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Job ID 257412 Date posted 01/17/2023 Location : Bengaluru, India

Job Purpose and Impact

The Purchasing Coordinator III will apply deep knowledge of local practices and procedures to handle, organize and coordinate procurement of materials, goods, services and supplies. In this role, you will conduct activities focused on transporting products from suppliers to customers and conduct activities to support complex customer issues and operations quality and improvement.

Key Accountabilities

    Receives requests for procurement of materials/goods, services and/or supplies for internal use from various plant/location staff or a procurement/inventory management system (e.g., Maximo or other ERP) for nondiscretionary, contracted spend, such as stock replenishment or planned spend.
•    Follows established procedures to process routine requests and prepare purchase orders for procurement of contracted materials/goods, services and/or supplies and sends notification to suppliers.
•    Update’s procurement process documents, for processes requiring minimal interpretation, for review and approval by more senior team members.
•    Schedules and confirms deliveries of materials/goods, services and/or supplies ordered, and shipments received, or services performed with plant/location staff; monitors and expedites deliveries as necessary in routine situations.
•    Facilitates invoice approval process including scanning/copying or otherwise forwarding to local approver, reconciliation of purchase order to invoice and contract terms (e.g., price, specifications, quantity, etc.), and notification to appropriate resource to issue payment.
•    Compiles, records and tracks electronic and/or hard-copy records and files pertinent to purchasing information (e.g., supplier information, order history, pricing data, account codes, lead times, reorder times etc.).
•    Within established limits and following established guidelines, may contact supplier and take actions to research basic variances with supplier contract terms and conditions (on-time delivery, quality of materials/goods, adherence to specifications, etc.); coordinates return of rejected/damaged or otherwise unsuitable orders.
•    Works with applicable plant/location staff to research and resolve routine supplier issues; escalates more significant issues to higher level procurement staff and/or Strategic Sourcing organization as appropriate.


Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma, secondary education level or equivalent
  • Minimum of four years of related work experience
  • Other minimum qualifications may apply

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Advanced skills using relevant office programs and applications
  • Minimum 1-3 years of procurement related experience. SAP background is preferred
  • Working knowledge of enterprise resource planning application experience
  • Experience working in shared service operations
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