MGS - Procurement Specialist

Job Locations US-TX-Plano
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/6/2018 5:52 PM)
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The Procurement Specialist is responsible for the timely and efficient procurement of equipment, materials, supplies and services to support Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation (MIC). Demonstrating a broad-based knowledge of all aspects of the sourcing and procurement process, the position is expected to perform market and supplier analysis, facilitate the bid/proposal process, develop and use supplier evaluation criteria, conduct negotiations, formulate purchase orders and contract documents, manage supplier performance including issue resolution, and partner cross-functionally with stakeholders to ensure optimal supplier performance at lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) for the business.      




  • Perform supply market and supplier analysis
  • Provides procurement expertise on cross functional teams, including input to spend category strategies
  • Provides support to Procurement team in pricing and contract development
  • Issues and administers Request for Proposals (RFP), including eRFX process
  • Facilitates competitive bidding process
  • Conducts reverse auctions as appropriate
  • Drives supplier selection process
  • Conducts supplier negotiations and develops purchase orders and contracts
  • Drive cost savings vs. approved baselines
  • Provides liaison to Legal team for Terms & Conditions issue resolution
  • Assures contract compliance is maintained
  • Manages supplier relationships and administers supplier contracts
  • Monitors and evaluates supplier performance, including supplier development and process/cost improvement
  • Develop a world class supply base capable of delivering key objectives
  • Collaborates and communicates with key stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain product/service, industry and market knowledge
  • Drive process improvement for internal efficiencies
  • Incorporate safety into daily work ethic and buying decision process
  • Uphold internal and external policies, regulations and laws


Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are requires of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.



  •  BBA / BS / BA preferred, or minimum 5 years relevant procurement/contracting experience
  • General business knowledge and acumen, with broad-based knowledge of sourcing, procurement, contracting and supplier management process
  • Ability to adapt to complex supply chain issues where an in-depth evaluation or analysis of statistical, commercial or technical data is required; capable of performing complex negotiations with suppliers, and performing financial, technical, commercial and performance evaluations of suppliers
  • Passion for reducing costs – enthusiasm for driving optimum business outcomes
  • Good process orientation and demonstrated Continuous Improvement skills; Lean or Six Sigma experience preferred
  • Strong written and oral communication; ability to negotiate and persuade others
  • Demonstrated understanding of contract Terms & Conditions; capable of handling most complex legal problems, obtaining legal counsel as necessary
  • Excellent interpersonal and teaming skills; capable of facilitating cross-functional teams
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft office capabilities (PowerPoint, Word and Excel)
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity; ability to manage confidential information




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