Procurement Consultant 

 

1 year contract 

35 an hour 

 

Description:

The Procurement Consultant is responsible for the timely and cost-effective strategic sourcing of complex goods and services in accordance with corporate policies and procedures. This position works closely with the business units regarding the application and integration of procurement philosophies and techniques to meet the needs of internal customer requirements from a category sourcing perspective. This role facilitates senior leader meetings between Halyard and our strategic suppliers to drive innovation and value creation. The incumbent must be able to articulate a compelling case for strategic sourcing initiatives. Change management skills are critical to success. 

Expectations:

Broad base of customers that could include: Global Procurement team, business management, finance, A/P, receiving, ITS, transportation, operations, R D, internal control, marketing, planning, engineering, or other personnel involved in the implementation of business strategies where sourcing plays a role. Customer Expectations: -Fully knowledgeable in their commodity or service. Develops robust strategies based on this knowledge. -Serve as a thought leader to the rest of the organization for the strategic sourcing of the categories for which they are responsible. -Provide timely execution of earlier supplier selection into the product development cycle -Procure assigned goods and services which provide the best overall value to Halyard. -Develop pricing agreements and systems contracts with suppliers. -Understanding of contract terms and conditions and the associated risk when changes are made -Knowledgeable of market conditions for goods/services purchases. -Work in conjunction with business units and suppliers to identify new materials to be strategically sourced -Lead formal supplier performance management reviews, where applicable -Communication of category strategy and status to senior management to ensure alignment. -Manage through a commodity, service or inventory crisis -Schedules and facilitates senior leader meetings between Halyard and strategic suppliers Scope: The incumbent typically reports to a Director or a Manager within Procurement and is responsible for managing assigned commodities, suppliers, and purchases to meet customer needs. Utilizing a structured sourcing process you will handle high dollar category sourcing and contract negotiations.