Humera - Administrative and Professional Staffing

Procurement/ Purchasing Administrative Assistant

Wayzata, MN, USA
Contact For Rate
Mar 18, 2017
Mar 25, 2017
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time
Humera is looking for a Procurement/ Purchasing Administrative Assistant in Wayzata, MN. This position will serve and requisite contracts and agreements to support our clients production activities. These activities include but are not limited to; supporting the strategic procurement process, execution of national, regional, and/or local agreements to include team-based bid processes, negotiations, supplier selection/development, and contract management. This is a long term contract position.
Within an assigned procurement region, this position is responsible for managing and defining the procurement process of necessary maintenance and repair contracts and agreements in a timely, economical, and efficient manner in order to meet manufacturing goals. Goals are met by implementing and maintaining effective relationships with current suppliers as well as developing new supply sources within their designated area.
    70% Manage/execute Outline Agreement Updates
  • Identify short to medium-term supply chain issues and works with plant/location/sourcing staff to define and implement solutions.
  • Utilize Winshuttle (Upload Tools) to update outline agreements within different ERP systems.
  • Manipulate large amounts of data within multiple spreadsheets without losing data quality.
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders to verify that information is created or maintained on contracts in a timely manner.
  • Maintain an updated list of current projects and priorities across multiple sourcing categories.
  • Maintain an updated list of current projects and priorities across multiple sourcing categories.
    30% Inform & implement sourcing strategies
  • Coordinate day to day activities related to alignment and implementation of strategic sourcing activities.
  • Provide leadership in driving projects to support a culture of innovation and continuous improvement
  • Focus on development of projects to promote workforce productivity and customer centricity
  • Identify and support continuous improvement project opportunities

  • Bachelor's Degree preferably in Supply Chain, Business, Finance or related degree program
  • 1+ years previous experience working in procurement, finance, operations, or supply chain
  • Proficient skills using the Microsoft Suite -Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to think strategically and build relationships with internal and external customers
  • Strong communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills
  • Proven business and financial acumen
Preferred Qualifications
  • SAP Systems knowledge
  • Experience with other ERP Systems (Maximo, AS400, JDE, Prism)
  • Category management experience (Logistics, Ingredients, Packaging, etc.)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of advanced principles, concepts and practices in following areas: procurement, computer based inventory systems and manufacturing operations