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Procurement Specialist II


E Syracuse, NY, US

Brand:  RS Integrated Supply Solutions
Function:  Procurement
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RS Integrated Supply is a rapidly growing leader and global provider of comprehensive supply chain services that drive increased productivity and profitability for our clients, including: Supply Chain Services, Asset Services, Master Data Leadership SM and Technology. We currently deliver our highly focused expertise through integration at more than 220 customer sites across the North America, Europe, and Singapore.  


The Procurement Specialist II is responsible for MRO procurement transactions within the RS Integrated Supply operating system, and/or the client’s CMMS system.  Strategic sourcing of all parts requisitioned by the client. The Buyer II ensures materials are accurately ordered, received within the site’s procurement system, and processed and expedited in a timely and efficient manner.  Employs problem solving methods to resolve issues with delivery, price or any other order issues. It is incumbent upon the Buyer II to develop and maintain strong client relationships, keep an open line of communication, and maintain control of all aspects of purchasing. Assisting with training of any support personnel including other buyers, attendants and temporary labor. Delivery of customer contractual commitments 


•    Follow all site Safety and Security Procedures at all times, attend required safety trainings.
•    Find and cost savings through sourcing of new suppliers, manufacturers and distributors; renegotiating terms; and/or negotiating of guarantees of stock items on a regular basis.  
•    Exceed contractual guaranteed savings requirements by achieving savings opportunities through pricing as well as by improving profitability for our clients using the Shared Savings, Data Analysis or other savings reports. Rely on customized tools to resolve inconsistencies and find savings opportunities.
•    Identify and present OEM commercialization and substitution opportunities to customers in order to lower reduce costs. 
•    Manage OEM commercialization opportunities with customers to obtain necessary approvals, satisfy validation requirements, and complete change control processes in order to implement.
•    Maintain the vendor database and setup local vendors as needed.  Use preferred suppliers as required by corporate office.
•    Generate purchase orders (PO’s) using RS Integrated Supply operating system or client CMMS purchasing system.  
•    Expedite orders, manage status of purchasing needs via the creation of Non-Stock and Stock PO using the site’s “Open Order Report.”  Regularly check Open Order Report and communicate delays or issues to supervisor and client as required. Ensure timely delivery of items, keeping supervisor and client informed of delivery and/or any stock issues, including taking necessary actions to rectify.
•    Maintain open lines of communication by establishing and building relationships with client’s employees, including all levels of management as necessary. Develop and maintain effective business relationships and rapport with all clients and management especially between client representatives, and corporate departments.


•    High school diploma required; college coursework or college degree is preferred. 
•    2-3 years of MRO Purchasing experience
•    Solid knowledge of MRO materials
•    Computer literacy – Windows Operating System, Microsoft Office and ability to learn and demonstrate proficiency in RS Integrated Supply and/or client CMMS/Inventory Management systems. 
•    Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing, and executing strategic sourcing initiatives
•    CPM/APICS desirable

Nearest Major Market: Syracuse

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