex negotiations with suppliers to obtain products at the best quantity and cost in order to ensure end-users needs are met; negotiates delivery, terms and conditions, and pricing. Identifies future procurement opportunities to further procurement strategies.
Coordinates with accounts payable to resolve any credit holds or complex pricing problems in order to ensure prompt payment and avoid delays to end user; coordinates with receiving departments to resolve receipt problems promptly so as to not cause any delay to end users.
Solicits suppliers/vendors for materials/products/services through formal Requests for Services (FRS) and/or Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and informal channels. Conducts complex negotiations on terms favorable considering quality, delivery, and prices; receives and evaluates proposals, quotations, and bids for acquisitions. Recommends alternative courses of action as needed to meet needs.
Maintains communication with suppliers during course of procurement action in order to ensure timely delivery in compliance with the requirements of the procurement document. Assists in establishing relationships with new suppliers and develops new supply sources.
Plans and coordinates the procurement of materials, products/services and equipment necessary for the operation of the business unit or assigned projects. Ensures suppliers/vendors adherence to industry standards, technical quality standards, and other corporate/business unit driven expectations.
Analyzes bids for specification compliance, prices, delivery commitments and past performance; utilizes online systems as a resource for procurement.
Assists in implementing guidelines or standards from which vendors should be selected.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
Bachelor's degree in business administration, inventory management or related field preferred
Six or more years of experience in purchasing or inventory management
Experience working with procurement practices
Experience working with contracts including request for proposals (RFP) and request for information (RFI)
Experience working with products and services within related market
Good communication skills
Good analytical and problem solving skills
Good personal computer and business solutions software skills
Negotiating skills to interact with vendors
Ability maintain formal and informal networks
Ability to understand financial analysis and implications with regard to contracts and suppliers
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