Ricardo: Procurement Specialist

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Procurement Specialist

  • Role type
  • Full time

  • Location
  • Van Buren, MI

Job Description

Position Summary:

Sources, negotiates, purchases, plans, and schedules raw materials, packaging materials, parts, components, services, supplies, finished goods and related material.


Essential Functions:

  • Handles all aspects of daily order management to include procurement processes like requisitioning, receiving, and invoicing
  • Searches inventory records or warehouse to determine if material on hand is sufficient
  • Consults suppliers, catalogs, and internet to obtain prices and specifications
  • Prepares purchase order and sends to supplier and department originating request; confers with suppliers concerning late deliveries
  • Utilizes an automated procurement system to review reports and assigns, directs and processes work on a daily basis
  • Assesses supplier capability to meet required volumes, timing, price and quality targets
  • Develops and delivers purchasing and inventory reports, bid proposals, RFQ’s, requirements documentation, and tender documents
  • Verifies bills from suppliers with bids and purchase orders, and approves bills for payment
  • Maintains records of purchases, delivery dates, vendors, costs and other resources
  • Classifies priority regulations
  • Advises and assist other Ricardo employees in purchasing procedures and in coordinating the scheduling and movement of materials and services.
  • Complies with procurement policies and standard operating procedures
  • Delivers superior levels of customer service to both internal and external customers while demonstrating Ricardo’s core values of respect, integrity, creativity and innovation, and passion
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelors or other 4-year Degree required 
  • Ten years of experience in purchasing/procurement
  • Knowledge of material work planning and manufacturing methods necessary to meet component requirements
  • Experience with warehouse and inventory control
  • Strong but customer-aware negotiation skills; ability to influence
  • Strong problem solving, analytical and listening skills
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, dynamic and matrixed organization
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively multi-task 
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel, Access and Power Point