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Procurement Analyst

Husch Blackwell LLP is a full-service litigation and business law firm with multiple locations across the United States, serving clients with domestic and international operations. We have an immediate opening for a Procurement Analyst in our Clayton, MO office.

Reports to:
Senior Manager of Procurement

Scope of Responsibilities:

Primarily responsible to ensure the completion of complex procurement functions and asset management process involving the exercise of a greater degree of independent judgment and analysis in support of acquisitions made by the Administrative Departments as assigned by the Senior Manager – Procurement within the Firm, as well as purchases for clients as requested by attorneys. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Ensure compliance with policies and procedures, and/or monitoring sourcing process.
  • Compiles data from a wide variety of sources for the purpose of analyzing spend/usage.
  • Research and analyze new products, market conditions, and trends which may affect pricing and availability of products and services.
  • Responsible for developing appropriate product/service specifications with the help of a business area and procurement management to accurately explain business needs to suppliers. 
  • Initiates or supports sourcing processes by obtaining competitive costs from suppliers through the development, release, and receipt of Requests for Quotations, Request for Proposals, or Request for Information (RFx).
  • Completes assessments of supplier capabilities, and creates complex analyses on comparative costs, features, and terms submitted by suppliers in the RFx process.
  • Develop and present recommendations to the Senior Manager of Procurement and/or business area management, for source selection.
  • Negotiates costs, delivery schedules, and terms, including at times working with staff attorneys, along with Senior Manager of Procurement, to establish contracts with suppliers.
  • Releases Purchase Orders (PO’s) as generated by Procurement Clerks from requisitions.
  • Monitors delivery status, expediting shipments as required, and supplier performance issues, including completing related telephone and written/electronic correspondence.
  • Direct information to applicable Procurement staff to support administration of all acquisition contracts within the various phases of the contract process.
  • Monitor project task reporting to support software licensing & hardware maintenance management processes within the responsibility of the Procurement group, including renewal processing.
  • Performs other duties or projects as requested.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in related field; or combination of education and commensurate work experience required.
  • 3-5 years’ relevant experience required, preferably in a professional services environment.
  • Existing, or capable of developing, in-depth understanding of procurement sourcing with relevant knowledge of technology (hardware/software). 
  • Knowledge of general office procedures and ability to analyze, organize, and prioritize complex detailed problems and make independent decisions required.  

We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, 401K, and much more.  Please send a cover letter, résumé, and salary requirements to: careersclayton huschblackwell.com.

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