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Location: Phoenix
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job Details

Job Location
Phoenix - Phoenix, AZ

Position Type
Full Time

Education Level
2 Year Degree

Job Category
Purchasing - Procurement


Responsible for all aspects of purchase agreement administration, including preparation of Request for Quotes (RFQs), negotiating terms, and awarding purchase orders. Monitor and help to strengthen and maintain a strong supply chain in the areas of quality, delivery, and cost control. Support continuous improvement best practices in procurement of equipment, materials, subcontractor services and all related procurement processes.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Coordinate the purchase of automated material handling equipment, materials, and subcontractor services in conjunction with engineering, project management, accounting, and suppliers.
  • Prepare and release Request for Quotation (RFQ), and evaluate proposals, statement of work (SOW), and other technical documents
  • Negotiate price and delivery and execute purchase orders and agreements.
  • Participate in project cost reviews and advise on current costs of products and services in support of budget development.
  • Prepare bid analysis and coordinate with project team for bid evaluation.
  • Maintain records of all purchasing activity including purchase agreements, contracts, supplier performance and compliance to purchase agreements.
  • Work with internal and external logistics groups to understand and report shipment schedules and be a liaison for the coordination of shipments and customs clearance as needed.
  • Work with internal departments to resolve purchasing issues related to parts drawings, BOM discrepancies, delivery, receipts, and invoices.
  • Manage relationships with current suppliers, identify and qualify new suppliers
  • Monitor and drive improvement of supplier quality, price, safety and on time delivery performance
  • Support the development and improvement of department processes/procedures


    A degree in Business Administration, Engineering, or Supply Chain is preferred. 2-3 years related experience and/or training. Previous experience assisting project teams in preparing RFP/RFQ requirements, evaluating proposal responses, and managing supplier cost and performance expectations. Experience with procurement of mechanical and electrical subcontractor services pertaining to installation of industrial machinery and equipment is preferred. Capital procurement and coordination with 3PL is a plus. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience is acceptable.


    Ability to effectively negotiate with suppliers and maintain good working relationships in a professional manner. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures. Effectively present information, influence others verbally and through written correspondence. Listen and respond in an articulate manner.


    Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability, statistical inference, and fundamental economics. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to reports and spread sheet applications. Has a general understanding of business financial principals, such as budgeting and forecasting, to ensure purchasing decisions are fiscally sound and responsible.


    Possess a working knowledge of industrial machinery or automated material handling equipment design concepts and specifications.

    Able to make decisions and act to solve problems even when dealing with difficult situations

    Able to positively influence the actions and opinions of others to achieve common goals

    Working knowledge of MS Word, PowerPoint, and Email; must be proficient with Microsoft Excel


    Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to make decisions quickly and effectively using a variety of available data and technical information.


    This position requires up to 10% travel including domestic and international. A valid drivers license and good driving record are required.


Keywords: MURATA MACHINERY USA INC, Phoenix , PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST I - CFA, Professions , Phoenix, Arizona

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