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Procurement Specialist

Philadelphia, PA 19116

Posted: 02/17/2023 Job Type: Contract to Hire Industry: Other (HR, Admin, Mkt, Sales) Job Number: 21466 Pay Rate: $ 30.00 - $ 40.00

Job Description

iMPact Business Group is searching for a Procurement Specialist for our client in Philadelphia, PA for a 12-month contract-to-hire opportunity.  The Specialist is responsible to source, negotiate, and procure materials, supplies, and services cost-effectively and following company policies and procedures promptly while maintaining the highest level of integrity, quality, and on-time deliveries.
  • Select sources, obtain quotes, negotiate, and procure materials and services awarding based upon company policy.
  • Prepare required paperwork for Purchase Order packages, shippers, RFPs/RFQs, supplier and interdepartmental correspondence, etc.
  • Verify the accuracy of all documentation including but not limited to supplier proposals, purchase orders, file documentation, invoices, and receipts.
  • Reviews and updates purchase order terms and conditions to comply with Government, customer, and company requirements.
  • Interface with both current and potential suppliers to (1) determine the best price and delivery for current requirements, and (2) remain abreast of economic and business situations relating to procurement activity.
  • Assist other departments by obtaining samples and data for Engineering, Certifications of Inspection, and clarifying paperwork for Receiving Inspection, Accounting, etc.
  • Maintain total ownership of supplier's deliveries. Actions taken could include obtaining prints, samples, delivery dates, corrective action, and resolution to discrepant materials. Will likely involve negotiating with the supplier when supplier-caused rework occurs.
  • Track open purchase orders and open requisition backlog reports for all items requiring expedited handling/oversight or at schedule risk.
  • Perform regular follow-ups to ensure supplier schedule adherence.
  • Evaluate supplier performance (quality/ delivery), chart monthly performance results, and provide feedback for improvement.
  • Process rejected materials back to the supplier within a timely manner of receipt of dispositioned MDR.
  • Interface with Engineering/Planning on Drawing discrepancies, B.O.M., and EOs. Work with Program Managers on problems that affect meeting contract requirements.
  • Travel to suppliers to support source surveillance, assist with negotiations, or attend milestone meetings, as deemed necessary.
  • Implement Supplier Corrective Actions when necessary.
  • Support suppliers in determining appropriate manpower and machine capacity available to support the delivery schedule of products and solicit supplier suggestions in process or tooling improvements to assure on-time delivery of the quality product.
  • Conduct desk audits weekly to determine if their desk 'queue' is meeting company standards of placing requisitions, updating purchase orders, processing RTVs, MDRs, and AVRs, and tracking to completion to avoid delivery impact.

Job Requirements

  • High School graduation is required. 
  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university is preferred.
  • 3-6+ years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Additional years of education may count as credit toward the required years of related experience.
  • 3+ years of relevant experience in a Supply Chain or Procurement Role.
  • General knowledge of FAR/DFARS Government Procurement Regulations
  • General knowledge of CPSR Government audit requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to work in cross-functional settings with Engineering, Planning, Programs, and Quality.
  • General understanding of negotiations, price and or cost analysis, and the development of new suppliers that meet Government Requirements.
  • General Understanding of Manufacturing Quality Systems.
  • Experience interpreting technical scopes and requisitions to facilitate the purchase
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Strong PC skills (Microsoft Suite)
  • 100% ONSITE
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. 
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from internal or external customers and suppliers. 
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management and suppliers.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. 
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. 
  • The ability for 100% accuracy of all documentation including but not limited to supplier proposals to purchase orders, file documentation, invoices, and receipts.
Background check/drug screening required
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, and status as a protected veteran.
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