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PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST

A highly skilled and detail-oriented specialist responsible for managing and coordinating all aspects of the procurement process, from identifying sourcing opportunities to negotiating contracts and ensuring timely delivery of goods and services. The successful candidate will possess strong analytical skills, excellent negotiation abilities, and a solid understanding of supply chain management principles. 

 Lakeland, FL  //  40 hrs / week

PURPOSE

We seek to reshape the perception of the Church's relevance by becoming the first place people look to for identity, community, and help. We will be a church that is "obsessed with the one", focused on reaching those who are doubting, done with religion, and disengaged from faith; a church that feels such urgency to share the good news of Jesus and help others claim their divine purpose that our comfort no longer factors into the equation.

DIRECT REPORT

Central Office / Executive Team

YOU ARE:

  • A Team Player: Humble, Hungry, Emotionally Intelligent

  • A People-Person: Ministry is about people. You care more about people than preference or performance. You engage with people, you listen to them, you give them a voice, and you genuinely care for them.

  • An Advocate for Healthy Culture: You embody our Trust Code. You prioritize healthy culture above excellence. 

  • A Leader: You understand that the best things happen not in groups, not in your effort alone. You are a good steward of your influence, and you lead people because you care about them.

  • Growing Spiritually: You make an effort to grow & activate your faith by spending time with God, engaging in conversations with people your faith, and using your time + gifts to glorify God and further His church. 

  • Call Highland Park Home: You call HP your home church, you believe in the vision of our church, and you are committed to what God is doing here. 

SCOPE OF WORK

The Procurement Specialist will be responsible for managing and coordinating all aspects of the procurement process, from identifying sourcing opportunities to negotiating contracts and ensuring timely delivery of goods and services. The successful candidate will possess strong analytical skills, excellent negotiation abilities, and a solid understanding of supply chain management principles. 

LEADERS HERE ARE:

  • Available

  • Called

  • Humble

  • Loving

  • Courageous

LEADERS HERE WILL:

  • Make The Ask: We don’t shy away from inviting people to step into what God is doing in them & in our church.

  • Clarify, Communicate, and Make Decisions Around The Vision: The vision of our church is our reference for all of our decisions. What we communicate flows from it, and we use it to help clarify what’s important and what isn’t.

  • Cultivate Community: We are able to rally people together and create community in a multitude of scenarios. We value the importance of healthy community and are active in contributing to our team’s culture.

  • Ministry Specific: We are ministry-minded. Every moment is an opportunity to point something or someone to Jesus. Ministry isn’t something we do, it’s who we are.

  • Make It Better: We are always looking for ways to make what we do, better. We don’t turn a blind eye to our gaps, and we go out of our way to improve and contribute to God’s work in our church.

RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Sourcing and Supplier Management: 

  • Identify and evaluate potential suppliers and maintain a robust supplier database. 

  • Conduct market research to identify new sourcing opportunities and trends. 

  • Negotiate pricing, terms, and contracts with suppliers to ensure the best value for the company. 

  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with suppliers, addressing any issues or concerns that may arise. 

2. Purchase Order Processing: 

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to understand procurement needs and specifications. 

  • Create purchase orders, ensuring accuracy and compliance with company policies and procedures. 

  • Monitor and track purchase orders to ensure timely delivery of goods and services. 

  • Resolve any discrepancies or issues related to purchase orders, invoices, and deliveries. 

3. Contract Management: 

  • Review and negotiate contracts with suppliers, ensuring favorable terms and conditions. 

  • Monitor contract performance, including delivery schedules, quality, and service levels. 

  • Coordinate contract renewals and modifications as required. 

  • Collaborate with legal and compliance teams to ensure contracts adhere to company policies and regulatory requirements. 

4. Supply Chain Optimization: 

  • Analyze and optimize the procurement process to increase efficiency and cost-effectiveness. 

  • Implement best practices and strategies to streamline procurement operations. 

  • Identify areas for improvement and make recommendations to enhance supply chain performance. 

  • Monitor market trends, industry developments, and new technologies to identify potential opportunities or risks. 

5. Data Analysis and Reporting: 

  • Gather, analyze, and interpret procurement data to support strategic decision-making. 

  • Prepare and present regular reports on procurement activities, including cost savings, supplier performance, and market trends. 

  • Develop key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to measure procurement effectiveness. 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, supply chain management, or a related field (or equivalent experience). 

  • Proven experience as a procurement specialist or in a similar role. 

  • Strong knowledge of procurement principles, practices, and regulations. 

  • Proficiency in procurement software and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. 

  • Excellent negotiation and contract management skills. 

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities. 

  • Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills. 

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills. 

  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with cross-functional teams. 

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