Procurement Administrator* (The Woodlands, TX)

3M Companies The Woodlands , TX 77380

Posted 3 weeks ago

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Job Description:

3M is seeking a Procurement Administrator for the Detcon/3M-The Woodlands, Personal Safety Division located in The Woodlands, TX. At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter. Here, you go.

Job Summary:

The person hired for the position of Procurement Administrator will follow defined procedures within sourcing areas such as raw materials, supplies, equipment, services, and process/transactional.

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This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Follows a variety of generally defined procedures within sourcing areas such as raw materials, supplies, equipment, services, process/transactional, etc. Generally, assignments are made up of a series of activities with some short-term projects.

    The scope for discretion requires judgment to handle a variety of activities, conditions, processes, or operations. Sets own work priorities in cooperation with the manager/supervisor. Incumbent is expected to offer suggestions for improvement to methods and processes.

  • Provides guidance or training to co-workers within the same work group on routine support duties, technical requirements, protocol, policy and procedures.

  • Handles problems which require identifying some solutions, selecting from alternative courses of action, with greater adaptation to circumstances as necessary. Most complex problem solving may require gathering facts, analyzing the information, and determining the appropriate solution from multiple options. Has a major impact on the support activities of the direct work group/team, and begins to affect related activities within connected work groups/teams.

  • Working tasks might include:

a. Sources requisitions to purchase orders with the appropriate suppliers.

b. Coordinates shipping schedules and delivery.

c. Trains support employees on the use of sourcing systems.

d. Updates pricing, delivery information, and commodity database as needed.

e. Tracks, analyzes, and summarizes data on supplier performance.

f. May handle match exceptions in the payables process.

  • Primary contacts are typically internal on a co-worker or professional level.

  • Interaction is focused on answering routine and non-routine questions. Exchanges information with an audience which is typically knowledgeable in the subject area.

    Acts as department support by providing interpretation of support procedures and processes. Identifies alternative Sources of Supply (SOS) as required for price and risk mitigation strategies. Drives the validation of alternatives with guidance from supervisor as needed.

  • May assist and/or influence others in buying, developing specification or Statements of Work (SOW).

  • Handles material rejects, delivery or transportation problems and invoice discrepancies

  • Creates and administers moderately complex requests for proposal (RFP's), information (RFI), quotes (RFP), etc.

  • Works with supplier to determine root cause of purchase order and/or payment issues; develops and implements solutions

Basic Qualifications:

  • Possess a High School Degree/GED or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution

  • Minimum of five (5) combined years of experience in Supply Chain, Procurement, Sourcing and/or Purchasing in a private, public, government or military environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate's Degree/Technical Diploma or higher in Supply Chain or Procurement from an accredited institution

  • APIC Certification

  • Minimum of seven (7) years of Supply Chain, Procurement, Sourcing or Purchasing in a private, public, government or military environment

  • Skills include Window 10 environment, proficient at Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook and M2M.

Location: The Woodlands, TX

Travel: May include up to 5%

Relocation: Is not authorized

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

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Responsibilities of this position may include direct and/or indirect physical or logical access to information, systems, technologies subjected to the regulations/compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws.

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To comply with these laws, and in conjunction with the review of candidates for those positions within 3M that may present access to export controlled technical data, 3M must assess employees' U.S. person status, as well as citizenship(s).

The questions asked in this application are intended to assess this and will be used for evaluation purposes only. Failure to provide the necessary information in this regard will result in our inability to consider you further for this particular position. The decision whether or not to file or pursue an export license application is at 3M Company's sole election.

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