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Procurement Specialist

Company: transdevna
Location: Lombard
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

Overview:Transdev U.S. has an exciting opportunity for a Procurement Specialist.

Procurement Specialist

The Procurement Specialist will strategically source products and services for our North American business units. This position will have specific focus on traditional procurement operations (vendor management, communications, sourcing/buying, training) and will engage in any additional procurement initiatives to ensure the continued functionality of the corporate procurement department.


  • Manage existing and new suppliers to support category goals of the company
  • Supporting overall vendor management initiatives to ensure that targeted cost savings objectives are achieved through cost reductions, cost avoidances and rebates
  • Establish and maintain relationships with general managers, location staff and corporate department heads to ensure that procurement processes are understood and adhered to
  • Negotiate contracts and agreements terms prior to approving the use of new suppliers
  • Source appropriate products to support the needs of customers and internal departments
  • Engage in activities to help promote Disadvantage Business Enterprise programs with the company
  • Align with internal customers and understand the business needs, challenges, and application of the categories being managed
  • Track and report key metricsQualifications:

    Education, Licensing, and Certifications Required:
    • Bachelor's degree required
    • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, or Economics is preferred
    • CPM, C.P.S.M., CPIM, CIPS or other Professional Certification related to procurement, sourcing or supply chain is a plus
      Experience, Skills, and Knowledge Required:
      • At least 1-3 years of experience in procurement, sourcing, purchasing or supply chain management
      • Ability to negotiate contracts and agreements with favorable terms
      • Supplier management experience is required
      • Ability to effectively interact with all levels of the organization (internal & external)
      • Strong project management skills/experience
      • Able to successfully handle multiple priorities, mediate conflicts and have outstanding organizational skills
      • Detail oriented and analytical
      • Strong sense of creativity to think "outside the box" on issues that are not being resolved using traditional approaches
      • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
      • MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
      • Travel requirement outside of immediate area: 10%
        Pre-Employment Requirements:
        • Must submit to drug testing and a criminal background check

          About Transdev:

          Based near Chicago, Transdev is the largest private-sector operator of multiple modes of transit in North America, including bus, rail, streetcar, paratransit, and shuttle services. Transdev is committed to being the trusted partner of cities and transit authorities through quality execution and innovations in mobility. Its parent company, Transdev Group, is a leading global operator and integrator of mobility operating in 17 countries and provides passengers every day the freedom to connect to what they care about in their cities. www.transdevna.com

          The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

          The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions upon request.

          Transdev is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or other legally protected status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

          EEO is the Law Poster:

          Drug free workplace

          If based in the United States, applicants must be eligible to work in US without restrictions for any employer at any time; be able to pass a drug screen and background check.

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Keywords: transdevna, Lombard , Procurement Specialist, Other , Lombard, Illinois

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