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Excellent job opportunity of Procurement Agent, Common Spend, 6306950
Ref No.: 17-01226
Location: Duluth, Georgia
Start Date / End Date: 01/23/2017 to 06/30/2017
Job Title         :           Procurement Agent, Common Spend
Location         :           Duluth, GA
Duration         :           6 months 
Client              :     A Big Pharmaceutical Client
Position is responsible for the performance of activities related to the Purchasing/Procurement support of Client at all of its North America Locations as it relates to common spend activities across all business units.
Main areas of procurement responsibility will include facilities maintenance, office furniture, cleaning supplies & service, landscaping, archive service, mail/courier service, consulting, energy & waste and local ground transportation
  • Responsible for identifying sourcing options and supply alternatives and negotiating contracts and purchasing agreements.
  • Monitors market indicators and develops action plans to minimize Client risk against potential price increases.
  • Executes Procurement functions in accordance with Client U.S. and worldwide Procurement policies and procedures and works to consolidate purchasing activities in common areas between Client Limited and Client Select.
  • Creates, writes and analyzes Purchase Orders, Blanket Agreements and Releases, RFP's/RFQ's, Quality Agreements, including Sole and Single Source documentation.
  • Works directly with legal department to create Contracts, Service Agreements, Supply Agreements, and any other required legal documents.
  • Creates, writes and analyzes Purchase Orders, Blanket Agreements and Releases, RFP's/RFQ's, Quality Agreements, including well as Sole and Single Source documentation.
  • Participates in the research of invoice, supplier, and/or receiving issues by communicating with accounting personnel, Business Units, and suppliers to properly validate corrective actions.
  • Participates in cross-functional teams that include various levels of management and corporate wide business units.
  • Identifies, manages, and leads complex cost savings initiatives and process improvement opportunities.
  • Develops communications to inform impacted employees and vendors of vendor selection decisions, policies, and performance, and delivers findings effectively.
  • Investigates and works to resolves complaints and issues, including maintaining vendor performance records.
  • Monitors vendor performance and works to improve supplier service levels.
  • Provides direct support to Senior Procurement Agent participating in projects and serving as backup in their absence.
  • Supports and enforces Client Finance, Legal, and Purchasing policies, and provides training to end-users.
  • Maintains complete files for all assigned purchasing activities for review and audit purposes as governed by global Procurement regulations, including savings/benefits and internal compliance.
  • Completes all other Purchasing duties as assigned.
  • CPM or CPSM certification highly desirable
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access)
  • Prior use of ERP systems (preferably Oracle) and Procure to Pay processes
  • Knowledge of cGMP manufacturing practices and procedures
  • Experience in a USDA regulated or pharmaceutical industry is a plus
  • Excellent Written and Oral communication skills
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Judgment & Decision Making abilities
  • Organized with attention to Detail
  • Excellent Team Engagement skills
BS / BA in Business with 2 years’ experience, or AA in Business related field with 4 years’ experience, or HS Diploma with 6 years related common spend procurement experience
Interested candidates can share their updated resume at or reach out to me at 973-295-4583