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Field Sourcing Specialist

Company: Airgas, Inc
Location: Clarksville
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Function: Provide dedicated professional sourcing and other value creation services to assigned business unit or operating zone to support and achieve safety, efficiency, compliance and savings initiatives and objectives. Specific activities include competitive bidding, proposal analysis, negotiation of price and commercial terms, vendor management and asset sales.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:Lead bidding and sourcing activities for all purchases by assigned zone or business unit (BU):o Manage all contact between Air Liquide and bidders. o Assist in developing technical specifications and/or scopes of work with internal customer. o Investigate, qualify and recommend bidders.o Develop and issue formal requests for quotes (RFQ's).o Lead job walks and bid clarification meetings with internal customer. o Issue clarifications or amendments to the specification or work scope to all bidders. o Complete commercial bid tabulations.o Complete technical bid tabulations including analysis with internal customer. o Negotiate final price and commercial terms. o Make sourcing recommendations to internal customer.o Author and execute materials and services contracts as required.Manage commercial risk for all purchases by assigned zone or business unit: o Identify and address business risks during the bidding and sourcing process.o Verify all contractors are "green flagged" in Avetta prior to purchase requisition approval. Initiate entry into Avetta and negotiate hold harmless and indemnification for new contractors as required.o Verify that critical suppliers are on the approved supplier list, and initiate the critical supplier qualification process for new suppliers as required. Proactively manage sourcing activity for all major capital, maintenance and plant turnarounds (TAR):o Attend and actively participate in budget planning meetings for assigned BU or zone.o Actively participate in TAR planning meetings. o Lead TAR procurement planning process and pre-TAR supplier site visits. o Maintain TAR activity tracking sheet for each major TAR. o Maintain current listing of active and upcoming tactical (capital and expense) sourcing initiatives. o Develop business plan strategies / opportunities for BU or zone spend in unmanaged categoriesProvide timely and accurate reporting and documentation on sourcing activities: o Document and report all cost savings associated with sourcing activities.o Provide supporting documentation on sourcing activities as backup to purchase orders.o Maintain current listing of contractors utilized in assigned BU or zone. JSupport Corporate Supply Chain initiatives and programs:o Champion use of managed suppliers (frame agreements).o Report events of non-compliance (leakage) of frame agreements to appropriate category manager. o Identify opportunities for creation of frame agreements. o Participate in relevant supplier relationship management meetings.Provide other related value creation services to internal customer:o Manage and resolve quality or performance issues with non-managed suppliers.o Provide on-site sourcing support during major plant turn arounds (TARS).o Facilitate the sale of surplus assets.o Provide support and best purchasing practices to procurement champions within assigned BU or zone.CORE COMPETENCIES: Organizational Commitment Flexibility Customer Service Orientation Communicating Effectively Teamwork and Cooperation Developing Others Managing Competing Priorities Solution Focused Decision Making Entrepreneurial ThinkingKEY COMPETENCIES (abbr.) Listening and Responding Acts to help Analytical Thinking (AT) Makes complex plans or analyses/creates new models Information Seeking (INF) Does research/involves others Concern for Order and Quality (CO) Develops systems Team Leadership (TL) Promotes team effectiveness Impact and Influence (IMP) Uses complex influence strategies Self Confidence (SCF) Presents confidence in own ability Self Control (SCT) Calms others in very stressful situationsSUPERVISION: Received: Director Operations Support, Supply Chain Management Given:EDUCATION: Required: College degree with 2 years purchasing experience supporting operations or manufacturing, or 2 years operations with strong commercial skill sets. Preferred:EXPERIENCE: Required: Some sourcing experience in a Supply Chain Management organization. Preferred: Minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in Supply Chain Management organizations.WORK CONDITIONS: Office environment primarily, plant environment occasionallyEOE AA M/F/Vet/DisabilityQualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability

Keywords: Airgas, Inc, Clarksville , Field Sourcing Specialist, Other , Clarksville, Tennessee

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