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Procurement Specialist

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JR05727 - JOB_POSTING-3-4923

Posted on 23 January, 2024

Charlotte, North Carolina (United States of America)

Full time


About us:

I-77 Mobility Partners LLC is financing, developing, designing, constructing, operating and maintaining the 26-mile I-77 Express project as part of a public-private partnership with the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The tolled express lanes run adjacent to the general-purpose lanes on I-77 between uptown Charlotte and Mooresville. I-77 Mobility Partners is responsible for operations and maintenance of all lanes, both express and general purpose, and right of way within the designated project corridor limits.

What makes us different? Our people come first. We want every single employee to develop both professionally and personally. With a strong focus on growth potential, we look to our internal employees as potential candidates for both national and international opportunities. We aim to achieve greatness by promoting from within every chance we get. We work hard and play hard and strive every day for success and achievement. With a diverse group of professionals working in a fast-paced environment, we achieve milestones constantly. And if that weren’t enough, we also offer our employees highly competitive insurance benefits, Paid Time Off, and a matching 401(k) program.

Job Description:

The Procurement Specialist will primarily source and purchase goods and services for I-77 Mobility Partners. The Procurement Specialist will be responsible for monitoring of procurement costs and limits, negotiating with suppliers, ensuring delivery schedules are met, and preparing ongoing reports for company executives. This position will continuously look for ways to improve the management of the Companies’ inventory, implement cost control measurements focusing on no-fraud and no-waste.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops, establishes, implements, and enforces supplier and outsourcer guidelines, obligations, and service level agreements to the organization.

  • Monitors and analyzes trends in company spending and inventory control in order to make recommendations for the future, and to identify areas for possible savings.

  • Develops and implement all purchasing policies, procedures, and functions, including those for equipment, hardware, software, and service provision, blanket orders, contracts, and purchase orders in conjunction with department leads and department-specific requirements.

  • Actively seeks ways to streamline business processes; analyze trends and market conditions for the present and future pricing, availability, lead- time, and capacity of goods and services.

  • Handles and manages insurance claims on behalf of I-77.

  • Interviews, identifies, and qualifies potential new vendors or suppliers to secure more cost- effective sources of products and services.

  • May directly negotiate with key suppliers, vendors, and contractors that require a detailed strategic plan and have a direct correlation with company’s operational needs and goals.

  • Develops supplier score card to measure supplier performance against agreed upon key performance indicators; tracks compliance and supports formal management reporting to the CFO and other members of senior management.

  • Benchmarks, tracks, and analyzes annual performance metrics and sourcing trends against budget monthly to demonstrate continuous improvement and progress against strategic objectives.

  • Acts as the internal point of contact for supplier management and complaint resolution; conducts regular supplier meetings and implements improvement strategies with suppliers. Creates, nurtures, and enhances supplier relationships.

  • Special Projects, as assigned.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities):

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to fulfill those duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in logistics, supply chain, business or a related field preferred

  • 2-4 years of experience in purchasing, marketing, office management or related field

  • Knowledge of procurement procedures

  • Extensive knowledge about the concession in which you operate, and the company needs.

Professional Qualities:

  • Effectively manage tasks and tight deadlines independently

  • Ability to interact with colleagues in a self-managed team structure.

  • Superior quantitative skills

  • Strong interpersonal communication, decision-making and resolution skills

  • Must be able to multitask, problem solve, prioritize, and implement innovative processes within a fast-paced environment

  • Good judgement and analytical abilities

Computer Skills:

  • Must be able to demonstrate computer proficiency, especially within Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Word as well as PC based programs.

Work Environment & Physical Demands:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

  • Minimal travel required.

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to ten pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus, as necessary to use a computer.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.

  • The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit.

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