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Title:  Procurement Associate

Job ID:  91771
Country:  Turkey
City:  Izmir
Professional area:  Procurement
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Izmir, 35, TR, 35000


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Procurement Associate



What this position is about - Purpose: 


Procurement Associate will be responsible for management of procurement activities including namely consolidation of requirements, bidding, negotiations, contracting and performance tracking.


What will you do - Responsibilities: 



  • Local procurement, purchasing & timely delivery of materials and services in line with the requirements of the Market and/or factory. Ensures all effective tools are utilized for a complete procurement process and proper documentation relating to the process is filed and maintained. All tasks are done in line with the relevant policies and procedures


  • Resolves issues related to vendor performance in delivery of goods and services. Supports the Payment Team in procurement-related concerns on payments, closing documents, etc.


  • Regularly maintains purchasing-related analytical reports. Supports decision-making process of their supervisor and internal customers


  • Manages existing supplier base in his/her respective area. Maintain effective communication with vendors. Regularly assesses supplier performance and communicates it to internal customers and assessed vendors to constantly improve customer-buyer-vendor relationship and vendor performance


  • Monitor compliance with corporate procurement policies, code of conduct, operating guidelines, local regulations and visibility for corporate audit as well as JSOX requirements


  • Supports their supervisor and category managers in ad hoc procurement activities in accordance with the sourcing plan (such as Identification of requirements, supports supplier bidding and negotiation processes, as well as agrees on commercial conditions by utilizing his/her negotiation skills) to ensure the best combination of quality, cost and service parameters/conditions for products and services are attained


  • Assumes responsibilities for additional projects, tasks as assigned by their supervisor and shows professionalism in all aspects of work




Who are we looking for - Requirements:



  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business, Engineering and Master’s (MBA/MSC)
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in procurement
  • Strong system utilisation and analysis techniques for procurement activities
  • Advanced level of English knowledge
  • Advanced level of MS Office applications
  • SAP knowledge is an asset
  • Strong communication, cooperation and teamwork skills




What are the next steps – Recruitment process: 

Thank you very much for your interest in the role. You are welcome to apply.

We provide feedback to all candidates.

Talent Advisor based in JTI Global Business Service in Poland may call you with the phone code +48.




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