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National Procurement Specialist

Company: Aldi
Location: Dublin
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

ALDI is one of the fastest-growing retailers in the nation. We're growing, and we're charting an aggressive growth course to become one of the top 3 grocery retailers in the US. 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.As a National Procurement Specialist, you will have an exciting opportunity to support the sourcing, procurement, contracting, and supplier relationship management of non-merchandise products and services that support the store and business operations, both nationally and internationally. An ideal candidate will have experience in project management, procurement of goods and/or services and have an educational background in Supply Chain Management or a business-related field. The objective of this role is to bring value to the company through sourcing and category management strategies.
Position Type: -Full-TimeStarting Wage: -$33.25 per hourWork Location: -Dublin, OHThis role is eligible to participate in ALDI's Hybrid Work Program, which allows remote work up to 3 days per week (i.e., work remotely up to 3 days per week; work in-office at least 2 days per week).
Duties and Responsibilities:Must be able to perform duties with or without reasonable accommodation.
--- Consults with leadership on the development of the team's strategy.--- Liaises with internal and external parties to ensure timely and efficient communication flow.--- Keeps up-to-date on external best practices and relevant changes within their field/area; communicates updates to leadership.--- Makes recommendations to the business about the awarding of business to suppliers.--- Conducts negotiations and leads vendor meetings on a regular basis, per the tender timelines.--- Implements contracts and communicates contract and vendor updates both externally to the supply base as well as internally to the stakeholders.--- Recommends process improvements for area of responsibility.--- Ensures that the procurement plan aligns with the overall sourcing strategy.--- Identifies and executes cost-saving opportunities that directly impact the profitability of the company.--- Utilizes procurement levers to reduce total cost of ownership and optimize performance, quality, and service within department categories.--- Interprets market data and evaluates spend analysis to drive category planning.--- Conducts all source to contract activity, supporting the development and approval of sourcing strategies, market testing, negotiation, and contract finalization.--- Creates department-specific reporting as required to aid in overall planning and strategy.--- Collaborates with team members and communicates relevant information to leadership.--- Upholds the security and confidentiality of documents and data within area of responsibility.--- Other duties as assigned.
Job-specific Competencies:Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
--- Consistently demonstrates the Mindsets, ALDI Acts Competencies and Professional Skills (M.A.P.) as outlined for the role.--- Gives attention to detail and follows instruction.--- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.--- Effective time management; maximizes productivity.--- Prepares written materials to meet purpose and audience.--- Develops and maintains positive relationships with internal and external parties.--- Drives projects and tasks to completion through effective prioritization, work planning, time management, and cross-functional collaboration.--- Demonstrates clear rationale when making sourcing decisions, in consideration of cost, quality, delivery, and service.--- Negotiation skills.--- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. -
Education and Experience:
--- Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business or a related field required.--- A minimum of 3 years of progressive experience in Supply Chain Management, Business, Procurement and/or Retail Operations required.--- 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.
--- International & Domestic travel required.--- Up to 15%.ALDI offers competitive wages and benefits, including:

  • 401(k) Plan
  • Company 401(k) Matching Contributions
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • PerkSpot National Discount Program In addition, eligible employees are offered:
    • Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision Insurance
    • Generous Vacation Time & 7 Paid Holidays
    • Up to 6 Weeks Paid Parental Leave at 100% of pay
    • Up to 2 Weeks Paid Caregiver Leave at 100% of pay
    • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
    • Life, Dependent Life and AD&D Insurance
    • Voluntary Term Life InsuranceClick here to learn more about the benefits ALDI has to offerALDI is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. As a proud Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), we do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual stereotyping, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), or any other protected characteristic. Employment may be contingent upon ALDI's receipt of an acceptable and job-related drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.

Keywords: Aldi, Columbus , National Procurement Specialist, Other , Dublin, Ohio

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