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Procurement Coordinator

Company Name:
Cargill
Title: Procurement Coordinator
Location: US-NE-Blair
Job Number: BLA00931
The Procurement Coordinator is responsible for managing and coordinating procurement work processes for a number of sourcing categories and businesses, including executing procurement transaction processes and managing inventory/procurement records, providing location procurement support and planning, managing supplier events and relationships, and implementing sourcing strategies.
Principal Accountabilities:
50% Manage/execute procurement transaction processes
Applies a basic understanding of local practices and procedures to manage, organize, and coordinate processes for procurement of materials/goods, services, and or supplies
Plan, schedule and coordinate local stakeholder meetings on procurement topics and facilitate decisions
Notify internal stakeholders and facilitate implementation of decisions
Drafts procurement process documents, for processes requiring interpretation, for review and approval by more senior team members.
Apply a basic understanding of procurement practices and procedures to assist more senior team members with process improvements.
Prepare, execute and compare bid documents for sourcing decisions.
Monitor pay types for claims management, correct accrual codes, due dates and schedules for reporting and vendor reconciliations on a daily/weekly basis
25% Manage inventory/procurement records
Checks electronic and/or hard-copy records and files for accuracy, performing basic analysis of data; ensures data is collected and compiled into procurement/inventory management system for use in analysis and/or reporting.
Act as a super-user, troubleshooting and training others on procurement/inventory management system functionality, providing education, training and support to system users.
15% Provide procurement support & planning
Prepares basic summary reports, consolidating data from multiple reports, under the direction of more senior team members in order to inform local procurement strategies and production planning efforts.
Informs internal plant/location staff on procurement process, procedures, and requirements (e.g. Select Suppliers, after the fact purchase orders etc.).
Under general supervision, facilitates the implementation of administrative activities in alignment with strategic sourcing strategies and policies across the sourcing lifecycle
Assists more senior team members on maintaining on-going tracking mechanisms for basic performance metrics, reporting on value captured at the local level.
10% Manage supplier events & relationships
Within established limits and following established guidelines, contact supplier and take actions to research basic variances with supplier contract terms and conditions (on-time delivery, quality of materials/goods, adherence to specifications, etc.); coordinates return of rejected/damaged or otherwise unsuitable orders.
Works with applicable plant/location staff to research and resolve routine supplier issues; escalates more significant issues to higher level procurement staff and/or Strategic Sourcing organization as appropriate.
Lead requests for procurement of non-contracted materials/goods, services and/or supplies which are considered non-leveraged, local spend (as defined by Strategic Sourcing policies) based on established, specific limits and existing procedures and tools including:
Gathering general internal spend data
Researching/contacting readily available suppliers
Collecting routine supplier bids and performing basic analysis of results (e.g. determining best cost alternative from multiple supplier quotes)
Negotiating basic contract terms and conditions
Relocation will not be provided.
Qualifications:
Required Qualifications:
High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
Minimum of 2 years professional experience
Must have 10 Key/Keyboarding - 50WPM
Strong mathematics and communication, verbal and writing, required.
High level of proficiency in computer skills including Windows, Excel, Word, PowerPoint (Intermediate level)
Must be detail oriented, have strong organizational and time management skills to work in a fast paced environment.
Strong administrative, Internet search and filing skills.
Effective inter-personal skills in dealing with all levels and departments within the company
Basic Understanding of Procurement requirements and standards is desirable
Strong organizational skills
Impeccable customer services skills
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, percentages and foreign currency conversions
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with SAP or other ERP Systems
Basic Understanding of Procurement requirements and standards
Bachelor s degree in Business, Logistics or a related field
Detailed-oriented
Job: Strategic Sourcing & Procurement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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