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Procurement Specialist

Kirkland, WA
Hansell Tierney is helping our client, the personal Estate Management Services Firm for a HIGH-PROFILE, HIGH NET-WORTH FAMILY in the NW, with long-term, open-ended Contractor search for a Procurement Specialist.

Location - Kirkland, WA
Duration - open-ended and long term (multi-year) - this is how this organization does their long term hiring
Must be able to pass a very extensive background check

Summary:  The Procurement Specialist is responsible for assisting the organization's business partners with vendor research and contract administration. 

  • Assist internal business partners with vendor research and selection, and with RFI/RFQ/RFPs. 
  • Vet new vendors as needed before they are onboarded. 
  • Provide Procurement guidance on new vendors and spend. 
  • Follow company rules and guidelines when reviewing contracts.
  • Collaborate with internal business partners on contract details. 
  • Under guidance of Procurement Manager, negotiate terms and conditions of contracts. 
  • Present and explain contract conditions and details to business partners, employees, and management.  Confirm contract terms are understood by internal business partners. 
  • Maintain documentation and records. 
  • Monitor contract deadlines and conditions to ensure timelines are kept and all relevant payments or information has been met. 
Required Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) in business administration, or related field required
  • Five years previous experience in procurement, contract administration, or related field. 
  • Procurement/Purchasing certifications a huge plus.
Skills and Abilities:
  • Proficient computer skills, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel).
  • Excellent analytical skills. 
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with all levels of management. 
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently.
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