The Heritage Group
  • U.S. Aggregates
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

The candidate will be required to interface directly with a broad range of vendors and service providers, where they will be responsible for managing often complex procurement processes. As part of this, they will also need to deal with any vendors or service providers as problems arise after the product or service has been delivered. Develop and implement procurement strategies in conjunction with internal stakeholders. Optimize business partnerships with key suppliers to drive the required performance in safety, quality, delivery and cost for an assigned categories of spend that aligns with stakeholders expectations.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage trade contractor relationships
  • Vendor selection and management
  • Manage procurement in the most cost effective manner
  • Read and thoroughly understand engineering drawings
  • Prepare bid evaluations and comparisons
  • Negotiate lower or lowest pricing
  • Manage multiple and changing priorities
  • Review and approve subcontractor documentation for company compliance
  • Issuance of vendor and subcontractor purchase orders
  • Direct responsibility to partner with operations to identify and develop the optimal supplier(s) for category of spend
  • Lead contract and price negotiations, supplier performance management and problem resolution
  • Lead the RFP process (RFI release, RFP development, RFQ's etc.) for assigned spend categories
  • Develop, maintain and execute category strategies
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience/Knowledge/Skills Required for This Position:

  • 3+ years in construction (mining or heavy industrial preferred) purchasing management to include estimating, construction, negotiation, purchasing, accounting, supervision responsibilities
  • Strong organizational, quantitative and problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Possess strong presentation skills and ability to present to varied audiences, including senior management
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to perform multiple assignments without immediate supervision
  • Understanding of contractor licensing requirements and certificates of insurance
  • Understanding of permitting
  • Working to a budget
  • Demonstrated ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects
  • Experience in sourcing and contracting for equipment, services and construction
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Proof of cost reduction and productivity improvements in a multi-plant environment
  • Understand and execute contractual agreements
  • Ability to travel
  • Proven track record of exceeding expectations on a regular basis
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze difficult problems, identify and consider potential solutions, and make timely recommendations
  • Experience bringing together industry analysis, risk analysis and internal customer knowledge to develop strategies for assigned spend categories.
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