Procurement Associate Contingent Labor and Vendor Contracts

Adecco is currently assisting a local client in their search to fill an experienced Procurement Associate III - Contingent Labor and Vendor Supply Chain role in The Woodlands, TX!

**Must be eligible to work for any employer in the U.S. without sponsorship / no corp to corp or 3rd party contracting arrangement / Adecco W2 only.

Job Title: Procurement Associate III
Location: The Woodlands, TX
Start Date: 11/1/2018
Duration: 11/1/2019 (1 year contract)

MAIN FUNCTIONS

Client Representative Key Activities:
• Understand the Contingent Labor process and manage the vendor supply chain
• Understand key elements of the vendor contracts - no contract updates, limited contract negotiations
• Escalation contact for supervisors and vendors regarding contract or contractor questions/issues
• Oversee functional support of Beeline system
• Manage ongoing deliverables and partnership with SHE, Procurement, HR, and Law
• Responsible include internal marketing and communications

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
• Behavioral Skills: analytical, applies learning, communicates effectively, creates business value & competes to win in marketplace, makes sound decisions.
• Functional Skills: PtP knowledge, system utilization & efficiency, total system cost, apply controls mindset, application of business & procurement technical knowledge, service excellence, contract development, contract management, negotiating and influencing, relationship management.

Required Skills:
• Strong communication and collaboration skills
• Strong time management and organizational skills
• Excellent decision making skills
• Excellent Leadership skills
• Excellent Teamworking skills

MAIN FUNCTIONS
Manages portfolio of agreements and new requests, enabling efficient and effective purchase of goods and services (from purchase to pay) with a focus on business value, on-time delivery, and cycle time

Position will receive direction and support. Minimal work direction needed, highly skilled and knowledgeable to the position.
Could be known as Procurement Specialist / Expert, who might be supervising lower level positions and has extensive sourcing and acquisitions experience.

TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Negotiates contract pricing and terms & conditions directly with suppliers while working with internal stakeholders, seeking lowest total system costs and appropriate mitigation of supply and legal risk.
• Executes PtP (Procure-to-Pay) processes in full compliance with Sourcing & Acquisition Handbook and CIMS (Controls Integrity Management System) catalogs.
• Fully leverages Procurement processes and tools to ensure most effective procurement method is utilized.
• Maintains agreement portfolio: scope updates, pricing, Exhibits, amendments.
• Ensures contract compliance and utilization - monitors supplier performance, troubleshoots issues, etc.
• Ensures transactional efficiency of agreements by leveraging systems.
• Identifies business value and other opportunities within the portfolio.
• Develops and maintains internal and external relationships to meet business line expectations.
• Provides fit-for-risk process improvements.
• Influences development and implements Category strategic and commercial guidance; shares portfolio specific market intelligence to Category Networks.

**Successful completion of a full background check, drug screening, employment and education verification required upon offer.

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If you have any questions surrounding the application process, please feel free to reach out to: Melody Meyer - Melody.Meyer@adeccona.com

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