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  • Location: Lancaster
    Job Type : Temporary
    Date: Thursday, 27 April 2017
    Manpower of Lancaster has partnered with a local client who is looking to fill an opening for a Procurement Specialist.
    Procurement operations, is a key position and will report to the Sr Manager of Procurement Operations. This highly important role, along with other specialists on the team, will be located at the Lancaster Location (Lancaster, PA) and work closely with the Global Procurement Organization in Pittsburgh, managing spend for our responsible locations. The Primary responsibilities of this position are to lead and support commercial methods and supplier negotiations. This contributes toward achieving spend reduction objectives, lead and support non-commercial supplier workshops and kaizens, execution of supplier and commodity changes at the location, implement sourcing and capital projects at the location. Also provide Location Procurement support for supplier management issues, storeroom connections and various projects. These job duties and interactions in a matrixed Procurement Organization are a close linkage to our Business partners creating a challenging and exciting opportunity for individuals interested in working with high performance work teams and delivering tangible business value every day. Each Procurement specialist is assigned specific commodities and associated suppliers to manage as the Strategic Commercial Owner and will also support other Global Suppliers managed corporately but pertain to each of our Manufacturing locations. Excellent coordination and communications between Global Procurement, stakeholders and business is essential. Procurement operations is not a transactional buying role, but rather a commodity sourcing and supplier management role that requires strong commercial and project management skills. The ability to execute a sourcing process through contract award, and then execute the implementation, while capturing savings are essential skills. The ability to gather data, analyze data, create sourcing and commercial negotiations plans, and lead commercial activity are key drivers for success. This specialist position is a challenging and broad role with many facets, issues and projects that are worked in parallel with the changing priorities to support both plant production and Procurement/Business initiatives. Good project management, time management with strong leadership skills is essential for success, as well as ability to problem solve, develop new systems or solutions, negotiations and bidding events, excellent communications.
    *Other key requirements are: strong computer and Microsoft Excel skills with knowledge of pivot tables.
    *Basic Qualifications: College degree in Business Management/Administration, Supply Chain, Engineering (or other similar technical degrees) Procurement, maintenance/Engineering or technical background experience, working with others in team environment is critical for success, 1 - 3 years of related experience
    *Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience in creating/managing supplier contracts, Experience in Procurement of MRO (Maintenance Repair and Operating supplies) and Services, Project management experience, Quality Systems, Kaizen leaders, and Problem solving event leaders, Technical experience in managing or interacting suppliers with goods and services provides a solid foundation understanding the basic procurement processes.
    This is a temporary assignment from May to August. Hours are Monday-Friday 8am-5pm and pay rate is based on experience. Experienced candidates must pass a background and drug screen.
    If you are interested, please respond to this AD or email your resume to Alisa.Truax@Manpower.com
  • Location: Vassalboro
    Job Type : Permanent
    Date: Thursday, 20 April 2017
    Senior Buyer - Aerospace
    An innovative company in Central Maine is now hiring a Senior Buyer. Your proven managerial and negotiation skills will enable you to contribute to the growth and profitability of a well-respected, industry-leading company in this exciting permanent position.

    What's in it for you?
    * Full time, direct hire position
    * Competitive salary and benefits package
    * Opportunities for advancement

    What will you be doing?
    * Ensuring that purchasing strategies are effective and achieve the organization's overall profit goals and objectives
    * Procuring the raw materials, supplies, parts, tools, supplies, and services required to meet operational needs
    * Negotiating prices and payment terms
    * Negotiating with external suppliers to establish mutually acceptable economic solutions

    What will you bring to the job?
    * Bachelor's degree or higher in business, supply chain, or a related field
    * Experience with aerospace and defense required
    * Proven managerial and negotiation skills
    * Demonstrated ability to win value in negotiations where suppliers may possess greater leverage
    * Ability to confidently and proactively address challenges, and set and achieve ambitious goals

    Let's try to put an end to your job search by applying today. Contact a team member today by applying online or calling 207-622-1535.
    You can also find all of our open positions by visiting www.ManpowerMaine.com. We look forward to working with you!
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  • Location: Hawaii
    Job Type : Temporary
    Date: Wednesday, 12 April 2017
    Purchasing Clerk

    Temp to Hire Opportunity

    Starting pay range- $18-$20/Hr DOE

    Location: Kapolei

    Monday-Friday (Some Saturdays may be required)

    Responsibilities include:

    * Review purchase requisitions. Confer with vendors to obtain product or service pricing, availability and delivery schedule.
    * Prepare purchase orders and/or bid requests.
    * Review bid proposals and negotiate contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority.
    * Track the status of contracts and open orders.
    * Receive goods, expedite and coordinate delivery to users.
    * Finalize purchase order by matching to delivery receipt, packing slip or invoice and forward to accounting department to process payment.
    * Determine the source of trouble for defective or unacceptable goods or services with users, vendors and others. Take appropriate corrective action until resolved.
    * Maintain procurement records such as items or services purchased, costs and inventories.
    * Maintain equipment files (rides, vehicles, games, etc.) of parts purchased and maintenance completed for each.
    * Administer all aspects of vehicle/trailer licensing to include safety inspections, registration renewals and storage of vehicles. Keep accurate records of all transactions and vehicle/trailer statuses.
    * Work with accounting department to ensure all vendor accounts are clear.


    * Associate's degree from a two year college or university, or two years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    * Excellent computer skills. (Word, Excel, Outlook)
    * Read, write, analyze and interpret general business documents.
    * Able to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, proportions, percentages, area and volume.
    * Able to solve problems and handle situations in a professional manner.
    * Detail oriented and organized.
    * Excellent communication skills.
    * Able to lift and/or move up to 30 lbs.
    * Work Saturdays during operations.
    * Have a valid driver's license and vehicle.
  • Location: Seymour
    Job Type : Permanent
    Date: Thursday, 06 April 2017
    Well-known manufacturing company near the Crothersville, IN area is seeking a permanent Buyer Engineer to join their growing team! This position is compensated based upon previous experience, paying up to $60,000 to start.

    Seeking a qualified candidate to coordinate activities involved with procuring goods and services such as raw materials, equipment, tools, parts and supplies for the organization.


    -Select products for purchase by testing, observing, examining and coordinating with other departments.
    -Estimate values according to knowledge of market price and analyzing the potential supplier's cost structure.
    -Expedites deliver of goods to users.
    -Prepares purchase orders, formal requests for quotations and letters of intent.


    -Ability to analyze quotations, develop budget and understand cost impact.
    -An Associate's or Bachelor's Degree is preferred
    -Must have previous experience in automotive purchasing
    -Ability to analyze manufacturing processes (Kaizen, Kanban, Six Sigma)
    -Flexibility for travel

    Please apply today with an updated, detailed resume to be considered for this excellent permanent opportunity.
  • Location: Duluth
    Job Type : Permanent
    Date: Thursday, 06 April 2017
    PURCHASING ASSISTANT, Duluth, Minnesota
    A well respected company has a full time opening working Monday through Friday, 8am to 4:30pm, $13 per hour to start. Positive and supportive work environment along with room to grow and a full benefits plan.


    * Receive inbound calls and respond to calls as appropriate
    * Maintain multiple customer and vendor accounts in database
    * Accurately and efficiently enter customer sales orders, purchase orders, quotes and returns
    * Release sales orders and purchase orders according to requirements
    * Monitor and track changes, ensuring all supporting documents are on file
    * Monitor and track order changes and assist with disposition of obsolete inventory
    * Promptly resolve customer service issues to the customer's satisfaction per company procedures and standards
    * Communicate customer needs and follow through to end result
    * Work closely with production, purchasing, shipping, and quality and to ensure customer's needs are met
    * Prepare daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly reports to facilitate on-time delivery, track and monitor changes, and measure/improve results
    * Perform administrative duties, reports and special projects associated with Customer Support and Purchasing
  • Location: Boise
    Job Type : Contract
    Date: Monday, 03 April 2017
    Are you forward thinking and innovative? Well we are hiring!

    What is Manpower hiring for you may ask?! We are hiring for a back office procurement specialist!

    What does a back office procurement specialist do exactly?

    -You will be responsible for fulfilling internal customer orders in an accurate and timely manner. You may also be responsible for maintaining purchasing data for department systems and providing purchasing program support. The company we are hiring for loves to continuously improve performance, so you will be require to identify opportunity for improvement with efficiency, effectiveness of purchasing systems, programs, and processes.

    Other Responsibilities:

    Create Purchase Orders (PO's)
    Process Purchase Requisitions through inventory planning
    Support and process P-Card purchasing requests
    Engage with suppliers to confirm pricing, delivery and terms on purchases
    Maintain purchase orders through Transactional Support and Stakeholder Collaboration
    Provide Administrative functional, and project support to optimize procurement services
    Have knowledge of contract negotiation


    High School Diploma
    SAP Experience A Plus!!!
    1 year experience in purchasing
    Excellent verbal and written skills
    Interested? Send your resume to tyler.christensen@manpower.com or call 208-249-2850