Operational Procurement Local Sourcing Specialist

Location: Columbia, South Carolina
Date Posted: 03-02-2018
Job Description
The Operational Procurement Agent is a member of the team responsible for delivering excellent customer service through demand processing and issuance of purchase orders for both MCA and MSE business lines.  Operational Procurement Agent is responsible for processing demand, creation and issuance of purchase orders in support of both MCA and MSE Business lines.  This position is responsible for effectively managing procurement demand assigned by category utilizing both established contract pricing and project specific information negotiated and provided by Strategic Procurement.  Additionally, this position is responsible for taking the lead in non-strategic procurement activities, including vendor identification, negotiation and selection.
Metso Grade 9
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, related field, or equivalent experience 
  • Minimum of 8 years of related experience in a large, multi-business unit environment
  • Must have direct experience in Supply Chain Management
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and the ability to obtain and maintain a valid USA passport
  • SAP MM experience
  • Direct relevant experience in the construction, heavy equipment, or mining industries
  • Strong knowledge of Purchasing and Logistics in an MRP/ ERP environment
  • Strong knowledge of supply chain management, contract, engineering and service procedures
  • Strong knowledge of commercial and legal terms and conditions
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of negotiation techniques
  • Excellent interpersonal written, verbal, and phone communication skills.  Must possess the ability to communicate effectively with internal customers, visitors, co-workers, management, contractors, and suppliers
  • Strong customer service focus
  • Must have ability to complete assigned tasks with a minimum of supervision 
  • Must have excellent organizational skills with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail 
  • Knowledge of personal computers required, with ability to productively apply Microsoft Office package
  • Knowledge of Operational Excellence, Lean, Six Sigma, etc.
  • Ability to understand engineering drawings
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and climb or balance
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/ or move up to 30 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
  • Use of keyboards, telephones, copiers, telefax, visits and movement through shops, and travel experiences
  • Climbing of stairs, ladders, scaffolds at jobsites and customer facilities
  • Travel:
  • This position will require some travel, both domestic and international (less than 10%).
We Offer
  • Friendly, respectful environment
  • Challenging opportunities that contribute to the development and enhancement of Metso’s industry leading solutions
  • Opportunity to work in a global community
  • Pride in working for an industry leader in mining, aggregates, recycling and oil and gas (one of the top employers in Finland!)
  • Competitive healthcare options, 401K matching, flexible work schedules, tuition reimbursement, and much more!
Watch this video to learn more about Metso:  http://www.metso.com/company/about-us/
Additional information
  • 22 minutes east of Lexington, 1.5 hours south of Charlotte, and 2 hours north of Charleston
  • First planned city in America
  • Home to largest military training installation in the country
  • Ranked in top ten of America’s 50 Best Cities to Live for 2013
  • Strong public school system
At Metso, our values - driving customer success, seeking innovation, performing together and respecting each other - guide us in how we conduct business and how we work together.   As a multi-national company Metso values and thrives on diversity.  We are an equal opportunity employer.  All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.  If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability please let us know.
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