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Sr. Corporate Procurement Agent in Irvine, CA at Kia Motors America

Date Posted: 10/15/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Irvine, CA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    10/15/2018

Job Description

SUMMARY
This position is responsible for administration of purchase of goods and services for KMA.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITY
  • Creation and administration of Request for Information (RFI), and Request for Proposal (RFP), assist operational department to development of statements of work, service agreements, with minimal direction.
  • Lead and facilitate supplier selection, cost/price analysis of supplier responses and quotes, and contract negotiations.
  • Develop strong relationships with internal business partners to engage them on a timely basis as appropriate to ensure agreements are consistent with company objectives and procedures.
  • Develop and execute strategies to maximize spend by identifying and qualifying savings potential for specific projects.
  • Track Project costs to ensure budgets are not overspent.  Administration of proper procurement documentation.
JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education:
  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, finance, accounting, or related discipline or equivalent work experience required
  • MBA a plus.
Overall Related Experience:
  • Seven to ten years of experience in purchasing of goods and/or services or related experience.
  • Complete understanding and experience with analysis and negotiation of various contract types (i.e., firm-fixed, cost-plus, time & material etc).
  • Experience with integrated purchasing/accounting/financial systems.
  • Experience with purchasing of corporate indirect services is a plus.
  • Basic knowledge of general accounting practices and principles.
Directly Related Experience:
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Proven ability to perform cost/price analysis.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and quality.
  • Ability to complete assigned projects from inception to completion with minimum guidance.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Advanced computer skills.
  • Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and experience with SAP purchasing software is desirable.
Kia Motors America offers an environment where we place a strong focus on our customer, embrace challenges and work collaboratively. If you’re looking for this type of a dynamic company, then Kia Motors America should be in your consideration for employment opportunities. Based in one of the nation's most desirable communities in Southern California. Our outstanding benefits package includes 100% paid health insurance, 401(k) plan, plus much more. EOE M/F/D/V. For more information about Kia, please visit our website at www.kia.com/ or kiajobs.com.

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