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Direct Procurement Specialist

Date: Oct 9, 2018

Location: Querétaro, Mexico, QUE, MX

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 111117 

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Job Description

Position Summary:

The Direct Procurement Specialist is an operational support role, responsible for supporting Harman’s procurement activities for direct materials used in the production of Harman’s finished goods.  These activities include the maintenance and validation of master data to insure pricing accuracy and integrity of data from the vendor master to purchase order generation.


Supervisory Responsibilities:  N/A


Job Responsibilities:

The primary day-to-day accountability of the Direct Buyer will be to support the direct category managers in the creation and maintenance of supplier master data.


Direct responsibilities will include:

  • Creation and maintenance of SAP Purchasing Information Records, Scheduling Agreements(not delivery schedules) and Source Lists
  • Complete system task requests in the published cycle time committed and maintain the status to provide transparency for the category manager on completion
  • Contact suppliers to attain missing data needed for system updates
  • Act as a liaison between category managers and Material Planning/Supplier Quality Engineers to help expedite the set up vendors and SAP records needed to complete purchase orders
  • Issue resolution related to order management with Material Planning, specifically related to part shortage situations
  • Ensure compliance to ordering from non-qualifies secondary sources
  • Assure correctness of vendor master data and relevant purchasing data in various systems
  • Interact with internal stakeholders and external suppliers


Indirectly responsible under the guidance of Sourcing or Operations Management

  • Identify opportunities for implementation of best practices, process improvements, standardization across all divisions within Harman
  • Execution of stated goals and objectives toward the defined annual operating and strategic plans of Harman where applicable.
  • Represents Harman procurement/supplier interests within Harman towards all functions, levels and stakeholders regionally and globally as applicable.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Require a degree in Procurement, Business Services, Business Operation, Supply Chain Management, Materials management, or related field.
  • 2-4 years Desired experience in supporting procurement activities
  • English language fluency


Preferred Qualifications & Desired Competencies:

  • Good understanding of SAP as related to direct material management
  • Good understanding of the P2P (Purchase-to-Pay) Processes
  • Excel, PowerPoint, strong reporting and analytical skills to summarize large amounts of data
  • Strong initiative and ownership of their area

HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status.  HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with HARMAN!  (

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