Purchasing Category Specialist

Porsche Cars North AmericaAtlanta, GA

9 months ago


Job Title

Purchasing Category Specialist

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Job Overview

If you make hearts beat faster, your own has to be in the right place.


  • Code number: J000001654
  • Entry level: Professionals
  • Location: Atlanta
  • Organization: Porsche Cars North America


  • Facilitate interdepartmental relationships to achieve both corporate and Procurement objectives
  • Develop request for proposal (RFP) and quote (RFQ) documents in conjunction with business department requirements for obtaining indirect goods and services
  • Analyze and evaluate vendor quotes and proposals to determine the most desirable suppliers based on price, quality, experience, market stability, and capabilities
  • Evaluate vendor performance in relation to established service level objectives
  • Liaise with corporate departments including I.T., Finance, Accounting, Legal, and Executive Management on purchases as necessary
  • Ensure the timely issuance of purchase orders from approved requisitions using Zycus Procure to Pay (P2P) system
  • Manage vendor contracting process via Zycus contract review and lifecycle system tool
  • Promote consistent compliance with Procurement policies/directives and provide educational feedback to business departments where appropriate
  • Manage special projects as assigned
  • All other duties as assigned


  • Education:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Management, Finance, Supply Chain/Logistics preferred
  • Experience:

    • 2-3+ years of related purchasing experience
    • 2+ years automotive manufacturer or industry related experience preferred
    • Finance background helpful
    • Process improvement or project management experience preferred
  • Skills:

    • Strong verbal and written communication skills, in addition to strong collaboration, teamwork and interpersonal skills
    • Comprehensive knowledge of business principles, strategies, and practices
    • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and adaptive to internal processes and change
    • Ability to manage and lead meetings, presentations, and complex timelines.
    • Intermediate computer proficiency, to include but not limited to: Microsoft Office software applications (Word, Excel, Teams, and PowerPoint)
    • Experience working with Zycus or similar P2P application for sourcing, project and contract management
    • Ability to read and interpret contract terms and conditions
    • Basic negotiation skills preferred
  • Competencies:

    • Professionalism
    • Negotiation
    • Initiative
    • Communication (Oral and Written)
    • Relationship Management
    • Consultative Selling Skills
  • Percentage of required travel:

    • Travel required approximately < 10%
  • Schedule/Shift:

    • Monday – Friday: Core business hours
  • Physical requirements:

    • This role routinely uses standard office equipment e.g. computers, phones, etc. in a corporate and/or remote office environment. Must be able to lift up to 15 lbs.
  • Direct reports:

    • No FTE
    • No Contractor
    • No Intern

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  • Logistics Materials And Supply Chain Management26%

  • Marketing9%

  • Business Administration Management And Operations8%

  • Management Science7%

  • Economics5%

  • 52 other majors43%

Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Atlanta, GA | $3,272/mo

  • Housing/Rent$1,410

  • Miscellaneous$889

  • Food$432

  • Transportation$276

  • Utilities$265


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