This position is accountable for the execution and implementation of effective procurement strategies. This includes development of short-term and long-term sourcing strategies that align with the Company goals for reducing cost and meeting financial expectations, while managing vendor relationships, project implementation and process efficiencies.
Manage and execute day-to-day sourcing and procurement duties for various company procurement programs and product categories. Assist in the day-to-day oversight of the company requisitioning/ordering systems. Support the overall business and Procurement strategies, with emphasis on both maintaining the existing online requisition system (iProcurement) and taking an active role in expanding the overall spend under management through the implementation and execution of our new Procure to Pay solution, SciQuest. The position also includes, but is not limited to, analytics, negotiations, vendor relations and internal client relations and marketing.
Obtain quotes and negotiate pricing.
Ensure that all requisitions and other purchasing documents comply with established processes, policies and procedures.
Review supplier capabilities and costs to secure competitive pricing for supplies and services.
Review open orders to ensure timely deliveries of critical goods and services.
Monitor on-going supplier quality, price, and delivery performance.
Benchmark pricing of indirect supplies and services to control and reduce costs.
Participate on cross functional teams and with other internal and external resources to achieve SP+ Procurement goals.
Update and maintain reports for monthly presentation.
Perform spend analysis to support recommendations for change.
Develop and negotiate expense reimbursement agreements with suppliers to meet the department’s financial goals.
Administrate established contracts in accordance with their terms and conditions.
Extract and analyze data from various sources including ERP.
Perform moderate to complex financial analysis of supplier data, organizational spend, project data, assess total cost ownership to identify savings and general sourcing opportunities.
Act as a liaison with A/P to resolve issues.
Work with Audit department on any reporting/backup requests.
Work with A/P and suppliers to reconcile invoice discrepancies.
Work on additional projects assigned by the Senior Buyer and other department leadership positions.
Assist in the analysis of business needs from the end users perspective (Procurement process and systems analysis).
Document business needs and translates into business system requirements (Business Requirements Analysis).
Assist in the preparation of test scripts and executes tests (Test planning and execution of systems).
Execute implementation methodology and best practices.
Support field operations by responding to system, policy and procedure questions.
Assist in the development and maintenance of training materials as related to existing, new or enhanced systems.
Assist in the design and development of timely and accurate reports with available tools.
Work with vendor partners to create, format and provide updated marketing information, as needed, for use on both our intranet site, SPin, and for articles in our bi-weekly company newsletter.
Serve as a resource for all business units in the use of the iProcurement system and the upcoming SciQuest system.
Serve as liaison between IT and the system consultants/supplier to resolve issues and problems.
Complete other duties that may be assigned.
College degree and/or equivalent Procurement or Supply Chain experience required. P.P., C.P.M. or CPSM certification a plus.
At least 2 years of prior formal Procurement, Purchasing, Supply Chain or Buying experience.
Excellent analytical, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
Project Management skills. PMP certification a plus.
Problem solving skills.
Must be a self-starter, can self-prioritize, set project timelines and meet the deadlines and expectations of Senior Buyers and department leadership.
Proficient in Microsoft Word. Advanced Excel skills preferred (i.e. knowing all functions, making graphs, pivot charts, vlookups, truncating text, if statements etc.). Experience with AS400 (iSeries), Gmail, SciQuest and Oracle a plus.
Basic understanding of accounting principles a plus.
High level of commitment to customer service, excellence and teamwork.
SP+ is an equal opportunity employer committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, train, and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability or other classes protected by federal or state law. SP+ does not tolerate harassment of or retaliation against any employee or applicant on the basis of these characteristics, or because the individual exercised his or her EEO rights.
SP Plus Corporation is a publicly-traded company (NASDAQ: SP) and a leading national provider of parking facility management, ground transportation, and other ancillary services. The Company, with more than 23,000 employees, manages approximately 4,000 parking facilities containing over one million parking spaces in over 330 cities across the United States and Canada. The Company’s operations al...so include the provision of parking- related and shuttle bus services at approximately 60 airports. SP+ growth and size tends to generate new opportunities for employees at various stages of their careers.