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Procurement Supervisor, Supply Chain

Company: Summit Utilities
Location: Fort Smith
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Job Description:

The successful candidate in this role will be a self-starter who is a forward-looking leader and team member that is detail oriented with an effective communication style. The Procurement Supervisor will work closely with the Procurement Manager on the enhancement of best practices within the procurement function in all divisions. (S)he will adhere to company guidelines with a focus on providing high level customer service and strategic support.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

---Assist Operations and review plans to help set purchasing and forecasting strategy with the appropriate members of the management team.
---Supervise purchasing and forecasting matters with the appropriate people.
---Establish and maintain effective and proactive communication with all stakeholders as it relates to inventory and other related purchasing and forecasting activities.
---Assist in the forecasting and purchasing efforts to ensure smooth product flow and minimize overstocks with acceptable inventory turn.
---Perform inventory and forecasting analysis and supervision to avoid imbalances.
---Guide and train procurement specialists and warehouse staff, ensuring proper use of all systems and procedures to maintain appropriate inventories.
---Oversee warehouse functions and ensure safe and efficient warehouse operations.
---Oversee the purchasing and distribution of uniforms to Company personnel.
---Identify slow moving / obsolete inventories and develop initiatives to reduce inventories to improve inventory turns.
---Analyze root causes of inventory issues and provide appropriate and timely correction plans.
---Review inventory activities and assist the manager in implementing improvements.
---Establish and maintain effective business relations with suppliers, consultants and trade professionals.
---Assist in inventory risk assessment and mitigation activities.
---Ensure that product is ordered in a timely manner and in the right quantities and track open purchase orders to help assure customer fulfillment.
---Effectively supervise department personnel, ensuring appropriate training and development.
---Supervise the proper approval of purchase orders.
---Assist in establishing and achieving inventory goals.
---Investigate, analyze and implement areas for improvement.
---Support a culture of thoughtful decision-making regarding forecasts and purchases.
---Perform inventory specialist activities.

SECONDARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

---Participate in departmental meetings.
---Work with the IT department on development, testing and implementation of new or enhanced systems or processes.
---Participate in or complete special projects as assigned.
---Other Procurement function duties as needed.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE
---Bachelor's degree in business, supply chain, or other applicable degree. Certifications will be considered if candidate has previous applicable experience working in a similar role within a procurement department. Applicable experience in leu of degree will be considered.
---Five to seven years of progressively responsible purchasing experience.
---Oracle Supply Chain system experience strongly preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
---Ability to effectively lead teams and bring people together.
---Possesses a positive attitude and effective interpersonal skills including the ability to listen to understand the business' needs.
---Excellent attention to detail and organization skills.
---High performance team player able to act proactively and contribute creative solutions to problems and issues in his/her area of responsibility.
---Must be an excellent communicator who thrives on assisting customers and effectively managing outside vendors.
---Knowledgeable in procurement purchasing systems (Summit uses Oracle).
---Must be able to effectively balance competing priorities.
---Critical thinker with ability to anticipate, troubleshoot and problem solve issues.
---Systems and software savvy, to include current and future tools that Summit uses.

Keywords: Summit Utilities, Fort Smith , Procurement Supervisor, Supply Chain, Professions , Fort Smith, Arkansas

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