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Procurement Assistant Manager  (Closed)

Job Title: Procurement Assistant Manager  (Closed)
Our Client: The largest Global Social Enterprise in Korea (Certified by the Ministry of Employment and Labor)
Country: United States
Location: Elizabethtown, KY
Specialisation: Supply Chain
Salary: $50,000-$100,000
Job Reference: 5339
Contact Person: Kamila KANG Senior Recruitment Consultant
Contact Email:
Job Published: 2024-05-22


Procurement Assistant Manager

About Our Client

The company is a social enterprise specializing in supply chain management (SCM) and creating social value in collaboration with its clients. Founded by SK, the company is a sourcing and procurement service company that utilizes its entire revenue to support and connect social enterprises, thereby generating social value. The company primarily focused on procuring maintenance (MRO) products for the EV battery industry etc.

Job Summary

Procurement assistant managers are responsible for sourcing and purchasing the best quality equipment, goods and services at the most competitive prices to enable a company or organization to operate successfully.

Job Description

  • - Supervise daily team activities, providing training and mentoring to team members.
  • - Review, analyze, and negotiate quote packages from suppliers.
  • - Research potential suppliers, develop, and coordinate supplier relationships as needed.
  • - Monitor team members in managing cost analysis for parts, tooling, and supplier expenses, and negotiate pricing professionally with suppliers.
  • - Assist in the development and execution of Supply Chain Management (SCM) plans, conducting evaluations periodically.
  • - Review order specifications to streamline procurement processes and optimize efficiency.
  • - Oversee order flows and monitor Purchase Order (PO) status for timely delivery.
  • - Ensure adherence to standard operating procedures for procurement activities.
  • - Maintain strong relationships with suppliers, internal and external customers, including Sales Managers, to ensure on-time program deliverables.
  • - Analyze sales, purchasing, and lead-time data to establish improvement plans.
  • - Professionally negotiate pricing with customers/vendors.
  • - Regularly communicate with upper management, including HQ, regarding project status and obtain guidance and approval as necessary.
  • - Prepare reports based on procurement activities, inventory, and status.
  • - Respond to supply shortages and supplier-related issues.
  • - Conduct and oversee value engineering initiatives for potential cost savings.
  • - Provide excellent customer service.
  • - Perform other duties as assigned.


  • - Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • - Must be KOR/ENG Bilingual
  • - Bachelor's degree in SCM or a related field
  • - 2-5 years of experience in purchasing/sourcing background
  • - Must be able to work legally without visa sponsorship.

Preferred Skill-Set

  • - Initiative-Taker: Demonstrate a proactive approach in leading procurement services activity, facility management, and identifying opportunities for process improvement.
  • - Interpersonal Excellence: Exhibit strong interpersonal skills, self-motivation, and a solid work ethic to effectively collaborate with team members and external stakeholders.
  • - Adaptability: Thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and adeptly manage time-sensitive deadlines while maintaining attention to detail and quality.
  • - Relationship Building: Build and nurture solid working relationships with all departments and external contacts, fostering a collaborative environment conducive to achieving organizational goals.
  • - Organizational Acumen: Possess exceptional organizational, communication, and time management skills to efficiently coordinate procurement activities, motivate team members, and drive results.

What's On Offer

  • - Health, Dental, Vision, Disability & Life Insurance
  • - 401K (Matching)
  • - PTOs (Vacation, sick, holidays, & parental leaves)

Apply online or feel free to contact us directly for more information about the opportunity. Due to the high volume of applicant, we regret to inform that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Thank you for your understanding.

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