Procurement Specialist (Philadelphia, PA)


Philadelphia, PA, US

Brand:  RS Integrated Supply
Function:  Warehouse Ops
Work Location: 

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 Specialists prime responsibility to provide support to our customer in relation to day-to-day MRO products and services. Utilizing the customer and Synovos ERP systems, this role will recommend, source, procure, expedite and provide technical assistance for Synovos’ core products & services.


Key Responsibilites: 

  • Delivery of customer contractual commitments
  • Sourcing of products
  • Responding to customer inquiries regarding company products and services
  • Checks the availability of stock
  • Placing and expediting purchase orders for stock and non-stock items
  • Complete and monitor reports including procurement and supplier performance metrics
  • Participates in special projects as directed, to include process improvement teams
  • Manage identification, sourcing and procurement of MRO requirements (Core product areas) on behalf of the customer.
  • Identify, implement and manage opportunities for Continuous Improvement by working with customer engineering, purchasing and production teams.
  • Provide IDR support
  • Use the Synovos Preferred Supplier Program and approved suppliers to ensure delivery of cost savings and manage the supplier relationship to deliver highest levels of service and availability.
  • Expedite and manage new orders and the outstanding orders to achieve delivery performance to the agreed due date. Ensure regular communication as required with customer stakeholders.
  • Monitor, be responsible for and promote health and safety within the site operation, ensuring adherence to RS Integrated Supply and the  Customer’s Health & Safety Policy at all times.
  • Other duties as assigned

Candidate Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent Required
  • Two-year degree or four-year college degree is preferred. Experience on the job in lieu of a degree may be considered.
  • Minimum of 2 years relevant business experience and exposure to MRO product sourcing.
  • Strong interpersonal and phone skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Detail oriented and well-organized
  • Strong computer literacy skills – Windows, Microsoft Office Suite, Inventory Management Systems
  • Working knowledge of Health and Safety requirements
  • Knowledge of industrial consumables/MRO market and products and their applications
  • Strong sales and customer relationship development skills
  • Negotiation skills at multiple levels within the customer and the supplier organizations
  • Recording and maximising cost savings to mutual benefit
  • Ability to prepare and deliver basic reports to illustrate evolution of customer specific KPI’s
  • Embrace RS Integrated Supply’s initiatives and assist with the change management process when needed
  • Ability to work within projects that result in new business opportunities and/or increase customer retention




Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia