Severn Trent Services Sr. Contract Specialist in Sandy Springs, Georgia
The Sr. Contract Specialist is responsible for managing the more complex formal and informal bid processes greater than $250k
Responsible for all steps required to perform more complex formal and informal bid processes to procure a wide variety of goods, supplies, materials, and services for the org/company greater than $250,000.
Responsible for all solicitations, which require official company management approval.
Purchase commodities and services to meet specialized or complex needs.
Make purchase decisions in accordance with company procedures and regulations.
Collaborate with department managers to clarify departmental needs, and refine specifications.
Follow proper channels to obtain purchase authorization according to company policy.
Research and prepare bid specifications.
Issue complex solicitations to potential vendors and suppliers.
Identify and select vendors and suppliers using criteria such as quantity and quality of commodities, price, and delivery date.
Explain and clarify purchasing procedures to internal departments as well as vendors.
Determine the correct method to process complex purchases depending on total cost, timeliness, competitive bidding, and existing contracts.
Process purchasing transactions according to local, state, and federal policies and procedures.
Demonstrate the ability to function as interim manager when Purchasing manager is out of the office
Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
Education/Experience : Bachelor’s degree and 5 years purchasing experience.
Licenses/Certifications : Valid Driver’s License. CPPB designation preferred
Technical : Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office applications & internet. Ability to interpret analytical results.
Communication : Communicates clearly & professionally. Contributes to a positive internal & external customer experience. Maintains composure in challenging situations. Collaborates with others. Asks for constructive feedback. Promotes a culture of diversity, respect & accountability. Challenges others through productive discussion.
Problem Solving & Quality : Pays attention to detail. Identifies & solves complex issues. Thinks “big picture” when assessing problems/opportunities. Develops innovative & creative solutions.
Managing For Results : Follows all company policies & SOPs. Delegates, prioritizes & manages the work of others. Balances competing priorities, scheduling issues & deadlines. Delivers effective feedback. Manages cost, quality & expedience.
Leadership & Initiative : Motivates & empowers others. Acts in accordance with company vision, mission & values. Takes accountability for own performance. Willing to take on additional assignments. Seeks out opportunities for leadership & development. Trains, coaches & mentors others. Champions change.
The work environment is characteristic of an office environment: sitting, standing, walking, bending and lifting are required to perform job responsibilities. The employee must occasionally lift and move up to 20 lbs.
Job ID 2018-2893
Type Regular Full-Time
Location(s) US-GA-Sandy Springs
Posted Date 1/4/2018
Category Management Services