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Purchasing Specialist - Associate

Can you create synergy within a business? Start a new generation here at syncreon. We need you to improve our business as a Purchasing Specialist. This position requires a candidate who is intelligent, adaptable and possesses specific skills that will enable them to acclimate with syncreon’s growing environment.

About the Role

How you will contribute

  • Train and continue to support Purchasing Coordinators / Lead Requisitioners on all purchasing processes and procedures.
  • Train and continue to support Purchasing Coordinators / Lead Requisitioners on SAP with regards to all required transactions and reports.
  • Maintain SAP training documents for purchasing.
  • Perform purchasing audits at plants to insure coordinators and Lead Requisitioners are following all processes and procedures.
  • Travel to new business launch sites, set up and maintain purchasing processes/functions until permanent position is filled, trained and functioning.
  • Travel to sites in transition and/or in concern status with regards to a purchasing related issue and/or the purchasing processes and resolve/stabilize.
  • Work on National Corporate Contract initiatives and large RFQ initiatives at plant level.
  • Review and execute contracts, leases and agreements in cooperation with legal department.
  • Lead all Purchasing Coordinators and Lead Requisitioners in Monthly Best Practices meeting, maintaining meeting minutes and attendance.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Your Key Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree required, Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, materials or related major preferred.
  • Knowledge of purchasing processes, researching vendors and service providers.
  • Strong Negotiation skills to reach best price and conditions.
  • Knowledge and experience with the SAP business data base.
  • Knowledge of business processes and accounting practices.
  • Ability to train and instruct other purchasing professionals.

At syncreon - A DP World Company we are fully committed to the health and safety of our employees. We have full prevention and mitigation processes in place, including cleaning and sanitization practices, as well as screenings, masks and social distancing. syncreon complies with national, state and local orders.


syncreon - A DP World Company offers exciting and challenging roles within a growing international organization. We strive to hire and develop the right people, locally and globally; stimulating personal growth and self-development within an informal atmosphere. We offer a market competitive compensation package.


About syncreon - A DP World Company 
At syncreon - A DP World Company, we partner with customers, such as Jaguar Land Rover, Harley Davidson, BMW, Dell, Xerox and Canon to provide specialized logistics, operational excellence and value added solutions in: Fulfillment, eCommerce & Value-Add Solutions, Manufacturing Support & Assembly Services, Export Packing, Transportation Management and Reverse, Repair & Service Parts.

We specialize in the design and operation of supply chain solutions for Automotive, Technology, Consumer Home Products, Industrial, Healthcare & MedTech companies. Today we have 14,000+ employees working in 100+ locations worldwide who enjoy our supportive culture, dedication to work-life balance, people development and superb career opportunities.


Candidates chosen to move forward within the Recruitment Process may be required to undergo an assessment and/or submit further background information. Any offers of employment may be conditional on completion of required checks and provision of relevant documentation, in accordance with the applicable local legislation.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

Job Segment: Logistics, ERP, SAP, Supply Chain, Purchasing, Operations, Technology, Finance