Purchasing Specialist

Company Name:
Franklin Energy Services
We provide our utility clients with a wide range of energy-saving and renewable energy solutions. From individual utility customers and construction contractors, to utilities, municipalities, and government bodies, our clients have come to depend on our customized energy efficiency programs to help them to meet their energy saving goals.
The Purchasing Specialist is primarily responsible for managing internal support services associated with purchasing, real estate, fleet, and inventory management to meet organizational and program requirements while taking into account cost, quality, and customer service.This position focuses on the key deliverable of managing, modifying, and deploying processes that improve the overall effectiveness of our programs. The position works directly with multiple program managers, supervisors and vendors. You will also be working with others who are passionate about energy efficiency and making a positive impact on the industry.
Guide and facilitate the development and integration of programs, plans, strategies and processes to meet business goals.
Develop and maintain long-term vendor relationships and negotiate strategic supply agreements to ensure improvements in annual purchase cost and vendor service.
Coordinate aspects of internal start-up efforts to coincide program startup. Manage vendor and landlord relationships to ensure projects are delivered in on-time and within budget.
Maintain records of important contracts, leases, pricing, and vendor information.
Negotiate contracts with all services related to building management and coordinate services with local office managers. Create processes and standards to further streamline external support services.
Oversee corporate fleet contracts and account management. Manage processes and projects to support growing fleet services offerings.
Manage warehouse inventory accuracy through control procedures, warehouse management,and physical inventory counts.
Identify efficiencies and organizational savings opportunities. Facilitate process to incorporate opportunities.
Standardize field support services. Work with program field staff to review and provide recommendations to tools, processes, and inventory management practices.
Work with internal customers to support the reporting needs of the business.
Create and maintain standards for management of tool/field assets.
Act as a technical resource/consultant to develop systems and processes.
Work with program start-up team to coordinate new program office startups; including real estate selection, vendor management, and lease negotiations.
Any other special projects as deemed necessary.
Specific Qualification for the role include:
Bachelors degree in Finance, Operations or a related field (equivalent work experience will be considered)
3-5 years Operations experience in a small to mid-size business in the service and/or maintenance industry.
Prior knowledge/experience with energy efficient products (Lighting & Plumbing) - Preferred.
Experience with MS Dynamics SL applications - Preferred.
Proven negotiating and relationship management skills.
Strong process optimization skills to support business growth and industry demands.
Strong customer service and communication skills.
Must be able to handle a wide work variety and work in a fast paced environment.
Must be a detail-oriented, organized, self-starter, and have an ability to prioritize workload.
Ability to identify and resolve project application issues with customers and trade allies.
Proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel and Outlook.
Strong organizational skills in managing information in tracking systems/databases.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with customers, clients and employees.
Ability to analyze and interpret data and solve practical problems.
Knowledge of mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages and ratios
Valid drivers license and reliable transportation
Willingness to travel up to 15% of the time

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