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Administrative Assistant - Procurement Department

Company: Aldi
Location: Dublin
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

ALDI is one of the fastest-growing retailers in the nation, and we are charting an aggressive growth course to become the third-largest U.S. grocery retailer by store count by the end of 2022. How can you play a part? By joining our Procurement team. The team will engage in the sourcing and tendering of the non-merchandise equipment, fixtures, supplies and displays that support our operations. Helping us grow can translate into a great move for your career.Position Type: Full-TimeStarting Wage: $21.75/hourDuties and Responsibilities:Must be able to perform duties with or without reasonable accommodation.* Demonstrates initiative in their role by identifying opportunities to improve processes and overall efficiency.* Analyzes and investigates spend data to aid strategic planning and development for the category.* Manages all aspects of sourcing activity including strategy, research, tender, contract awarding, and implementation.* Coordinates the full onboarding of new suppliers into the program and oversees the ongoing adherence of vendors to the contract terms.* Acts as a liaison within the organization to communicate processes and strategy.* Maintains collaborative relationships with vendors to achieve category targets in quality, cost, and service and to foster vendor partnerships.* Provides comprehensive and professional support service to management and leadership.* Maintains an efficient and well-organized filing system and workstation within the office.* Trains and cross trains with other employees.* Selects and procures goods in consideration of cost, quality, delivery, and service options.* Collaborates with team members and communicates relevant information to direct leader.* Upholds the security and confidentiality of documents and data within area of responsibility.* Other duties as assigned.Job Qualifications:ALDI Acts Competencies:Perform within ALDI Acts competencies as outlined below.* Collaborates and Cooperates with Team: Commits to and supports a collaborative and high-performing working environment with peers and direct leaders.* Drives for Success: Seizes opportunities and proactively takes concrete actions to complete tasks. Goes the "extra mile" and persistently overcomes obstacles to improve outputs.* Focuses on the Customer: Seeks to understand underlying customer needs to create value. Supports the office to maintain focus on customers.* Organizes and Executes with Accuracy: Leverages a systematic, efficient and organized approach while ensuring quality and accuracy of results.* Thinks Critically and Resolves Problems: Responds to emerging problems in an accurate and timely manner. Where possible, leverages available resources to address situations before they occur.Job-specific Competencies:Knowledge/Skills/Abilities* Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite with Advanced MS Excel proficiency preferred.* Gives attention to detail and follows instruction.* Ability to stay organized and multi-task efficiently.* Ability to work both independently and within a team environment.* Establishes goals and works toward achievement.* Effective time management; maximizes productivity.* Develops and maintains positive relationships with internal and external parties.* Negotiation skills.* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.* Prepares written materials to meet purpose and audience.* Ability to submit work accurately and timely.* Analyzes and interprets data.* Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.Education and Experience:* High School Diploma / GED required.* A minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in a sourcing role preferred.* Or, a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge.Physical Requirements:* Work is performed in an office environment where a computer, telephone and other office equipment are used as needed to perform duties.* Regularly required to sit, reach, grasp, stand and move from one area to another.* Constantly and repeatedly use keyboard/mouse.* Occasionally required to push, pull, bend, lift and move up to 25 lbs.Travel:* Domestic travel* Up to 10%.

Keywords: Aldi, Columbus , Administrative Assistant - Procurement Department, Administration, Clerical , Dublin, Ohio

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