Procurement Support

  • Location
    Berkeley, California
  • Job type
  • Category
    Business Operations and Management - Purchasing

Adecco is currently assisting a large client in their search for a Procurement Support Specialist

1 year contract starting 5/1/2018
Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm (40 hours per week)
Berkeley, CA 94710

This position will be responsible for supporting the contracting process with third party suppliers for areas of spend associated with R&D, Direct Materials, and Technical Community

• Review pricing, terms and conditions for lower dollar/lower risk contracts, mark up contract, communicate how contract should be processed
• Utilize eSourcing tools where appropriate
• Draft and Negotiate Contract Extensions/Renewals/Amendments for terms
• Work with strategic sourcing managers, legal, external suppliers, etc. to obtain approvals and signature for contracts
• Expedite customer requests to the correct strategic sourcing manager based on an understanding of the contract requirements
• Support contract implementation and compliance
• Administer Non-Strategic Spend (tactical spend) by conducting buying for lower dollar/lower risk goods and services as directed by the manager of Procurement Front Desk A and/or the strategic sourcing managers
• Assist our internal customers in complying with policies, procedures, guidelines when procuring goods and services.
• Assure quality of Purchase Requisitions by assisting others with or independently processing Purchase Requisitions
• Enter all appropriate contracts and monitor contracts in the respective procurement tools. Coordinate with Content Management for contract entry into PMD
• Manage contract expiration's, renewals, notices
• Capture achieved savings in the ProTrack system
• Shift focus from transactional purchasing to value-based procurement
• Strive to capture additional value by providing an effective front desk operation which will support the internal customers and the strategic sourcing teams
• Success will be recognized when target savings are achieved, internal stakeholders are satisfied with the goods and services received and the sourcing teams can focus on strategic projects
• Strong customer service skills are required to forge good working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
• Assist with financial analyses in the development of business cases

• Minimum Education Required - BS/BA
• Hands on experience with Procurement legal contracts required
• Strong data analysis, analytical, and process efficiencies skills as well as solid project management skills
• Strong relationship, communication, customer service, and influencing skills
• Strong commitment to company guidelines and policies
• Experience in Procurement, Materials Management, Supply Chain, etc. is helpful
• Knowledge of Procure to Pay cycle experience or knowledge of Procure to Pay related business processes
• High business acumen and problem resolution skills
• High technical skills in MS Office products.
• Solid understanding of systems workflow, dependencies and inter-dependencies
• Demonstrated time management and planning skills required to coordinate and prioritize multiple business unit needs and projects simultaneously while adapting to changes in business requirements in a fast-paced environment, strong ability to multi-task

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If you have any questions surrounding the application process, please feel free to reach out to: Jenifer Robinson at

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