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Project Procurement Specialist

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Coperion is looking for a Project Procurement Specialist to join our team in Salina, Kansas. As a Project Procurement Specialist, you will be responsible for supporting projects by purchasing commodities assigned, obtaining the correct quality and price, and ensuring the product is made to specification and expedite delivery to correct date.

What Coperion Offers You: 
•     Annual Bonus eligibility of 5%
•    Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance, which includes MD Live, RX help center, Medical Advocate Program, and company paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability coverage.
•    Generous 401K Matching Program – 3% (base pay) automatic contribution + $.50 for each additional dollar saved on the first 6% of pay saved*
•    4 weeks’ vacation, 11 paid holidays, 6 paid sick days
•    Competitive pay
•    Opportunities for development and advancement

What you’ll do:
•    Work as part of a purchasing team to deliver centralized service in a dynamic industry. Purchase assigned commodities from approved and qualified suppliers in sufficient lead time and recommend cost savings when possible. Services include PO creation, order follow up, sourcing support, price checks, diagnosing and troubleshooting problem situations. Resolves problems that arise in relation to delivery dates, quality specifications, quantity and cost of purchased goods or services
•    Project Management for both Turn-key and new machine projects
•    Lead in purchasing and negotiating equipment needed for installation at customer
•    Directly involved with RFQ with contractors/construction companies for installation and supply of equipment
•    Work directly with vendors to ensure approval of drawings to verify technical detail prior to fabrication.
•    Negotiate delivery dates, terms, and conditions and/or modifications to subcontracts, to meet changing customer needs
•    Review item masters, bills, and routings in ERP system, and work to reconcile differences with Engineering
•    Coordinate the closing of project POs once delivered at site (provide POD's and other documentation to have PO received, and closed for payment of invoice)
•    Manage tax exemption certificates for vendors and contractors
•    Other duties may be assigned

Basic Requirements:
•    Associates Degree in Business, Supply Chain, or similar field
•    Minimum of five (5) years of procurement experience

Great to Haves:
•    Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain, or similar field
•    Minimum of seven (7) years of procurement experience
•    Ability to gather, relate, and summarize information into logical conclusions
•    Strong interpersonal skills to interact with internal customers and suppliers
•    Ability to perform data entry and retrieval on various business systems and internet
•    Experience with Excel and other Microsoft Office tools
•    Ability to use business systems software (QAD) and manage updates including POs; logistic/expediting dates and other critical information fields

Physical Demands:
To perform this job successfully, the physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met by an employee. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to handle and feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee may occasionally be required to crouch. The employee may occasionally lift items as heavy as 25lbs. Specific vision abilities may include the employee’s ability to see near and far distances. 

Who we are: 
Coperion is an industry leader in compounding and extrusion, feeding and weighing, bulk material handling and service, bringing a wealth of know-how and experience to the market. Customers benefit from Coperion’s divisions of Polymer, Equipment & Systems, and Service that are optimally networked on a global basis to offer ultimate support in the design, manufacturing and implementation of ideal systems. Staffed by engineers, chemists, technicians and a variety of industry experts, these Divisions form a powerhouse of process solutions for their customers.
Coperion is an operating company of Hillenbrand. Hillenbrand (www.Hillenbrand.com) is a global diversified industrial company with businesses that serve a wide variety of industries around the world. We pursue profitable growth and robust cash generation to drive increased value for our shareholders. Hillenbrand's portfolio includes industrial businesses such as Coperion, Milacron Injection Molding & Extrusion, and Mold-Masters, in addition to Batesville, a recognized leader in the death care industry in North America. Hillenbrand is publicly traded on the NYSE under "HI."
At Hillenbrand we strive to build a diverse workforce through equal opportunity employment that embraces and leverages the differences each individual has to offer. Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer of minorities/females/disabled/veterans.

DISCLAIMER: The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of any employee assigned to this job. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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