Procurement Specialist in Chicago, IL at Signature Consultants

Date Posted: 2/3/2021

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Job Summary:

Signature Consultants is seeking a Procurement Specialist for an opportunity with a client located in Chicago, IL. The individual will work under general supervision (but works independently most of the time) responsible for assisting to lead and manage some critical global supply chain management and procurement projects. They will provide sourcing process expertise and analytics, help lead the collection and analysis of data, and may lead pricing discussions & negotiations. The individual will also provide input in developing category sourcing strategies as well as manages the overall supplier relationship(s), and provide consulting for improvements of global policies, programs and processes.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for assistance to lead and manage some critical global supply chain management and procurement projects
  • Provides sourcing process expertise and analytics, helps lead the collection and analysis of data, and may lead pricing discussions & negotiations
  • Provides input in developing category sourcing strategies as well as manages the overall supplier relationship(s)
  • Carries out complex activities with significant financial, client, and/or internal business impact
  • Able to serve as a key subject matter expert and mentor to other employees
  • Works on projects and learning project management skills

Knowledge/ Skills:

  • Has good working knowledge and understanding of the supply chain management and procurement
  • Demonstrates experience in sourcing for indirect categories (e.g. IT)
  • Good analytical, sourcing, negotiation and communication skills
  • Technically adept with basic application software; proficient in MS Office Suites with advanced Excel skills
  • Experience with ERP system/ Peoplesoft
  • Demonstrates success in time management
  • Strong project management skills, attention to detail; thorough and organized
  • Must be able to operate independently with good working knowledge and experience in business analysis
  • Can work and deal with complex issues and resolve them through analysis

Experience Required:

  • Requires a Bachelors Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management or Finance or relevant proven work experience
  • Strong leadership that provides knowledge and skills in Sourcing or Procurement related

About Signature Consultants, LLC

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For the ninth consecutive year, Signature was voted as one of the "Best Staffing Firms to Work For" and is now the 14th largest IT staffing firm in the United States (source: Staffing Industry Analysts). With 28 locations throughout North America, Signature annually deploys thousands of consultants to support, run, and manage their clients' technology needs. Signature offers IT staffing, consulting, managed solutions, and direct placement services. For more information on the company, please visit www.sigconsult.com. Signature Consultants is the parent company to Hunter Hollis and Madison Gunn.

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Signature Consultants is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Signature will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 888.838.1020.