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IC RAIL SG - Procurement Specialist 2 RECRUITED - PU4002E - 100110
Ref No.: 14-02052
Location: Sacramento, California
Participates in semi-complex buying strategies to purchase and arrange timely deliveries of supplies and materials; expedites as needed and serves as liaison between vendors and users, getting prior approval for purchases in excess of established limits. Resolves semi-complex delivery, quality or other related problems with purchases and invoices. Interface with required functional groups to resolve challenging delivery requirements. Resolve invoicing discrepancies with suppliers and accounting.

Ensure optimal inventory levels and safety stock are maintained for assigned commodities. Review open requirements, monitoring vendor performance and expediting where necessary. Coordinate with production planners for solutions when parts cannot be delivered as promised. Communicate forecasts and replenishment plans to supplier.
Maintain and continuously evaluate supplier performance and escalate when issues occur. Productivity: identify and implement cost reduction/productivity projects to meet the corporate initiatives/goals. Maintain pipeline and financial records for reporting and tracking productivity. Maintains item master information based upon process improvements, current constraints, total current demand by product family, and priority information.

Participates in updating project plans and purchasing systems; reviews and analyzes requisitions and supply plans for domestic and international purchases. Participates in the negotiation of prices, terms and quality requirements; prepare; requesfor quotes and assists in the development of new supply sources; evaluates market conditions. Solicit cost reduction ideas from suppliers and initiates follow up action to implement these savings for the company.