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Negotiator/Sourcing Agent

Company: Vitro
Location: Cheswick
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Overview We are looking for a sourcing agent/negotiator to work at the Vitro Technology Center in Harmar, PA.----This position is responsible for procurement and management support on the services categories for Contracted Labor, Contingent Labor, Temp Staffing, Engineering-Janitorial-Sercurity Contractors, Contractor Consulting Services, Facilities Services, HR related services, Food Vending Machines. In General Manpower, Contractors, Labor and Facilities Services for all Vitro U.S. facilities from Vitro Flat Glass business units and PGW plants, plus support to operations in Europe, China if required.-- The incumbent works directly with Strategic Sourcing Negotiators/ Buyers, teams at the plants and related areas to the above mentioned categories, Corporate teams to provide purchasing service/support to the facilities and businesses mentioned above. Responsibilities Business

  • Responsible for the development and execution of sourcing plans within the End Market
  • To ensure the end market category sourcing and contracts meet the business requirements through the execution of the strategic sourcing process
  • To apply global policies, standards, and platforms to deliver robust terms and conditions that manages Vitro---s service delivery and commercial riskLeadership
    • To lead the process of sourcing execution to ensure delivery of the stakeholder requirements and targetsManagement
      • To drive and facilitate ---source to contract--- for specific end market categories. This includes the resolution of any contracts related issues and includes one-off spend items
      • To ensure contracts are completed for all relevant agreements and that SLA---s (Service Level Agreements) have been agreed with the relevant business owner
      • To manage negotiation and supplier selection within the framework of any category strategies or sourcing strategies
      • To apply the agreed global policies, standards, and platformsProvide forecasts on prices and market changes as an input into planning where appropriateRelationship
        • To own commercial supply base management, building strong internal and external business relationships to ensure the delivery of the category goals
        • To facilitate the creation of supplier SLA---s and performance reviews. Manage and resolve contractual performance issues and escalate where requiredInnovation
          • To identify new products and services that may impact on sourcing execution and escalate to the End Market Procurement Business Manager
          • To propose and/or develop alternate solutions alongside new products and services Qualifications The incumbent must display excellent leadership, planning, organizational and interpersonal skills. Business skills related to negotiations, general accounting procedures, and cost analysis are expected. Working with multiple projects, dealing with frequent interruptions and changing priorities, and maintaining confidentiality are norm. Must also have a solid track record of significant accomplishments demonstrating that is able to manage complexity, resolve conflict and act with long-term perspective.Prior experience and expert-level proficiency in Purchasing and Contract negotiations are preferred.Experience & Knowledge
            • Bachelor's Degree in a related field preferred.
            • Experience of sourcing at a local level for a period of 2 years minimum
            • Thorough knowledge of supply market, supplier capabilities and competitor activity, and expected trends at a local level
            • Proven capability of applying supplier management techniques to ensure contracted benefits are delivered
            • Supplier and contract management experience
            • Detailed understanding of financial evaluation and interpretation of supplier---s records and their key cost and business drivers
            • Full understanding of the category total cost model, cost drivers and all factors needed to ensure a robust agreement for Vitro (including scope of work, specifications and requirements)
            • Understanding of the processes, timelines and constraints for the development and delivery of the services
            • Professional knowledge of procurement principals, including high order negotiation skills
            • Sound knowledge of corporate regulations and legislation to ensure the creation of effective group contractsSkills
              • High level of commercial awareness
              • Strong interpersonal skills
              • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with an ability to summarize and communicate results clearly
              • Strong planning and organizational skills are required
              • Proven negotiation skills and influencing skills: able to influence business partners and suppliers as well as the ability to be assertive if required to ensure compliance to contract
              • Strong business skills are expected, including the ability to negotiate, understand general accounting procedures and perform cost analyses
              • Ability to develop and maintain effective partnerships working across geographic boundaries
              • A solid track record of significant accomplishments demonstrating the ability to manage complexity, resolve conflict and act with a long-term perspective
              • Ability to lead and effectively participate in teams
              • Ability to work without close supervision
              • A focus on service delivery and savings

Keywords: Vitro, Pittsburgh , Negotiator/Sourcing Agent, Sales , Cheswick, Pennsylvania

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