Indirect Procurement SpecialistLand - Arden Hills, Minnesota
Manage master data related to assigned purchased goods and services and execute department procedures and develop ways to automate transaction activity Regularly communicate with plants and suppliers for service, price, or delivery issues.
Develop streamline communication methods with suppliers and identify issues related to vendor and procurement performance and propose long-term solutions Takes appropriate action to correct errors and implement changes in processes to stop errors from occurring Data entry a database or ERP system.
May be required to handle confidential data relating to suppliers or business operations Works with internal and external resources to perform assigned project responsibilities and provide assistance and/or direction to other members of the procurement group Ongoing Internal customer service point of contact for the procurement function Supports project team activities aligning procurement activities with project timelines Achieve individual and group goals based on Procurement master data, and supplier quality and service level Reviews planned orders, creates requisitions for purchased items, and manages approval process.
Transmits and prioritizes approved purchase orders and supporting documents to supplier.
Tracks order acknowledgement, prepares and communicates shortage and backlog reports, and provides visibility of potential interruptions to internal customers.
Tracks orders and confirms system lead times, delivery dates, and costs.
Reviews, updates, and maintains purchase orders until they are closed.
Ensures orders adhere to supplier agreements and contracts; reports nonconformance.
Leads finance and logistics staff in resolving reception and invoice discrepancies.
Identifies opportunities and implements actions to achieve efficiencies.
Contributes to consolidation, reduction, and rationalization of the local supplier base.
1 year 2 months) Prepares purchase orders based on weekly report or predicted material requirements and follows up with vendors when revisions are needed.
Oversees purchase order process and monitors order status to ensure materials are delivered to internal customers and warehouse Lead execution of day to day import operations and compliance activities in partners supporting all imports; including sample shipments to ensure business division and regulatory requirements are met.
Create and review commercial invoice with vendors and our China team.
Collaborate with international and domestic business divisions on import project implementation, timelines, and internal process requirements delivering project milestones and objectives on time Develop, implement, and document Continuous Improvement processes enhancing Import compliance meeting dynamic and growing business requirements.
Work with external logistic, including FedEx, UPS and 3rd party to resolve any custom requirement Monitor freight position, leased fleet and demurrage.
Reconcile supply to demand through use of freight markets.
Develop and maintain customer relationships, knowledge, insights for purpose of driving strong margins.
Maintain highest level of customer service Monitor the quality and quantity of shipment arrived in warehouse.
Quality control on shipments arrived and bring into our system.
06/2012 to 11/2012
Distribution CoordinatorLand O'Lakes - Shoreview, MN
First point of contact for all questions regarding order status, pricing, returns, product replacements and inventory inquires.
Work closely with Finance, Sales, and buyer teams to resolve credit and pricing issues to customers and vendors Work with locations and Field team to implement inventory solutions and product allocations Communicate with the respective Supply Chain group, local geography contacts, and designated carrier companies Responsible for daily order entries, backorders management and preparation of customs shipping documentation, follow up with buyer teams, vendors and sales team with requested issues.
Regularly report progress and analysis of orders, shipments and product availability to the customers, and sales team.
Communicate with respective geography, Supply Chain, on current issues to include order fulfillment needs or inventory optimization.
Provide direction to distribution for shipment consolidation and to meet destination and customs shipping requirements Work with carriers and vendors to resolve any issues with damage to product, lost product, or items being misrouted to an incorrect destination Working on achieve freight spending reduction goals, routing improvement opportunities and assist in value stream mapping requirements.
Bachelor of Science: Business AdministrationMetropolitan State UniversityBusiness Administration
Associated Science Degree: Business ManagementNorth Hennepin Community CollegeBusiness Management