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  • Location: Vassalboro
    Job Type : Temporary
    Date: Friday, 19 May 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: Framingham
    Job Type : Temporary
    Date: Wednesday, 17 May 2017
    Manpower is looking for a Buyers Assistant professional

    The job is located in Framingham, MA Monday - Friday 8-5pm PAYING $14.85

    This assignment is for 6 weeks

    Job description

    This position is basically a personal online shopper for customers (either individual or business customers) specific needs. Candidates must have strong communication skills verbal and written. Strong internet skills Candidates that have worked in a fast paced, multi tasking environment usually succeed in this role (i.e. restaurant workers, child care workers, etc...)

    Primary Responsibilities

    Sourcing and purchasing in a variety of business lines including office supplies, technology, custom print, facilities, safety & more using best purchasing practices
    Service customers needs for product that is out of scope of Replenishments functionality
    Work with managers on the flow of information to Internal and External Partners
    Manage and be primary contact for product lines or customers
    Track, expedite, and maintain open purchase orders
    Achieve departmental buyer goals and objectives

    Purchasing: Work within purchasing practices and procedures for the set of vendors and product categories within their team. Responsible for executing in a timely manner daily purchase of drop ship and FC (fulfillment center) special ordering for Customers

    Use NSP (Non Stock Procurement) front and back end systems, E-forms, etc. to release and process customer orders with appropriate vendor or sources
    Process special orders that meet vendor set dollar and case pack minimums
    Work with Managers to proactively address inactive SKUs Manage and review orders in hold queues assigned daily for further action
    Support External and Internal Customers, including the Sales Team, Contract Customer Care and Vendors
    Develop and maintain positive and effective relations with customers and vendors to facilitate timely and accurate processing of orders and delivered product
    Demonstrate proactive communication and customer service skills in handling all out of SLA (Service Level Agreement) orders and POs Work with external and internal partners to resolve billing, service and shipment issues.
    Support the NSP Business Unit: Possess a strong team building work ethic as well as foster a productive, professional work environment, supporting NSP initiatives, processes and procedures
    Provide exceptional customer service
    Cross functionally train in all areas of NSP
    Be a Champion of change demonstrate a consistent positive can-do attitude
    Special Projects as assigned

    Qualifications: Basic: High School Diploma or GED 1-3 years purchasing experience

    Knowledge of systems: AS400, Service Now, Microsoft Office Suite, Salesforce.com preferred
    Strong oral and written communication skills
    Ability to work independently; self-motivation a must
    Flexible, detail-oriented with strong organizational and information-gathering skills
    Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment
    Proven professionalism
    Excellent problem solving skills
    Demonstrated negotiation skills
    Ability to adapt to an ever changing environment
    Print Industry background in Print and Copy a plus
  • Location: Duluth
    Job Type : Permanent
    Date: Friday, 12 May 2017

    Do you enjoy the world of fast paced logistics? Are you looking for steady hours and weekly pay checks? Manpower has immediate openings for Warehouse packers on 1st shift.

    What's in it for you?
    * Permanent, full time career
    * Day shift: 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday
    * $13 per hour
    * Stable company with a good benefits package

    What is the career?
    * Maintain multiple customer and vendor accounts in database, prepare daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly reports
    * Accurately and efficiently enter customer sales orders, purchase orders, quotes and returns
    * Monitor and track order changes and assist with disposition of obsolete inventory
    * Work closely with production, purchasing, shipping, engineering, and quality and to ensure customer's needs are met

    What you bring to the job?
    * Impeccable attention to detail with strong organizational skills
    * Innovative problem solver, results minded and solution focused
    * Proficient in MS Office
    * Exceptional communication, customer service and professional presence

    Stop your job search and apply today. Do you need more information? Contact our recruiters at 218-727-8891.
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  • Location: Calgary
    Job Type : Contract
    Date: Thursday, 11 May 2017
    Buyer- Materials

    With over 60 years of experience in the Alberta marketplace, Manpower specializes in matching great talent with great companies. In tandem with our client, a large midstream natural gas businesses, Manpower is seeking a Materials Buyer, to fulfill a temporary contract in Calgary, AB.

    In this role as a Materials Buyer you will:
    * Demonstrate a leadership role in supplier solicitation, qualification, strategy development, planning, implementation, evaluation and negotiation, and performance management
    * Assess current/future business sourcing requirements with the Business and utilize this information for planning and approval purposes
    * Lead the sourcing development and evaluation process including bid or proposal solicitation (RFI, RFQ, RFP) and development
    * Perform QA review of contracts for negotiated, terms and conditions, risk mitigation plan and appropriate pricing mechanisms
    * Conduct in-depth risk mitigation analysis and counsel stakeholders about supplier viability
    * Identify efficiencies and cost reduction / continuous improvement opportunities within the sourcing process
    * Review billings / invoices and work with project managers to identify non-compliance to contracts, investigate the root cause, and resolve issues where possible
    * Enable Supply Chain strategic objectives by periodically reviewing and recommending adjustments to processes, systems, and tools
    * Initiate supplier assessment and develop continuous improvement plans stakeholders and suppliers
    * Review custom/complex contracts, identify costs associated with risks, and develop mitigation plans
    * Provide direction for routine activities to others on the cross-functional team
    * Educate the business on effective use and benefits of Supply Chain systems and tools

    Basic/Minimum Qualifications:
    * University Degree or equivalent experience (degree not mandatory)
    * 5+ years of Supply Chain experience (includes RFI, RFQ, RFP facilitation)
    * 5+ years of Excel Experience
    * 5+ years of SAP Experience
    * Solid understanding of leading supply chain techniques (including, but not limited to, total cost ownership principles, category management and strategic sourcing models, supplier qualification methodology)
    * Superior negotiation and communication skills
    * Strong analytical skill and cost modelling experience
    * Excellent facilitation and project management skills
    * Proficient software and computer skills (Ariba Spend Manager experience an asset; SharePoint experience an asset)

    Please apply online and / or create and manage your profile at www.manpower.ca Alternatively, you can email your resume to melissa.hughes@manpower.com or contact us at 403-269-6936 and ask for Melissa.

    Manpower would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, due to the number of individuals applying to positions at Manpower, only successful applicants will be contacted. All other resumes will be retained for future opportunities.

    To learn more about the changing world of work, please visit our website at www.manpowerab.com, follow us on Twitter @ManpowerAB, and like Manpower Alberta on Facebook.
  • Location: Weirton - Hancock County
    Job Type : Contract
    Date: Tuesday, 09 May 2017
    We offer an exciting Accounting opportunity for you to be part of a Purchasing Team at a manufacturer in the Ohio Valley. As a Buyer you will negotiate with vendors to buy services and capital equipment at the best cost, and across several facilities. You have an understanding of purchasing and cost concepts, and your experience as a Buyer Purchaser for manufacturing will help the company meet its goals in the most cost-effective manner. Your Bachelors degree (required), your proficient knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word, and experience with SAP will make this the perfect fit project position for you. This is a six month contract position that will introduce you to potential possibilities for your further employment. Manpower offers top notch free training in hundreds of course contents including Microsoft Office, Lean Manufacturing, SAP, and Accounting. This immediate opening means we want to meet you now. If you love Accounting and possess a Bachelors Degree apply to this Advert and call Manpower today at 740-282-2011.
  • Location: Markham
    Job Type : Contract
    Date: Saturday, 06 May 2017

    Our client in Toronto is hiring for a long term Negotiator for their rapid procurement team. The individual will be accountable for achieving price reductions with a group of vendors, and will own all aspects of enabling that outcome i.e. planning, execution and follow up.

    What's in for you?
    * Pay $23- 27 + % based incentive
    * No previous procurement experience needed
    * Centralized downtown Toronto location
    * Full time long term role with opportunities to grow
    * Referral bonus
    What the job is
    * Identifying the decision maker within the supplier organization to engage in order to deliver outcome
    * Preparing short negotiation strategy, identifying the levels at disposal to create value
    * Executing high volumes of negotiations with many suppliers via telephone on a daily basis, ultimately delivering cost savings to the client
    * Follow up with suppliers tenaciously as and if required to deliver outcomes
    * Securing updated contracts from suppliers reflective of the agreed upon price reductions
    What you bring to the job:
    * Experience in general management, sales and/or have previously been Entrepreneur (B2B Sales, leadership program, etc.)
    * Effective verbal and written communication skills.
    * Creative thinking and negotiating skills
    * High proficiency with Microsoft office products (Excel, Powerpoint)

    Not the job for you, but knows someone else who might be interested? Refer them to us for a referral bonus of $100 upon the completion of their first 120 hours of work!

    ManpowerGroup recognizes the importance of providing an accessible and barrier-free environment. We are committed to creating a welcoming, fair and inclusive environment by offering equal opportunity to access our services. At ManpowerGroup, we are committed to providing accommodations, and will work with you to meet your needs.
  • Location: Mount Laurel
    Job Type : Contract
    Date: Friday, 05 May 2017
    This position is responsible for executing material requirement planning (inbound and outbound) to ensure material supply equals demand to support production and the optimization of the overall cost of materials.

    Material Planning Overview

    * Responsible for overseeing and ensuring necessary materials are available to support production, on-time delivery and coordination of materials movement from Production through receiving and ultimately delivery to the customer.
    * Expedites the flow of quality materials from initial order through procurement, receipt, inspection, production and shipment of final product.
    * Reviews, analyzes and interprets material requirements, Bill of Material (BOM) by accessing data on internal databases.
    * Coordinates with manufacturing, engineering and stores/vendors to create accurate Lot Travelers (documents attached to each product showing product record/history), material schedules and initiates pick tickets.
    * Provides accurate, detailed and timely responses to issues relating to production and shipment schedules.
    * Tracks and maintains status of each serialized item; maintains serial number history data.
    * Receives products and reconciles products/parts and purchase orders.
    * Prepares and issues purchase orders to obtain materials, parts, tools and equipment, and submits to a contract manufacturing factory.
    * Prepares and issues and sends invoices.
    * Responsible for maintaining all production related documents/records including electronic data.
    * Prepares and submits necessary reports to the Vice President of Operation if requested.

    Education and Work Experience

    * Bachelor's Degree or equivalent from two-year College or technical school;
    * Three or more years of previous related work experience in Manufacturing Planning and Purchasing.
    * Must have strong computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Access.

    Tools and Equipment

    * General office equipment including phones, fax, copier, scanner, personal computer, hand held calculator, etc.
    * Software includes the use of Windows operating system, MS Office applications and specialized software. (The incumbent is also required to acquire the Company's customized software applications.)
  • 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