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Procurement Program Administrator

| North Suburbs

Procurement Program Administrator

Primary Function:

The Procurement Program Administrator will be responsible for the management, coordination, administration and monitoring of process compliance for enterprise-wide procurement programs (i.e. fleet, travel, cards and temp labor). The Administrator is accountable for program evaluation, policy implementation and compliance for the programs.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects of the program, from administration, new user implementation and ensuring compliance with contracted terms and pricing
  • Manage supplier relationships specific to the program and conduct regular business reviews with suppliers
  • Analyze and report trends and benchmarks on the marketplace
  • Support the category management team with research, identify, negotiate and contract with fleet, travel, p-card suppliers
  • Coordinate, establish and improve policies including savings opportunities
  • Establish process and oversee handling of new card holder/driver/user accounts
  • Produce administrative and financial reports
  • Responsible for reporting and tracking technical issues and customer satisfaction
  • Establish and implement policies regarding administration and use of program
  • Develop procedures for business partners to utilize to support budget and compliance needs
  • Train business partners on system, technology, and procedures
  • Assess the needs of business partners in order to establish and implement special programs, systems or products that will increase satisfaction or support requirements of the program
  • Serve as the technical expert on new features and upgrades of programs to improve the procurement process
  • Identify areas of improvement to Category management during the renewal process

Preferred Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3-5 years of related experience
  • Ability to manage multiple internal customers requests; is able to prioritize requests with guidance.
  • Experience in managing programs like fleet, travel, card programs
  • Strong supplier relationship development and industry experience preferred
  • Professional qualification / certification from related professional body, (ISM – CPM) would be an added advantage
  • Strong project management and change management skills preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of all Indirect Purchasing principles and practices. 
  • Strong knowledge of Purchasing ERP application
  • Ability to exercise discretion with highly confidential information
  • Excellent written, verbal, and electronic communication skills. Interacts positively with teammates and business partners; makes effective presentations; handles conflict gracefully.
  • Strong interpersonal skills that foster collaboration within team, with business partners, cross-functional teams and suppliers
  • Ability to work cross-functionally including internal customers
  • Results orientated with demonstrated ability to independently achieve goals
  • Ability to conceptualize new ideas and solutions, seek best practices and incorporate them into effective programs

Grainger is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Location

The Ogilvie Train Station has its perks with metra in building and 5 blocks to the L. You can get to the French Market without stepping outside.

What are Grainger Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Onsite gyms available in various facilities including corporate HQ and some field offices.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
The company contributes 3% to a 401(k) Plan each pay period as part of an annual Profit Sharing contribution up to a 12% total target if goals are met. Eligibility requirements apply.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Grainger supports team members and their families who are in the process of adopting by reimbursing up to $6,000 per adoption for eligible expenses.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Beverages and coffee on demand in our downtown locations.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
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