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Supply Chain Consultant I

Cambridge, MA 02142

Posted: 05/19/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Procurement/Supply Chain Job Number: 564134 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Backfill Procurement Operation responsibilities on a temporary basis. 
This position will be accountable for executing all the company’s day-to-day Procurement Operations activities across various spending areas. As a member of the Procurement Operations team, you are responsible for understanding business needs, advising on the appropriate purchasing approach, and assisting the Business owners with procurement-related activities as needed.

Perform operational activities within the company, focusing on the delivery and quality of stakeholder service. 

This includes:
o    Manage Global Procurement Operations team for Ex-China
o    Support Business with Policies and Procedures 
o    Lead and develop SAP user improvements to streamline processes
o    Serve as a point contact for Audit and Compliance
o    Contribute to developing and refining operational strategies globally
o    Collaborate on Material Groups, Policies, and Procedures with Procurement Excellence
o    Partner w/Data & Analytics for purchasing and VMD reporting transparency
o    Create Procurement Operations transparencies 
o    Liaison with Legal and Finance to ensure compliant execution of purchase requests were 
o    Addressing, solving, and escalating any issues by executing a faultless P2P process
o    Managing day-to-day vendor relationships, e.g., solving any payment challenges
o    Contribute to internal training and provide support to requisitioners on vendor creation, 
updates, purchase requisitions, and other procurement processes
o    Assist with analyzing proposals/quotations for services, supplies, and equipment
o    Transparent communication with the broader Procurement team, ensuring alignment of tasks and deliverables
o    Function as an extended member of a Global category team on various initiatives, including category strategy definition, execution, Supplier Relationship Management, or strategic sourcing project definition and or execution
o    Support Procurement targets and KPIs through the provision of accurate and timely data and the execution of activities in line with functional KPIs
o    Support implementation, communication, and compliance with new processes and technologies. Ensure alignment with Procurement Excellence and or the Procurement Transformation team.

Qualifications and Skills  
•    Extensive knowledge of Procurement Operations and contracts with emphasis on business/financial terms
•    ERP (Sap preferred), CLM (Icertis preferred), and Procurement systems experience preferred.
•    Excellent communication skills
•    Strong analytical skills
•    Cordial and responsive
•    Strong customer service orientation and a sense of urgency 
•    Well-organized, manage competing priorities and has good time management skills
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