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Strategic Sourcing and Purchasing Specialist II

Division: ZeniMax Media | Department: | Location: Rockville , MD, US

ZeniMax Media is looking for a Strategic Sourcing and Purchasing Specialist to join our Accounting team. The primary role is to work collaboratively with Accounting team members and other company departments to provide needed support to ensure that all the business purchasing needs are met and are in accordance with company policy, to ensure that purchase orders are executed timely and accurately. This position is an enterprise-wide resource for complex specialty sourcing for hardware and software purchases and supplier qualification. The highly successful individual will have excellent communication skills, be results-focused and will have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously to meet project deadlines.  This position reports to the Sr. Manager of Accounts Payable and Purchasing.

 

Responsibilities:

 

Strategic Sourcing

  • Identify key vendors to ensure product accuracy, quality and on-time deliveries
  • Establish relationships with vendors’ key stakeholders to solidify a relationship that supports ZeniMax Media’s goals and objectives
  • Negotiate best terms and pricing with vendors using strategies that will have an advantageous outcome
  • Partner with key business stakeholders to initiate, plan and manage sourcing activities across multiple spend categories from inception through contract execution
  • Analyze historical spend to proactively identify sourcing and savings opportunities across all departments and company organizations in order to maximize economies of scale
  • Build strong working relationships with key business stakeholders in order to further extend the influence and value proposition of the Procurement organization.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

Purchasing

  • Review purchase requisitions for completeness and compliance with all applicable policies and procedures and work with applicable business teams, as needed, when purchase requisitions fail to meet company standards. Includes reviewing and vetting the supplier selected for the item/service
  • Assist with analyzing proposals/quotations for goods and services
  • Generate purchase orders (PO’s) and communicate them internally and to vendors in a timely manner and in accordance with company policy
  • Work with requisitioners to ensure change orders and other updates to PO’s are completed accurately and efficiently and in accordance with company policy
  • Resolve inquiries and professionally escalate concerns as needed
  • Assist in pulling reports on an as-needed basis for executive management and procurement colleagues
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key vendors and key company stakeholders
  • Respond to suppliers’ inquiries about order status, changes, or cancellations
  • Contact suppliers to schedule or expedite deliveries and to resolve shortages, missed or late deliveries, and other problems
  • Maintain and update records of goods and materials ordered within ERP system
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

Requirements:

  • Degree in Accounting preferred, but not required in lieu of relevant experience
  • Five years demonstrated procurement /sourcing or related experience
  • Minimum of 5 years purchasing experience using accounting software, Oracle preferred (experience with Oracle version R12 desired)
  • Proficiency in Excel (Pivot Table knowledge helpful), Outlook and Word
  • A solid understanding of Procure to Pay (P2P) workflow
  • Solid planning and organizational skills, including strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Strong business acumen and problem solver
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work with diverse groups of people
  • Strong work ethic
  • Well organized, self-starter and good time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and with a team with an emphasis on accuracy and timeliness

How to Apply

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