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Purchasing Associate with fluent Italian or Spanish - Poland  

PerkinElmer (company)

Posted on : 08 March 2017

Project Description

  Job Description : 
  • Coordinates purchasing activities with an internal customer 
  • Provide resolution for non-technical internal customer inquiries 
  • Monitor & respond to email, web portal, voicemail and fax 
  • Follow up to ensure that all questions/requests/customer commitments are responded to or resolved to the customer s satisfaction. 
  • Reviews and analyzes purchase requisitions. 
  • Create Purchase Orders (PO) in SAP for Service Contracts and demand services purchased from other service providers 
  • Follow-up on all Purchase Order requests and inquiries. 
  • Ensure Receipt of service documentation from Suppliers. 
  • Follow up with suppliers on aging purchase orders. 
  • Review, Process and Approve Vendor Invoices for Payment.   
  • Escalate Service delays and invoice discrepancies for resolution. 
  • Records all cost savings such as credits, negotiated discounts, reduced or eliminated travel charges and other savings which reduce the program cost and contribute to the contribution margin. 
  • Identify out-of-scope cost to be charged back to customers. 
  • May recommend cost saving proposals including alternative sourcing. 
  • Interacts closely with suppliers and QA to resolve quality issues.  


 Job Requirements : 
  • B.A/B.S. Degree preferred 
  • Experience in purchasing, procurement, order entry, customer service or logistics 
  • Ability to work effectively within a team and as an individual. 
  • Communicates at least weekly with the Purchasing Team Manager regarding open purchase orders and activities to achieve closure. 
  • Bias for action and high level of commitment to customer. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills. 
  • Organization and time management skills. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Knowledge of SAP desirable. 
  • Understanding of purchase order, billing and invoice processes. 
  • Bilingual required per job posting: English for all positions; 
  • Fluent Italian (C1) for Italian market or Spanish (C1) for Spanish market  

Working with us implies:   
  • Helping to improve the health & safety of people and the environment 
  • Work in a hi-tech, innovative, team oriented, energetic and scientific environment 
  • Career development opportunities in multiple business areas

  Additionally we offer: 
  • Attractive compensation and performance bonus 
  • Recognition & referral awards 
  • Tuition reimbursement program 
  • Language classes 
  • Business, technical and soft skills trainings 
  • Private medical care 
  • Life & accident insurance 
  • Sport programs (individual and team) 
  • CSR activities 
  • Social Fund benefits (Christmas vouchers, vacation and childcare subsidies, cinema tickets, etc.) 
  • Modern office facility including parking lot 
  • Relaxation, gaming and nursery room 
  • Casual dress policy 
  • Fresh fruits served every morning 
  • Bike ride subsidy 

Making a Difference Every Day
  • Backed by an outstanding team of 8,000 employees and located in over 150 countries across the world.
  • Our company is a global leader focused on improving human and environmental health.  
  • We provide our customers with critical knowledge, expertise and innovative detection, imaging, software, and services solutions so that they can make better decisions for better outcomes.   
  • We make a difference everyday  helping scientists, clinicians and governments detect earlier and more accurately to improve the health and safety of people and the environment. 

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