Company Description

PQ is a leading global provider of silicates, silicas and derivative products. PQ’s products are used in a wide variety of industrial processes and many customer products, from decorative paints to green cement, from clean drinking water to green tires and from toothpaste to biofuels and beer.

Ideal candidates resonate with PQ’s Core Values of Integrity, Sustainability, People, Customer Focus and Safety.  Successful employees embrace and model these values in their behaviors and actions.

    Job Description

    The IT Procurement Specialist will work closely with IT Teams both globally and locally to provide IT Procurement support to IT Teams on services, hardware, infrastructure, telecom and software application projects (as applicable) and track both OpEx and CapEx budget against actuals and forecast.

    Essential Functions

    • Provide sourcing support for services, software, and hardware for CapEx and OpEx projects
    • Manage purchase order, release process, good receipts, and vendor payments
    • Track software licenses and current usage, support vendor audits
    • Assist in developing system specifications and/or scopes of work with internal customer
    • Initiate/organize and leads the negotiations with suppliers according to the desired objectives
    • Manage IT OpEx (Procurement related) and CapEx forecast process
    • Manage financial forecast for Global IT and track OpEx (Procurement related) and CapEx against budget and actuals
    • Coordinate with Accounts Payables for vendor payments
    • Assist with IT annual budget process
    • Perform other related duties as assigned
    Qualifications
    • Strong analytical skills and financial knowledge
    • Solid operational management and proficient business skills (excel, power point, word)
    • Minimum of 3-5 years of progressive experience in IT procurement
    • SAP knowledge for tracking budgets, actuals, forecast is desirable

    Skills and Abilities

    • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills.
    • Self-motivated, well-organized, and detail oriented.
    • Adapting personal style to effectively interact with a huge variety of people
    • Work in multicultural and multifunctional teams and network
    • Leadership skills to collaborate with business and functional partners like IT, Finance, HR, Legal, etc.
    Additional Information

    EHS Responsibilities

    • Communicates, promotes and personally demonstrates Safety/Health (including PQP Principles) as #1 priority
    • Participation in risk assessment audits as applicable
    • Understand PQ Principles (PQP) and how they are implemented in the site organization, rules and procedures
    • Completes HSE training requirements identified for the job in a timely manner

    PQ is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics. Click on the link to read Know Your Rights: Workplace discrimination is illegal (eeoc.gov). For more information, please review the link Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal | U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (eeoc.gov).

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