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Procurement Specialist

Salisbury, NC, US
Job#: JO-2017-ENG
Full Time/Part Time:
Job Status: Permanent

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The Opportunity

This position will be responsible for managing the relationship and price and volume negotiations of all non-conversion yarn vendors and the management of the Vendor Portal (used to manage and ensure quality requirements are met by all non-conversion yarn vendors). On a weekly basis this position will direct yarn purchase volume requirements between manufacturing teams and the supply chain teams to align purchases to requirements. This position will negotiate favorable pricing with vendors and manage purchase price variance metrics in addition to researching and developing new sources of supply and yarn technology for product line change options that will be presented to marketing. This position will assist as needed in the maintenance of pricing, specification and documentation requirements.

The Opportunity

  • Review and direct yarn purchase requirements with Manufacturing Teams based on Operating Plan
  • Develop and maintain vendor relationships with non-conversion yarn vendors 
  • Negotiate pricing and supply with vendors to maximize profitability and minimize shortages 
  • Direct and lead the development and issuance of the quarterly yarn supply plan 
  • Lead weekly yarn purchase meeting between textile  yarn planning team and the supply chain team 
  • Oversee non-conversion yarn agreements and pricing
  • Vendor portal management 
  • Provide analytical support to yarn supply chain 
  • Assist in system yarn pricing and specification information as needed 

Profile & Core Competencies

  • 2 year of relevant supply chain experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Supply chain or related field
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Access, Word)
  • Ability to adapt to change quickly
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Results oriented