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Logistics and Procurement Specialist

Company: Babcock Power
Location: Joplin
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Babcock Power is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V).

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Company:Thermal Engineering Int'l (USA) Location:Joplin MO Job Type:Supply Chain Position Summary: Plan, coordinate, communicate, and execute the movement of specialized transport items, project cargo, and containerized cargo domestically and/or internationally. Assist Supply Management in the investigation of prospective projects to determine logistics needs and provide timely and thorough analyses of transportation options and pricing. Manage the execution of transportation activities from bid stage through final delivery as directed by Supply Management. Actively manage and communicate operations and flow of materials/information on all shipments as directed.This position will also support procurement of materials, equipment, and services - including issuing Requests for Quotation, evaluation of Supplier bids, negotiating final price, Terms & Conditions and issue Purchase Orders to Suppliers for assigned commodities. Overall objective of delivering all goods and services at or below budget, meeting quality and schedule requirements. This position will also support procurement of materials, equipment, and services - including issuing Requests for Quotation, evaluation of Supplier bids, negotiating final price, Terms & Conditions and issue Purchase Orders to Suppliers for assigned commodities. Overall objective of delivering all goods and services at or below budget, meeting quality and schedule requirements. Essential Responsibilities:

  • Plan and determine most economical, timely and safe solutions for the movement of project cargo, special transport items and containerized shipments with Supply Management.
  • Coordinate with and provide support to customers and suppliers, both internal and external, to resolve transportation-related issues.
  • Responsive and comprehensive customer service via phone, email, text and in person.
  • Initiate requests for quotation (RFQs), negotiate (pricing, terms & conditions) with carriers and freight forwarders, to ensure timely placement of logistics contracts, and track status of shipments through delivery.
  • Work with vendors and shops to facilitate proper equipment ship dates and site requirements.
  • Closely track and monitor project shipments, monitor vendor compliance with shipping documents and specifications.
  • Audit transport documentation and freight invoices.
  • Accurate, efficient preparation of all required documents for delay-free forwarding.
  • Support Sales by providing freight cost estimates for proposals from varied origins within the requested timeline.
  • Assist in new carrier vendor development as directed by Supply Management.
  • Communicates effectively with internal and external individuals, at all levels within a company, and across cultures. Listens to and understands complex information and ideas.
  • Consistently and proactively recognize issues, problems, or opportunities, within own department and with internal or external customers and suppliers. Determine whether action is needed; create relevant options for addressing problems/opportunities and achieving desired outcomes. Flexibility in schedule, initiative, willingness to learn, maintain effective and professional interaction between the Company and Supplier.
  • Must be able to manage multiple proposals and projects simultaneously and respond quickly to problems.
  • Must be motivated, highly organized, detailed, and be able to work under pressure in order to meet deadlines and be able to perform self-initiated and planned activities.
  • For Material Procurement and Freight Services - interface with the Project Team to develop and issue Requests for Quotation. Review and evaluate Supplier bids, negotiate final price and Terms & Conditions including appropriate "flow down" of Customer terms.
  • Issue Purchase Orders in conformance with approved requisition and in conjunction with the Project Team, and selected Supplier.
  • Assist in negotiating and timely processing of Supplier back charges and performance, schedule and warranty issues - applies to both Material purchases & Freight services.
  • Evaluate and manage Supplier performance. Continuously search for new qualified, competitive Suppliers. Assist in management of Supplier Qualification for assigned commodities.
  • Travel to Suppliers, Customers and Sister Companies, as required.

Job Requirements / Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business / Logistics / Supply Chain is preferred
  • Minimum 5 years transportation/procurement experience. Experience on heat exchangers, boilers or pressure vessels is preferred.
  • Over dimensional or project cargo experience is a plus.
  • Understanding of Logistics processes, documentation, customs regulations and trade compliance both domestic and internationally.
  • Understanding of ocean transport (project cargo, break bulk, and general cargo) and inland transportation (heavy haul truck, barge, rail, & over-dimensional truckload).
  • Good negotiation and buying techniques.
  • Must be willing and able to work overtime as required.
  • Professional image, polished presentation

Keywords: Babcock Power, Joplin , Logistics and Procurement Specialist, Other , Joplin, Missouri

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