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Company: UPS
Location: Mahwah, NJ
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Transportation, Logistics, Trucking


UPS is seeking a Complex Commodity Supervisor to support the implementation of strategic sourcing initiatives within the assigned commodity. He/She procures products and services at the highest quality and best rate. He/She helps define requirements to meet global business needs. This position may supervise others within the department.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Supervises the Strategic Sourcing Process to initiate purchase requests (RFPs) for the assigned commodity
  • Coordinates and reviews competitive bid quotations, evaluates pricing for inclusion in cost proposals, and contacts suppliers to negotiate
  • Analyzes the Total Cost of Ownership to determine the most desirable and best method of purchase
  • Oversees response to calls and requests from internal customers to ensure customer needs are met
  • Resolves procurement requests, issues, and inquiries (e.g., corrects proposals, obtains resources, quotations, competitive bids, etc.) to support customer's needs
  • Assesses and validates customer needs and expectations (e.g., conducts research, evaluates resources, makes sourcing recommendations, etc.) to ensure that the right products or services are delivered on time and at the right price
  • Oversees contract maintenance and reviews contracts to evaluate overall revisions, price, and performance
  • Identifies contract amendment and addendum process as necessary and appropriate and communicates to Manager
  • Determines employees' training needs to produce continuous development plans

Knowledge and Skills

  • Identifies current and future needs of the customer or business; understands how business needs dictate the project's requirements, project direction, business objectives, and resource allocation; makes recommendations on the solutions-design phase of the project
  • Identifies basic measurement requirements and possible indicators for individual, group, department, and business unit results; demonstrates a general ability to use multiple measurement methods for measuring performance; sets meaningful goals and objectives
  • Recognizes importance of understanding global and cultural diversity; interested in learning about cultural differences that impact business
  • Demonstrates the ability to use negotiation techniques in less complex situations; recognizes the potential impact of negotiation proceedings on the business; gains consensus from involved parties
  • Demonstrates a broad understanding of UPS and vendor business needs and goals; reviews and recommends appropriate vendors based on business needs to internal stakeholders; provides input into the creation of vendor contracts or agreements; communicates expectations to vendors
  • Demonstrates knowledge of contracts for full service procurement shop, RFPs, working with legal and understanding contract terms and conditions (technical and business requirements)
  • Demonstrates strong communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills
  • Understands various array of vendor license metrics
  • Experience negotiating service agreements
  • 3 - 5 years' procurement experience or equivalent
  • Supervisor experience - Preferred

UPS is an equal opportunity employer. UPS does not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law

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