Indirect Purchasing Job Description

Indirect Purchasing Job Description

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Indirect purchasing provides functional support to various end-users as it relates to purchasing modules within SAP system;.

Indirect Purchasing Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Formalize the strategy on regional categories in consistency with operational choices of Kering Brands and propose it for internal approval
Monitor stock levels of products that are the service's responsibility on a daily basis
Carry out merchandise order demands the transfer of items from one warehouse to another, when necessary
Check on a regular basis that the actual physical inventory and the inventory of the systems (RMS and Scale) correspond
Determine optimum levels of management (at Group / Brands / Regional / Country / Local) and set priorities for the indirect purchasing projects
Ensure regional consistency on regional and local indirect purchasing projects and gather support, knowledge and expertise
Set economic and/or quality targets for each indirect purchasing project and conduct them in accordance with Kering indirect purchasing guidelines
Analyze historical spend forecast spend and savings by commodity/business
Responsible for Asia Pacific indirect (MKT/Admin/Travel ) procurement strategic plan
Support the global capital equipment category and aggressively seek opportunities for cost containment, standardization, and improvement

Indirect Purchasing Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Indirect Purchasing

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPM, APICS, NAPM, CPSM, ISM, NACM, CSCP, CPIM

Education for Indirect Purchasing

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Employers hiring for the indirect purchasing job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and University Degree in Business, Engineering, Business/Administration, Finance, Supply Chain Management, Economics, MBA, Technical, Education, Management

Skills for Indirect Purchasing

Desired skills for indirect purchasing include:

Indirect puchase
English and Italian
MS Office
Automotive supply chain operations
Further languages from within the LEONI world considered as
MS office tools
Microsoft Software and SAP
Purchasing methodologies

Desired experience for indirect purchasing includes:

Negotiate with global capital equipment suppliers that may include protection of IP, co-development, technology partnerships, Develop contingency plans to mitigate risk of non-performance of sole-sourced vendors
Develop and support category sourcing strategy and lead cross functional resources in the identification of potential suppliers
Represent purchasing on large projects assigned by the supervisor
Influence key stakeholders, including engineering directors and senior engineers, to adapt to new changes being introduced in the organization
Work closely with key functional stakeholders and support existing purchasing managers to help drive spend reduction via demand management and execution of category/supplier strategies within various indirect spend categories (e.g., professional services, industrial services, office supplies)
Evaluate and select (preferred) suppliers

Indirect Purchasing Examples


Indirect Purchasing Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of indirect purchasing. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for indirect purchasing
  • On-time and successful completion of savings projects
  • Continuous improvement in supplier performance
  • Increased use of preferred suppliers across the business
  • Executes predefined purchasing processes, ensures adherence to policies and procedures
  • Proactively addresses and resolves routine variations within the defined process, including but not limited to issues related to quality, supplier performance, documentation, delivery, pricing, and/or invoicing
  • Perform data entry of purchase orders in enterprise application, including processing and filing of orders and agreements
  • Ensure compliance to corporate policies and procedures, corporate contracts and e-catalogs
  • Assist assigned departments in proper contract execution and related documentation
  • Support assigned departments efforts in budgeting, and spend reporting/assessment
  • Support timely resolution of supplier issues, including order execution and expediting
Qualifications for indirect purchasing
  • Great business and numerical skills
  • Provide assistance in developing and documenting department procedures
  • Associates Degree plus two plus years experience in a buying or directly related position
  • Involvement in a purchasing related professional organization a plus
  • Minimum 3 years experience in the same level of position in an industrial environment
  • Preferred advanced degree is a plus( MBA in Business Management or Project Management )

Indirect Purchasing Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of indirect purchasing. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for indirect purchasing
  • Develop and implement Sourcing and Procurement strategies that improve on a balanced tradeoff of sourcing quality, cost, risk and growth
  • Support BSC corporate quality objectives through supplier identification, evaluation and ongoing vendor management activities for both Sourcing and Procurement
  • Guide Plant Procurement, R&D, and Quality through a holistic & systematic category approach to supplier selection and management
  • Responsible for meeting all agreed-upon Sourcing and Procurement metrics and goals
  • Properly communicate supplier issues to the appropriate stakeholders and resolve
  • Manage and ensure staff is performing at high level end of stakeholder satisfaction
  • Coordinate and communicate Governance Council for business
  • Analyze logistics, inventory and material flow to find opportunities for lower cost and greater efficiency
  • Build reports and get data using SQL
  • Build advanced excel models and automate using Visual Basic
Qualifications for indirect purchasing
  • A proven track record in sourcing, consulting, or a productivity improvement role, incorporating project management responsibility
  • BA/BS degree in Engineering, Management, Finance, or other technical discipline
  • Minimum of 5-7 years professional experience in strategic sourcing, supplier management and purchase order processing
  • Remote management experience required
  • Will lead a team of 4 employees in the achievement of organizational goals
  • Will direct and control the activities and budget of functional areas, divisions, product groups, projects/programs and/or operations

Indirect Purchasing Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for an indirect purchasing. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for indirect purchasing
  • Leading major sourcing activities and managing strategic suppliers’ contracts across all indirect services
  • Identification and realization of cost-saving and cost-reduction opportunities and the measurement of them
  • Measured on financial EBITA impact in business functions
  • Coordinate with departments and functions when substitutions may be advantageous
  • Global Facilities Purchasing – Indirect, CapEx
  • Assist in development of automated reports by supplier classification and provide spend analysis by classification
  • Lead data collection efforts relative to the RETAIL SBU scrap metal collection, recycling and recover efforts
  • Work to help clear the Buyers P.O
  • Work to clear the Buyers past due reports
  • Work to clear the Buyers blocked invoice reports
Qualifications for indirect purchasing
  • Have understand with exposure in handling projects, purchase of packaging materials, machineries, spare parts, facilities & utilities item
  • Well versed in purchasing techniques and assisting in vendor selection with excellent negotiation skills
  • Must posses a thorough understanding of purchasing principles, legal principles as they apply to purchasing related activities
  • Knowledge of leading purchasing practices and sourcing tactics related to indirect spend, including procurement tools, professional services, office management and services
  • Ability to gather information, analyze data, prepare and lead negotiations deliver a recommendation
  • Independently drive smaller projects, analyses and initiatives

Indirect Purchasing Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for an indirect purchasing. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for indirect purchasing
  • Handle complaints towards suppliers via SAP QM
  • Perform new part number set-ups as directed
  • Provide assistance to Jennifer Lee on selected Capital projects
  • Manager other specific projects as assigned
  • According to material planning or approved PR, place orders closely and follow up for on time delivery
  • Applying for the payment according to the invoice from the suppliers
  • NPR (Non production related fixture, tool etc) supplier sourcing and procurement
  • Other duties required by Purchasing Manager
  • Be responsible for overseeing activities related to the procurement of indirect materials, parts, components and equipment
  • Direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in procurement consistent with delivery requirements and quality specifications, will coordinateand lead a team of buyers to meet procurement and supplier management objectives
Qualifications for indirect purchasing
  • Fluent Japanese both written and oral
  • Bachelor’s degree in quantitative field Very strong quantitative skills
  • Both college graduates and candidates with more experience and/or advanced degrees will be considered
  • Minimum of 10 years of business experience in purchasing, strategic, tactical and operational is required in a multicultural environment, preferable experience in managing indirect spend
  • Minimum 5-8 years managerial experience in leading direct reports in a remote environment
  • Proven track record of delivering large bottom line savings and other value from a baseline of spend in a complex global environment

Indirect Purchasing Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of indirect purchasing. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for indirect purchasing
  • Keep direct manager informed of present/future trends in availability and cost of materials, components and equipment
  • Act as first point of escalation with suppliers and communicate all unresolved issues to direct manager
  • Leading our effort to reduce the New Company indirect spend by professionalize purchasing, spend/supplier consolidation and challenge demand
  • Establish Category strategy, ensure deployment and results
  • Arrange and lead sourcing negotiations, and participate in major global supplier discussions
  • Building bridges and ensure alignment between business and purchasing – ensure early engagement
  • Provide reporting, insights, innovation and recommendations to internal stakeholders, Supply Chain and Purchasing Management
  • Lead and establish a robust governance structure to manage strategic preferred suppliers to drive continuous improvements and deliver savings year on year
  • Implement regional demand managing policies, aligned with global demands
  • Ensure that category strategies are aligned with business strategy – close dialogue with relevant stakeholders
Qualifications for indirect purchasing
  • Proven track record of meeting the project objectives by successfully managing, tracking and implementing successful strategies in regards to scope, quality, time and cost
  • Purchasing experience of category management within a diverse range of indirect services and an ability to manage a varied amount of projects for the business
  • Experience of delivering strategic plans
  • Experience from an FDA controlled environment is an advantage
  • Academic Degree (Finance, Logistics, Engineering or equivalent)
  • 5-10 years in procurement

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