Senior Procurement Associate

Waltham, Massachusetts

Category: Corporate Office

Job Type: Full time

Job Req code: R0016230

Job Description

Senior Procurement Associate

Who we are looking for

Reporting to the Procurement Manager, Global Partners LP is looking to hire a Senior Procurement Associate who will be responsible for the preparation, analysis, negotiation and finalization of the end-to-end Procurement processes.

Why this role is important to us

The Procurement team plays an integral role in the overall success of the organization. Across the different departments they rely on us to help manage risk, respond to challenges, and drive performance and profitability. To make that happen Global Partners requires teams like ours to help facilitate organizational needs. In this role, you will strive for cutting-edge solutions that are straightforward and scalable. You will help us execute day to day deliverables in a cost-effective and efficient manner.

What you will be responsible for

As a Senior Procurement Associate you will:

  • Perform direct negotiations and manage sometimes large and complex agreements
  • Respond to solution requests and issues timely, and perform daily problem solving
  • Find savings opportunities via stakeholder engagement and data analysis
  • Identify risks and opportunities related to achieving financial objectives; work with process partners to mitigate risks and capitalize on opportunities
  • Use a white glove approach in stakeholder management to provide advice and guidance
  • Contribute to cost avoidance savings for the team
  • Analyze data to identify opportunities to reduce existing cost base
  • Coordinate, prepare and manage RFx/competitive bids to optimize cost and service
  • Performs all duties in accordance with prescribed regulatory compliance guidelines
  • Learn Global Partners end to end processes and work within the guidelines to gain savings and delivery results
  • Identify and communicate findings to senior management

Education & Preferred Qualifications

  • A minimum of five years of enterprise resource planning (ERP), Procure to Pay implementation, and upgrade experience (Oracle Cloud and Supplier Portal experience a plus)
  • Detailed understanding of ERP Financial System concepts including but not limited to iProcurement, AP, iSourcing, and iSupplier modules
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or technology-related field preferred
  • Ability to create software sourcing strategies and independently collect data
  • Proven self-starter who can work independently and within a team while effectively juggling multiple priorities
  • Understanding of best in class procurement, risk, Information Security and payable processes
  • Strong strategic thinker and problem solver with attention to detail
  • Established written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage challenging stakeholders diplomatically
  • You should value working in a collaborative environment, excited to take on new challenges and be keen to make a positive impact
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to proactively manage and prioritize projects in a cross-functional team setting
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, leadership and influencing skills. Ability to interact with individuals at all levels internally and externally

We are an equal opportunity employer.  We consider applications for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information or any other legally protected status.