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Procurement Specialist

Location: 

Oklahoma City, OK, US, 73120

Req ID: 398881 

 

      **Work location details: 1 day per week remote/work-from-home and 4 workdays per week will be in-office at Love's corporate HQ in OKC.**

 

      BASIC PURPOSE:The Ariba Procurement Specialist will manage day to day activities to support the overall Ariba Guided Buying platform and procurement activities.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ariba Daily Tasks:
    • End user support for the Ariba Guided Buying process
    • Manage inquiries for Ariba orders and ordering process
    • Ariba catalog review for accuracy related to current images, item descriptions, and negotiated item level pricing
    • Monitor Ariba Guided Buying interface and order transmission
    • Monitor requisition approvals in Ariba Guided Buying
  • Ariba Functional Activities:
    • Assist in integrating suppliers into Ariba buying and invoicing process.
    • Assist in onboarding, training, and educating new suppliers as needed related to catalog creation and revisions
    • Provide support to Ariba Procurement Supervisor and IT to implement and maintain configurations and data including authority hierarchies, catalogs, and changes to the system
  • Ariba Strategic Support
    • Assist with Supplier Business Reviews
    • Run, distribute, and analyze Ariba reports; make recommendations as appropriate
    • Work with Ariba Procurement Supervisor & SAP Procurement team to transition spend to the Ariba platform
    • Participate in supplier negotiations and RFX support as required

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Education:
    • High School Diploma required
    • Bachelor’s Degree in a business-related field preferred
  • Experience:
    • Procurement experience required
    • Ariba Procurement module experience preferred

 

SKILLS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Skills:
    • Hard skills: Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office suite required, experience with large scale accounting systems strongly preferred.
    • Soft Skills: Ability to learn new software applications and computer programs; ability to type efficiently and
    • accurately; comfortable handling multiple interruptions and adjusting priorities throughout the workday while meeting deadlines; ability to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) with diverse individuals and to consistently handle interpersonal situations in a professional and respectful manner; excellent memory and organizational ability, and sufficient arithmetic skills to perform routine accounting and mathematical computations.
  • Typical Physical Demands:
    • Requires prolonged sitting, some bending and stooping
    • Manual dexterity sufficient to operate a computer keyboard and calculator
    • Requires normal range of hearing and vision
    • Possible evening/weekend work

 

Job Function(s): Accounting and Finance 

 

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is the industry-leading travel stop network in the United States. For more than 55 years, we’ve provided customers with highway hospitality and “Clean Places, Friendly Faces.” We’re passionate about serving drivers with clean, modern facilities stocked with fuel, food and supplies. We offer meals from popular restaurant chains, trucking supplies, showers and everything needed to get back on the road quickly. The Love’s Family of Companies includes:

  • Gemini Motor Transport, one of the industry’s safest trucking fleets
  • Speedco, the light mechanical and trucking service specialists
  • Musket, a rapidly growing, Houston-based commodities supplier and trader
  • Trillium, a Houston-based alternative fuels expert

 

The Love's Experience

Love’s was founded in 1964 on the values of integrity, customer focus, strong work ethic, innovation and perseverance. We are looking for these in every person we hire. No matter what job you do for Love’s, your commitment to these values will not only continue our legacy of growth, it will also ensure your successful career.


Nearest Major Market: Oklahoma City
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

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