MGS - Procurement Specialist

Job Locations US-TX-Plano
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/6/2018 5:52 PM)
Job ID
2018-3223
# of Openings
1
Category
Operations

Overview

POSITION PURPOSE

 

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.      

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE (BUT NOT LIMITED TO):

 

  • 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.

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  •  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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