Purchasing Specialist

Full Time
$35 - $40 an hour
Posted Today
Job description

We are currently sourcing for a position with our client and would like to discuss this opportunity with you.

Rangam Consultants is an award winning company for Staffing solutions and services. We are a multiple service provider in the Information Technology, Scientific, Engineering and administrative fields. We have a proven track record for successfully delivering mission critical consulting, support and recruiting services to various government and Fortune 500 clients.

The details for this position are as follows:

Job Title: Purchasing Specialist

Location: Irvine, CA 92612

Duration: 6 Months

Pay: $35-40/hourly

Job Description:

What are the top 3-5 skills requirements should this person have?

  • Contract Review/Procurement experience
  • Customer Service experience
  • Quick Learner, Pharma exp


Describe the primary goals, objectives or functions or outputs of this position.

  • The Senior Purchasing Specialist works within the Purchasing & Supplier Management (PSM), which provides sourcing direction to multiple functional areas within the company.
  • The role supports the Purchasing Manager and is responsible for developing, optimizing and ensuring the delivery of approved category strategies at the site in concert with the Corporation’s overall strategies.
  • The position’s objective is to lead the co-ordination of Client’s site spends and local suppliers to obtain the maximum value for the money spent measured through the delivery of cost savings.


  • List up to 10 main responsibilities for the job. Include information about the accountability and cope.
  • Work with the Purchasing Manager in Client to optimize related areas of spend for procurement activities
  • Develop and implement short term and long term cost reduction strategies established by management
  • Lead role in developing supplier base to expand business, improve financials, reduce in-house / total costs, improve quality (customer satisfaction), customer relations, and on-time deliveries. Identify potential vendors in alignment with respective Category Manager and preferred supplier network (PSN)
  • Full responsibilities for developing strategy: RFP / RFI / RFQ / Pricing Auction.
  • Responsible for running local tenders, aligned with direction from Purchasing Manager and respective Category Manager
  • Identify areas to improve supplier service levels by integrating agreed Key Performance Indicators (KPI). Review with business stakeholders and drive improvements forward
  • Perform and collect due diligence information required for evaluating and approving new suppliers, in line with the Preferred Supplier Networks.
  • Making recommendations to improve / enhance PSN
  • Data analysis for purchasing projects and supplier management (supplier metrics and research, master data, market basket analysis, pricing analysis, monthly/quarterly reporting of KPI’s, savings reporting)
  • Develop and write all sourcing event documents.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant policies, procedures and regulations
  • Works with high ethical standard, in compliance with the law and the Client policies and procedures


  • List required and preferred qualifications (up to 10).
  • Include education, skills and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 5 years of procurement/negotiations experience in purchasing preferably but not limited to Pharmaceutical.
  • Experience in purchasing preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.
  • Strong experience with writing request for proposal/information (RFP/RFI)’s.
  • Solid experience conducting vendor negotiations.
  • Bachelor’s degree or 4 years equivalent work experience

Preferred qualifications and Skills:

  • Ability to effectively communicate to all team members, stakeholders, management, and suppliers
  • Ability to prioritize and organize workload across multiple projects
  • Ability to develop and grow relationships with stakeholders
  • Ability to comprehend procurement processes as well as basic knowledge of indirect products and services used globally
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal direction.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $35.00 - $40.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift


  • Contract negotiation: 5 years (Required)
  • Purchasing: 5 years (Required)
  • Procurement: 5 years (Required)
  • proposal/information (RFP/RFI)’s: 5 years (Required)

Work Location: Remote

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