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Robert Half Procurement Specialist in Carlsbad, California


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all aspects of the relationship with a specific supplier within a commodity (primarily non-product).

  • Directs and manages all schedules, and purchase orders for the client account or the product family.

  • Ensures product is delivered on time, meets quality standards, and at the right cost. May perform delivery assurance responsibilities.

  • Plans and organizes all elements of product manufacturing and distribution related to the acquisition of materials and services.

  • Carries out Procurement processes, standards, and operational plans, including RFPs, negotiation preparations, and cost analysis.

  • Responds to client inquiries about order status, changes, or cancellations to ensure customer satisfaction.

  • Carries out activities associated with purchasing goods, materials, supplies, and services to ensure terms are in the organization’s best interest.

  • Prepares purchase orders, approves payments, and negotiates prices to ensure the procurement process goes smoothly, under general guidance.

  • Compiles price proposals, financial reports, and other data and information to provide input on reasonable prices.

  • Prepares request for proposals (RFP) and bid packages to take on new accounts.

  • Monitors contract performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations.

  • Contacts suppliers to schedule or expedite deliveries to ensure resolution of problems such as shortages and missed or late deliveries.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of relevant experience OR

  • In absence of a degree, 7 years of relevant experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • SAP or MRP/ERP experience is preferred.

  • Prior purchasing experience within a Engineering environment is preferred.

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