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The Americas Purchasing Operations Team at Dassault Systmes is seeking a Purchasing Operations Team Specialist to join us at our North American headquarters in Waltham, MA. This position will include supplier database management, internal user support and training, purchasing card auditing, purchase order process monitoring, data analysis and reporting.
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What Will Your Role Be?
As a Purchasing Specialist, you will support the Purchasing Operations Team for North America. This department covers all procurement needs and maintains the Procure-to-Pay (PTP) Process for its offices located in the Americas. This position will report to the Team Manager for Purchasing Operations and will work with local and global Purchasing Team members.
Your Challenges Ahead
Maintain and monitor procurement best practices as set for in Department Policies & Guidelines
Ensure high standards of customer service for procurement system users and stakeholders, including providing system support and end user training
Participate, support and execute corporate simplification activities such as training, supplier communication, and collection of supplier data
Engage and respond to internal stakeholders as necessary through email and/or ticketing system to ensure a seamless PTP process
Ensure procurement compliance with all applicable Company policies and guidelines
Ensure testing and implementation of PTP system enhancements, as well as reviewing and resolving PTP system issues
Provide guidance to end users regarding preferred suppliers and contracts
Perform purchasing card audits and supplier database audits as required by set internal controls
Your Key Success Factors
Bachelor's Degree (Business or Supply Chain Operations is a plus)
1-3 years' experience and expertise on a PTP Team+
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; both written and verbal
Knowledge of purchasing tools such as Purchasing Card Management (Tradeshift, Oracle ERP tools, Workday, PeopleSoft++
Analytical with ability to draw conclusions and identify opportunities using multiple sources of data
A strong knowledge of purchasing policies, procedures and practices including compliance with an ability to apply experience as necessary++
Creative and strategic thinker possessing strong problem solving skills.
Ability to organize and manage multiple tasks while also executing independently as necessary
Proactive while exhibiting continuous improvement mindset; e.g. suggest process changes or simplifications
Ability to work comfortably with all levels of the organization especially in a global environment
Expert MS Office skills, with an emphasis on Excel and ability to complete complex spend or data analysis upon which business decisions will be based; key skills: VLOOKUP, Pivot Tables, Formulas, Graphs/Charts
Presentation skills, especially when presenting to various levels of management
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