Procurement Specialist - Buyer

Alyeska Pipeline Service Company   Anchorage, AK   Full-time     Supply Chain / Logistics
Posted on August 25, 2021
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Alyeska Pipeline Service Company is recruiting for a capable, energetic, experienced


in Anchorage, Alaska

Alyeska offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including:

competitive salary with incentive pay, 401(k) match, company pension,

generous paid leave, and comprehensive health care options.


Accountabilities and Specific Requirements:        

Under general direction of the Purchasing Supervisor the Procurement Specialist is accountable for the following: 

  • Purchasing engineered and non-engineered materials and equipment in support of all areas, companywide (i.e. warehouse, operations, maintenance etc.) for the Pipeline, Valdez and SERVS
  • Leading the competitive bidding process including drafting procurement language, preparing bid packages, obtaining bids, performing evaluations (leading a cross-functional evaluation teams), and preparing award recommendations & execute purchase order agreements 
  • Developing and implementing formal procurement strategies depending on purchase value
  • Coordinating and leading negotiations for material orders
  • Serving as a liaison between Alyeska and material requesters, engineering, suppliers, and manufacturers.
  • Advising and coaching across the organization during procurement negotiations, implementation, dispute resolution, through closure of purchase orders
  • Completing the Purchase Order commercial transaction to closure, including order expediting and documentation of PO files
  • Identifying and evaluating procurement efficiencies and improvements
  • Proficient in managing multiple projects and priorities with the ability to react quickly to changes in priorities, scope and/or timelines
  • Ability to analyze issues, identify business impacts, legal implications and provide recommendations on strategy / approach
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with individuals and groups to build value-based relationships and drive results

Minimum Qualifications:     

  • Applicants must meet or exceed these minimum job requirements to apply for this position.
  • Associate Degree in Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Law Studies, or other related discipline
  • Two (2) years of related experience in Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Law, or other related discipline
  • Strong knowledge of commercial procurement practices and principles
  • Strong analytical and negotiation skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with team members as well as internal and external stakeholders
  • Advanced user in Microsoft desktop productivity tools, particularly Word and Excel
  • Experience with ERP or related systems

Work experience above the minimum may be considered as a substitute for all or part of the formal educational requirements. 

Alyeska Pipeline Service Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer

that values diversity in a drug and alcohol-free workplace.