Procurement Agent II at Faith Technologies

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Location: Lenexa, Kansas





Job Description:

A position at FTI can be the answer to your future career. In this role, you'll be part of a progressive national leader in electrical planning, engineering, technology and energy services. FTI enables employee growth and success through industry-leading training and development, utilization of the latest industry technologies, and an uncompromised focus on safety. We recognize and reward top performers, offering competitive, merit-based compensation, career path development and a flexible and robust benefits package that boasts everything from paid training and tuition reimbursement to an award-winning wellness program.



The Procurement Agent II is responsible for providing Procurement support from quotation to delivery using current systems and processes. Incumbent shall provide this support through excellent customer service to Project Management and Field personnel. This will include RFI/RFP/RFQ activities when relevant or able, analyzing quotation(s) for total value, creating, verifying, and editing purchase and rental orders/contracts/ or requests and submitting orders to FTI's network of suppliers. Incumbent shall assist in the coordination of material/equipment deliveries and may perform other clerical duties related to the Procurement team. Additional responsibilities will be to identify, qualify, and contact potential vendors to receive bids or quotes, and/or to recommend alternative vendor options to our customers The ideal candidate must be proficient in the use of a PC and Microsoft Office Suite, possess a basic k nowledge of the electrical construction trade, and of purchasing procedures, processes, and practices.



MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS



Education: Associate's Degree in Supply Chain, Procurement, or relevant trade/industry technical program.


Experience: 2- 5 years of P urchasing/Buying experience in electrical industry or other relevant business.


Travel: Less than 10%, with limited periodic travel to different FTI office/jobsite locations.


Work Schedule: This position works between the hours of 7 AM and 5 PM, Monday- Friday. Overtime may be required.



KEY RESPONSIBILITIES




Conflict Management



  • Proactively communicates issues/concerns/delays/opportunities to the appropriate stakeholders.

  • Proactively resolves material/supplier issues that pose potential disruption, escalation, or risk to projects/relationships.

  • Aware of self, demonstrates ability to read nonverbal communication and adjust communication style accordingly.

  • Escalates issues appropriately. Organizationally sensitive when involving relevant resources and/or stakeholders.

  • Demonstrates proven problem-solving skills and techniques that preserve relationships, that lead toward resolution.






Functional/Technical Skills



  • Applies Purchasing/trade material knowledge to each transaction.

  • Prepares purchase orders using established purchasing procedures.

  • Works with customers to establish clear bill of materials with appropriate specifications for materials to be purchased.

  • Participates in project start-up meetings.

  • Consistently demonstrates exceptional customer service skills to internal and external customers.

  • Expedites supplier shipments, deliveries, and/or pickups as appropriate.

  • Applies contract pricing to purchase materials (or make recommendations).

  • Elementary knowledge of statistical methods and data analysis.

  • Performs calculations, comparing the costs of alternative options.

  • Utilizes FTI PO/ERP systems to complete required tasks.

  • Sets requirements, executes PO's and consults in managing inventory levels.

  • Provides effective or innovative solutions to problems.

  • Basic knowledge of Six Sigma and or problem-solving methodologies.

  • Basic knowledge of ERP systems, Procure to Pay functionality and proper process sequences.

  • Communicates effectively to internal and external stakeholders, verbally and in writing.

  • Applies training to daily work tasks.






Negotiating



  • Negotiates and obtains quotes for materials and rental equipment.

  • Able to assist in translating negotiation outcomes into supplier agreements/contracts.

  • Prepares preliminary data analysis to support negotiation preparation.

  • Comfortable participating in selective external negotiations.

  • Visits stakeholder projects, represents the Procurement function to Operations.

  • Effectively negotiates with internal/external stakeholders.

  • Gains trust quickly of other parties to the negotiations.

  • Demonstrates an ability to control and documents negotiated agreements.






Organizational Agility



  • Demonstrates approachability and ability to collaborate with others and effectively influence.

  • Understands the reasoning behind key policies, practices and procedures and demonstrates willingness to suggest changes/modifications.

  • Regularly seeks out the appropriate individuals outside the department as needed to complete work and build informal networks.

  • Has an awareness of the cultures within the organization

  • Asks questions before acting in unfamiliar territory.

  • Gets things done through formal channels.






Problem Solving



  • Applies continuous improvement concepts to overcome obstacles in area of responsibility.

  • Gathers appropriate data with supervisor guidance.

  • Uses standard problem-solving techniques that can include common sense and cause and effect analysis.

  • Is resourceful; knows different processes, how/where to get information and when to ask for help.

  • Solves defined problems where precedents exist, and cause affect are readily identified.

  • Can explain the rational or thought process behind own decisions.

  • Begins to apply innovative approaches to solving problems.

  • Uses analytics instead of personal bias to solve problems.

  • Can explain the rational or thought process behind team decisions.

  • Solutions provide positive effects on business results.






Process Management



  • Proficiently performs tasks within established process and guidelines.

  • Utilizes metrics to identify adherence to established processes.

  • Assists in the development of solutions to improve existing processes.






Drive for Results



  • Demonstrates the ability to plan for, complete, and implement assignments and responsibilities in a timely manner.

  • Assists in the onboarding of PAI's to aid in their success and professional development.

  • Willingly accepts new assignments and responsibility for results

  • Meets daily deadlines and goals on-time and to the satisfaction of their customer.

  • Gets work done efficiently and effectively.

  • Understands corporate/department objectives and priorities.

  • Works and collaborates effectively with others to achieve results.

  • Track record with successful small to medium projects.

  • Links end goals and results to company scorecards and strategy.

  • Identifies opportunities for improvement and takes initiative to pursue solutions.

  • Integrated with other functional groups/customers as a key member of the project team. Shares in the project success and or initiative KPI's.

  • May be asked to shadow/mentor entry level Procurement Agents to increase their proficiency in a results driven organization.






Strategic Agility



  • Demonstrates an acceptance of the company culture (adhere to the company's core values) and an adoption of professional standards. Understands both corporate and department strategies and how to positively support them through their individual efforts.

  • Helps others in the creative thinking and brainstorming process.

  • Helps develop and implement relevant corporate/department strategy.





The job description and responsibilities described are intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.



SURGE your career forward!

Employees at FTI grow faster because they are a part of a nationally leading team of electrical planners, engineers, designers, electricians, and business professionals.




  • Your Personal Growth : Build your career path by taking advantage of our industry leading training and leadership development programs.




  • Leverage Technology : Our virtual design and build programs that offer the latest in robotic total stations, 3D scanning, virtual and augmented reality and drone surveillance and assessment.




  • Uncompromised Safety : When we see others in our space averaging 2.7 safety rating and ours average .42, you know that we value you and your safety above all else.






We offer competitive, merit-based wages; career path development and flexible and a robust benefits package that boasts everything from paid training, tuition reimbursement and a top-notch wellness program.


We pride ourselves on a "Ground up Growth" mentality that puts you in the spotlight. Becoming a member of the FTI team means you've officially put yourself in the driver's seat of your career. Through our career development and continued education programs, you'll have options to position yourself for success.


FTI is a "Merit to the Core" organization, and we pride ourselves on our ability to reward and recognize top performers.



BENEFITS ARE THE GAME CHANGER

FTI enriches the lives of its employees through industry-leading total rewards. Our compensation, benefits, time off, and wellness programs are designed to reward individual results that create team success, improve financial security for our employees and their families, and encourage healthy lifestyles. As an eligible employee*, your programs include:




  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Drug Insurance




  • Company-Paid Life and Disability Insurance




  • Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts




  • Award-Winning Wellness Program and Incentives




  • 401(k) Retirement & 401(a) Profit Sharing Plans




  • Paid Time Off




  • Performance Incentives/Bonuses




  • Tuition Reimbursement




  • And so much more!






*Regular/Full-Time Employees are eligible for FTI benefit programs.


We stand strong in our values as we work to Create World-Class Opportunities to Succeed through:




  • Uncompromised focus on keeping people SAFE.




  • Building TRUST in everything we do.




  • REDEFINING what's possible.




  • Rewarding individual results that create TEAM SUCCESS.






If you're ready to learn more about growing your career with us, apply today!


FTI is an Affirmative Action Employer/Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

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