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Senior Procurement Specialist

Company: Anton Paar QuantaTec Inc
Location: Boynton Beach
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Are you someone who loves to work in a fast paced, challenging environment where you'll have the opportunity take on a more strategic role in defining and driving large scale purchasing programs? Do you thrive working in an environment where you can utilize your procurement skills to solve problems and build long-term solutions to advance procurement initiatives? Do you pride yourself on having an entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to see the big picture, deliver cost savings and streamline processes? If you answered yes, we'd love to discuss our Sr. Technical Buyer opportunity with you! In this role, you'll play an integral part in defining and modeling the future of procurement for electronic parts directly associated with Anton Paar's production. A Snapshot of What You'll Do: Our procurement team focuses on price competitiveness and partnerships with high quality suppliers who delivery on-time. As part of the team, you'll play a hands-on role in buying processes and decisions. You'll also work cross-functionally with other Anton Paar teams to understand material needs and timeline constraints. As a Procurement Specialist, you'll perform a variety of purchasing activites, including:Buying electronic components and systems from domestic and international suppliers.Complete ownership in delivering results with limited supervision and guidance.Collaborating closely with the Quality, Research and Development, Planning & Production and Sustaining Engineering teams.Defining initiatives, establishing strategic partnerships, and accelerating the vision and scope of procurement processes. Deep Dive Into Your Responsibilities: To be successful as a Sr. Technical Buyer for Anton Paar, you'll need to be someone who adapts to change within a fast-moving team. It's important that you are a self-starter with the ability to work independently while being open to coaching and development. Communication and collaboration are also key because you'll be working cross-functionally with multiple teams while simultaneously partnering with multiple vendors and suppliers. You'll also need strong formal and informal leadership skills to ensure cost savings are delivered and procurement processes are streamlined. Here's a closer look at the responsibilities of this opportunity: Act strategically to identify areas of weakness or improvement in the procurement process.Solve problems and streamline current programs to drive cost savings while delivering value.Analyze current procurement processes to define and implement new programs and initiatives.Manage problems and issues escalated to you by the operations buyers.Conducting operational activities related to the purchase process including RFQ's, purchase orders, order confirmations, invoices and Dunnings.Monitoring purchase transactions by checking, and further processing, order confirmations or overdue deliveries.Communicating and promptly resolving any supply issues, which may pose a risk or impact to business operations.Coordinating and deciding on the shipping for goods coming from international suppliers.Maintaining open lines of communication while interfacing with suppliers. Reviewing and resolving all quality complaints. Maintaining master data on an ongoing basis.Ensuring continuous supply of required goods and materials.Other duties as assigned. Skills and Qualifications You'll Need:A Senior Technical Buyer on our team uses a variety of technical skills, soft skills and industry knowledge to design new products, including: Accountability: Takes responsibility for all work activities and personal actions, follows through on commitments, and acknowledges and learns from mistakesProblem Solving: Ability to effectively identify challenging or complex issues, evaluate options, and resolve in the best interest of the organizationQuality of Work: Works to the highest of quality standards by anticipating problems, testing and checking their work, and pays close attention to detail Self-Starter: Uses trusted and efficient work methods to launch projects and balances multiple projects in a fast-paced environmentTime Management: Ability to deliver on time with optimal use of resources, achieve desired results within given time frames and decide between conflicting priorities Education and Experience Bachelor's degree in supply management or a technical area (mechanical engineering / mechatronics / industrial engineering) or other related discipline is preferred Previous professional experience in purchasing Proven experience using SAP's MM program Proven experience in cost awareness and entrepreneurial thinking Excellent communication skills Stress resilience and ability to work in a fast-paced environment with time restrictions. Having great attention to detail A positive can-do and go-getter attitudeWell-developed skills in managing urgencyDealing with competing priorities Preferred SkillsMaster's Degree5+ years' experience in purchasingExperience with scientific instrumentationExperience in manufacturingTechnical aptitude suitable for facilitating technical reviews Physical Requirements & Working ConditionsWhile performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, observe, communicate, and handle items such as computers, machinery and other equipment. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Position requires the ability to obtain a Passport for international travel. In regard to organizational issues, the employee will comply with the regulations set forward in the Anton Paar QuantaTec Employee Handbook, except if otherwise stated. Anton Paar QuantaTec Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment opportunities at Anton Paar QuantaTec Inc. are based upon one's qualifications and capabilities to perform the essential functions of a particular job. All employment opportunities are provided without regard to: age, race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, sickle cell trait, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. PI177565149

Keywords: Anton Paar QuantaTec Inc, Boynton Beach , Senior Procurement Specialist, Other , Boynton Beach, Florida

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