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Purchasing Specialist

Req ID:  20307
Posted on:  18-Feb-2021

Alburquerque (US06), USA

Department:  US10 Supply Chain & Procurement (50015851)
Job Family:  Value Chain




To strengthen our Procurement team, we are looking for a


                                                                    Purchasing Specialist






Purchasing and procuring direct and indirect goods as well as contracting general services for STA operations in Albuquerque, NM.





  • Creation and placement of raw material orders, indirect materials and services based on specified procedures and internal customer requirements. Purchases are with domestic and international suppliers.
  • Online purchases of goods as well as maintaining daily records to generate a monthly expense report.
  • Daily follow up of internal customer purchasing requirements.
  • Follow up with suppliers making sure orders are shipped on-time and as requested.
  • Oversee supplier’s deliveries by verifying order accuracy and solving discrepancies with the warehouse personnel when applicable.
  • Organize returns to suppliers when necessary.
  • Seek opportunities to reduce costs.
  • Locate alternate sources when needed for indirect goods and services.
  • Keep records of all purchasing transactions.
  • Assist end users determine the best source and item/service to meet their needs.
  • Maintain the vendor list database within the ERP system and complete credit applications for new suppliers.
  • Track on-time delivery performance of purchase orders as well as supplier non-conformances.
  • Identify and communicate supply and performance issues to Senior Sourcing Specialist.
  • Ensure SICPA’s ethical policies are distributed to and upheld by suppliers.




  • Minimum two years of experience working with direct and indirect procurement as well as services.
  • Detail-oriented individual with strong problem-solving skills, and ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment and multi-disciplinary activities.
  • Proven team player with excellent communication skills between suppliers, management and peers.
  • Time management.
  • Strong negotiation skills and working knowledge of purchasing techniques.
  • Strong analytical, decision-making, and reporting skills.
  • Minimum to years of experience working with SAP or equivalent ERP system (Enterprise Resource Planning).
  • Advanced Level user of Excel (pivot tables) and Word Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook and Internet Explorer.
  • Customer service oriented.
  • Some filing experience; materials organization.
  • Import/export experience is desirable.





  • Bachelor’s degree in Purchasing, Supply Chain Management, Business Administration or related area. Two (2) years of relevant experience that may be substituted for each year of the four (4) years of college.
  • Professional Certification in Supply Chain Management is a plus.



JOIN US!  We offer an exciting and challenging role with great potential for personal development within a unique organization in a fascinating and fast-growing industry. Your file will be handled with upmost confidentiality and discretion.

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