Procurement Specialist, Tennant Company – Minneapolis, MN

Job Location: Minneapolis, MN, US.
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Source materials for assigned commodities, manage the supply base, and develop all contractual terms on selected production materials.

  • Conduct low to medium dollar price negotiations.
  • Have and share as necessary, a basic understanding of the assigned commodities.
  • Use a basic understanding of purchasing law including terms, contracts, regulations, etc. to manage suppliers and commodities.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of core business processes including manufacturing processes, financial analysis, organization structures, quality systems.
  • Accurately assess price proposals.
  • Create and maintain supplier/commodity information, including material market indices that have been identified as key ‘cost-drivers’.
  • Actively ‘mine’ for and implement COS projects within the material group assignments.
Required Skills
  • Interpersonal, negotiation, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work in an unstructured environment.
  • Understand strategic plans, their impact on assigned commodities and assist the Global Sourcing Managers in developing such plans.
  • Understand basic elements of customer/supplier relationships including cost reduction, supplier performance, and source selection for assigned commodities.
  • Understand product cost drivers related to purchased material prices, inflation/deflation impacts and trend analysis.
Required Experience

Bachelors degree in related field required.  Related experience preferred but not required.

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