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Procurement Specialist (MBUSI)

Company: EDAG, Inc.
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Description:
Who we are:EDAG is a company that brings out of the box, forward thinking individuals together to create an exciting and enthusiastic team of engineers. Together we build an environment where innovation can flourish, leading to class leading design solutions.Be part of a team that draws upon an unrivaled level of experience. EDAG provides world-class engineering services to throughout the globe and has a proven track record. We have the skills, knowledge and experience to solve even the most complex of engineering problems.Our 'leave no stone unturned' approach utilizing the latest engineering tools available, ensures our engineers are equipped with the technology to achieve any goal. Come and be a part of EDAG Inc., where we are designing for the future. This is how you will grow: Under general supervision, this position will be part of a multinational project team to optimize Transportation Logistics Procurement activities for all Mercedes-Benz entities in the NAFTA region. Worldwide Transportation is responsible to manage the total transportation service budget of Mercedes-Benz in NAFTA to provide the best supply chain transportation solutions possible.

  • Provide primary support of the procurement and optimization of the transportation supply chains used for delivery of production and aftermarket parts in the NAFTA Region.
  • Execute the goals and milestones of the work projects, including procurement and contract management for transportation logistics services.
  • Support the purchasing of transportation services in all aspects including, but not limited to, conceptual development, data gathering and validation, creation of tender specifications, bidder list creation, tendering and negotiation with transportation service providers, alignment of recommendations, decision process support with steering committee/top management presentations, contract management, ramp up.
  • Align transportation logistics concepts, strategies, and savings initiatives with affected Mercedes-Benz NAFTA entities.
  • Support the realization of initiatives in cross-BU project teams in all aspects including, but not limited to, project planning with goal definition and milestone setting, close collaboration and alignment with business unit logistics operations, proactive expectation management, and professional steering committee presentations
  • Provide information about status of project goals and milestones, including the financial transparency and reporting to forecast and control transportation costs. Participate in Continuous Improvement activities within the team.
  • Regular interface, status of assignments/activities, deliverables & development with E4 Manager.
  • Participate in weekly staff, huddles, continuous improvement and project meetings. Lead organizational and contract/legal processes & systems for assigned transportation commodity.
  • Tender-based interaction for planning and strategy confirmation, commercial requirements and service performance expectations with IBL/OBL Business Unit Partners.
  • Relationship management, capacity and performance monitoring, cost transparency, market awareness and innovation reviews with Key Carrier and Business Service Representatives.
  • Information collection and alignment, problem resolution and guidance with Internal Daimler supporting departments.
  • Take the necessary actions within the area in order to contribute to the achievement and maintenance of certificates of quality, environmental, fiscal, information technology or any other; as well as being required to maintain the confidentiality of information company or business that may make the certification dilemma or welfare of the company itself or its employees.
  • Always addressed in strict accordance with local legislation and all policies and procedures established by Mercedes-Benz.
  • Employee is required to adhere to our leadership principles and convictions.
  • Commitment to comply with corresponding responsibilities established in the corporate policy Check against Sanction Lists (CSL) and the applicable local policies and procedures.
  • Perform safe work practices and ensure accountability for encouraging a safety culture to improve behavior and performance in the workplace.
  • Ensure Team Members follow OSHA and corporate safety procedures, regulations and standards applicable to the workplace through training appropriate to the needs of Team Members and tasks assigned to them.
  • Report all unsafe acts, unsafe conditions, and injuries to Human Resources.
  • Perform other duties as required.

    Requirements:
    This is how you will take us forward:This position requires a Bachelor's degree in (Choose all the apply):
    • Supply Chain / Operations Management
    • Business Administration
    • Finance
    • Information Technology / Management Information Systems
    • Or related area or the equivalent combination of education & experience A minimum of five (5) years' of relevant professional experience in the following area(s):
      • Supply Chain
      • Logistics
      • Business Admin
      • Purchasing, and/or Finance Required Skills - Soft skills--- Influence and Negotiation--- Effective Communication--- Project Management--- Analysis and Problem Solving--- Strategic ThinkingHard skills --- Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Ability to organize and summarize large data sets--- Contractual / Legal knowledge and business acumen, involving--- High level of inter cultural intelligence and people skills--- Transportation, Logistics and/or Purchasing experience preferred --- Knowledge of OEM vehicle manufacturing preferred--- English Business fluentLeadership competencies--- Purpose--- Agility--- Empowerment--- Driven to win--- Pioneering spirit--- Learning--- Co-creation--- Customer orientationPreferred Skills -
        • Spanish and/or German language skills preferredDay (Admin) Shift - Monday thru Friday, 7:00AM - 4:00PM **NO C2C or staffing agencies submittals**No Sponsorship is Available at this TimeNo relocation- Preference will be given to local candidatesEDAG Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce. EDAG Inc. does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other state, local, or federal employment laws. EDAG's intends that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.PI187494164

Keywords: EDAG, Inc., Birmingham , Procurement Specialist (MBUSI), Other , Birmingham, Alabama

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