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Procurement Specialist

Date: May 26, 2019

Location: Querétaro, Mexico, QUE, MX

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 115999 

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Job Description




A Career at HARMAN



We are ONE HARMAN. We are greater than the sum of our divisions or brands. We proudly talk about our many iconic brands and describe how our technologies are transforming the car, the workplace and everywhere in between. We work hard. We create useful, playful, beautiful things. We strive for excellence and we aim to win as a team. No matter the position, every employee at HARMAN is expected to demonstrate our core competencies: leadership, change-orientation, collaboration, judgment and a results-driven mindset. At HARMAN, we expect brilliance. You can expect a career full of brilliant possibilities.


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:

  • As a part of the supervisory responsibilities, if there is not an employee to attend the process, the direct boss will have to attend the process or assign the activities to another employee (with equal qualifications).



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.
  • 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:


  • Integrity.
  • Innovation.
  • Inclusion.
  • Teamwork & Respect.
  • Excellence.
  • 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:


  • Leadership.
  • Change Orientation.
  • Collaboration.
  • Judgment.
  • Result Driven.
  • 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.
  • A proactive, goal oriented approach.
  • Assertiveness, decidedness, self-starter.
  • Commitment to achieve key goals and metrics, strives for continuous improvement.
  • Achieves defined goals.
  • Demonstrates problem solving skills; ability to multi- task many activities; works under pressure; good communication skills; excellent computer skills.
  • Respect for colleagues; leading teams with clarity and accountability.
  • Able to adapt to changing demands and conditions.
  • Meets internal and external requirements; fosters productive team environment.
  • Accepting responsibility for personal development and actions.
  • Have clear objectives and strives to exceed them.
  • Takes ownership for personal career and skill development.

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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