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Indirect Procurement Specialist
Richmond, VA

Looking into the future and the growth, the Indirect Procurement Specialist would focus on Material group like Machines, Spare Parts, Services, Tooling, Logistics, Marketing and Facility Expenses. The Indirect Material Specialist will be responsible for managing and developing vendor sourcing strategies, monitoring vendor performance, optimizing company supplier spending and business continuity planning for all indirect spend. Review purchase requisitions for clarity, compliance, detail, and completeness and ensure they obtain additional information considered necessary.


  • Identifying, selecting & qualifying suppliers in accordance with WM fundamental global procurement guidelines

  • Planning, implementation, and management of negotiations with suppliers to determine contractual terms and conditions

  • Proactively identify, develop, and execute sourcing opportunities focus on cost-reductions, spend-optimization, risk mitigation, and process compliance

  • Establish supply agreements and develops strategic pricing, inventory, and delivery plans with major suppliers

  • Lead negotiations of procured materials and services to assure optimal TCO & budgeted KPI’s are achieved

  • Supplier requirements of WM departments are agreed, documented, and procurement guidelines are fulfilled

  • Communicate with appropriate departments to organize request and obtain supporting documentation

  • Manage the ongoing performance of our suppliers including objective setting and supplier evaluations were warranted

  • Development and maintenance of a network of relations to WM departments at project level and up to management level

  • Manage suppliers to improve the cost, quality, delivery and reduce risks of interruption in the supply chain, including the maintenance of approved and preferred suppliers

Skills and Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of related experience in strategic procurement & sourcing in similar industrial company to WM

  • Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly with strong technical understanding and technical affinity

  • Experience in strategic sourcing of indirect materials and services in distribution and/or Manufacturing

  • Self-directed, able to work independently, as well as work in a team-orientated in a fast-paced environment

  • Analytical thinking and high assertiveness - analysis KPIs and initiate action plan for continuous improvement

  • Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly with strong technical understanding and technical affinity

  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience in procurement processes and driving business results

  • Problem solving experience in reducing total cost, improving processes, and reducing supplier risk

  • Manage multiple simultaneous tasks requiring frequent communication, time management, and critical thinking skills


821 Southlake Blvd.
Richmond, Virginia 23236

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