Procurement Specialist

US-TX-Austin
ID
2018-1643
Category
Finance and Accounting

Overview

Planview is seeking a Procurement Specialist to join our growing team. The candidate will report and work directly with the VP of Tax and Treasury in the Procurement function.  The ideal candidate would be a process-driven and highly organized individual who would manage daily activities within the purchasing process, ensuring procurement of services, products, and supplies for our internal business partners, mainly focused on supporting our IT, Development, and Marketing organizations. 

Responsibilities

  • Participate in supplier selection and low to moderately complex contract negotiations, to achieve favorable terms on quality, delivery and price, ensure end-user needs are met and deliver cost savings.
  • Work with internal customer groups to help establish specifications and validate pricing and terms for focused categories.
  • Evaluates vendors for the purpose of determining their capability for performing to established specifications.
  • Perform market research to locate new sources.
  • Actively engages in the negotiating process on pricing.
  • Analyzing quotes received.
  • Fosters productive relationship management with peers and cross-functional teams.
  • History of driving process improvement, system automation, and superior reporting.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • 3+ years as a sourcing and/or procurement professional
  • Knowledgeable of Procurement policies and procedures and their application to the processing of purchasing transactions (e.g. processing purchase requisitions, processing purchase orders, modifying purchase orders, executing bidding for transactions. 3+ years of procurement experience in shared services or centralized procurement operations center.
  • Proven track record of successfully executing multiple types of transactions simultaneously.
  • Excellent written, oral and presentation skills and an ability to synthesize information and make clear, concise recommendations on course of action.
  • Experience managing internal and external customers and users. Strong relationship management skills and ability to influence at a mid-management level both internally and externally.
  • High level of self-motivation and initiative, and ability to operate as an effective team player.
  • Understanding of process mapping and continuous improvement methodologies.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook

Great Benefits and Fun Perks

  • We offer highly competitive benefits packages for every lifestyle.
  • No one likes working in a box, right? That’s why we’ve built some fun, open work environments with optional standing desks, game rooms, unlimited snacks, soft drinks, and gourmet coffee machines. Oh, and a tasty cereal bar and fresh fruit to get your day going!
  • We believe in regular fun office events and monthly happy hours!
  • We offer weekly onsite yoga classes, chiropractor visits and car wash services.
  • We’re in a brand new office building with garage parking and shaded courtyards with outdoor gas grills and seating, just in case you want to grab some sun during lunch.
  • We host daily food trucks!
  • And because we believe in community involvement, we’re also active participants of a variety of causes, including a Planview MS150 riding team, Heartwalk, Central Texas Food Bank, Salvation Army Angel Tree and more!

Planview is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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