Operational Procurement-Local Sourcing

Location: Columbia, SC
Date Posted: 07-05-2016
Job Description
The Operational Procurement Local Sourcing person is a member of the Operational Procurement team responsible for delivering excellent customer service for MSE business lines. This position is responsible of requesting quotations from suppliers, estimating supplier costs and make supplier selection for new materials based on guidelines provided by Strategic Procurement. Extending and creating materials to ERP (SAP) and to control that material parameters and attributes are correct and ready for purchase in planning function. Additionally, this position is responsible for taking the lead in non-strategic procurement activities, including vendor identification, negotiation and selection.  
Qualifications and Experience
  • 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
  • This position will require some travel, both domestic and international (less than 10%).
Additional information
Metso is a world leading industrial company serving the mining, aggregates, recycling, oil, gas, pulp, paper and process industries. We help our customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability by using our unique knowledge, experienced people and innovative solutions to build new, sustainable ways of growing together.
Our products range from mining and aggregates processing equipment and systems to industrial valves and controls. Our customers are supported by a broad scope of services and a global network of over 80 service centers and about 6,400 services professionals. Metso has an uncompromising attitude towards safety.
Metso is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland, and had net sales of about EUR 2.9 billion in 2015. Metso employs over 12,000 persons in more than 50 countries. Expect results.
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