Senior Purchasing Specialist

Lincoln, Rhode Island
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Sep 22, 2016
Nov 21, 2016
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Location: Lincoln, RI (Corporate Services Department – Purchasing Section)

Are you looking for a job in a growing industry with new products, new markets and new technology?

With locations across the country, Amica Mutual Insurance Company offers opportunities to join this dynamic field with a financially strong and respected insurance provider. Amica, based in Lincoln, RI, is a national writer of auto, home, marine and umbrella insurance. Amica Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary, offers a full line of life insurance products.

We are recognized as a leader in customer service and credit this success to our 3,500 employees in 44 offices across the country. Our benefits package includes high-quality medical, dental and vision coverage, short-term and long-term disability insurance and more.

Our office located in Lincoln, RI is seeking a Senior Purchasing Specialist to join our Corporate Services - Purchasing Team. The selected candidate will be responsible for negotiating and purchasing goods and services from suppliers.

Job Functions and Responsibilities:

• Procure goods and services in accordance with Corporate Purchasing Policies
• Prepares and solicits complex and/or high value Requests for Quotes (RFQs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
• Handles RFQ & RFP evaluation and vendor selection process to ensure award recommendation considers quality risk, cost, value, and legal/procedural compliance
• Coordinates Legal, Financial, and IT Reviews
• Conducts/facilitates supplier negotiations as appropriate
• Drafts/modifies contracts, services agreements, and amendments in accordance with negotiated terms, conditions, pricing and service requirements
• Handles contract renewal process in accordance with contract administration guidelines
• Manages contracts and programs to ensure contracted pricing, service levels and agreed upon terms and conditions are being honored by suppliers
• Evaluates programs and pricing to achieve ongoing cost reductions and efficiencies
• Keeps abreast of market and industry trends
• Works independently, referring issues to a higher authority as appropriate
• Acts as liaison for internal customers and suppliers
• May be called upon to handle other duties as required

Job Requirements:

• Bachelor's Degree (business major) or 3-5 years relevant experience
• Expert knowledge of procurement strategies, procedures and best practices
• Expert knowledge of Purchasing/Contract Management systems
• Knowledge of Oracle PeopleSoft e-Procurement tool
• Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
• Expert at writing complex RFQs & RFPs
• Solid analytical, organizational and negotiation skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work both independently as well as part of a team environment
• Ability to manage multiple priorities while meeting all deadlines

Equal Opportunity Policy: All qualified applicants who are authorized to work in the United States will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, color, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability or sexual orientation. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of age with respect to individuals who are 40 years of age or older. Employees are subject to the provisions of the Workers' Compensation Act.