Procurement Specialist



Procurement Specialist

Do you have experience as a Buyer or working within Procurement? Do you enjoy building relationships with external vendors? Do you enjoy negotiating with vendors to ensure fair pricing? Are you looking for a position that will afford you the opportunity to be in an environment where you have a voice and can truly see the impact of your efforts?


If you answered yes to these questions, we should talk!


Pioneer Industries (an ASSA ABLOY company) is adding a Procurement Specialist to our manufacturing facility in Carlstadt, NJ.  This position will play an integral part of supporting our operational requirements by procuring goods and/or services at a competitive rate and suitable quality within the time necessary time boundaries.


Our team is growing and there has never been a more exciting time to join us. Come be a part of our story because together we are stronger!


What would you do as our Procurement Specialist?

You will manage our procurement process and supply base efficiently and effectively; develop strong relationships with other functional groups; and support organizational goals and objectives.


You would also:

  • Identify, manage and build the relationship and performance of assigned suppliers
  • Procure finished goods required to support daily production requirements and our operations
  • Initiate RFQs, issue purchase orders, and perform necessary follow up to ensure timely delivery of materials
  • Utilize tools/technology such as e-auctions to streamline processes and create a fair yet competitive sourcing process
  • Work with internal customers to develop processes that improve material and supply availability
  • Collect and analyze data to draw conclusions about supplier performance, trends, and opportunities to leverage spend across the organization
  • Participate with other ASSA ABLOY entities on appropriate supply councils and work toward optimal leveraging of spend
  • Troubleshoot invoice discrepancies and perform root cause analysis to reduce number of invoice/pricing errors
  • Utilize various techniques and practices to identify and implement cost savings initiatives; develop accountability with suppliers for year-over-year results
  • Conduct periodic review of supplier performance and action item follow up
  • Monitor Key Performance Metrics and improve performance
  • Assist with assigned reporting and other duties as required
  • Continually promote a safe and harmonious working environment, demonstrating strict adherence to the ASSA ABLOY Code of Conduct and ASSA ABLOY Health & Safety Policy


The Skills and Experience you need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Business or related area
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in purchasing, buying or procurement
  • Previous work experience in a manufacturing/production environment would be a plus
  • Previous working knowledge of an ERP system desired
  • Proficiency in Outlook and Word. Advanced skills in Excel (Pivot Tables, Formulas, etc.) and exposure to PowerPoint
  • Ability to build strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated track record of being a self-starter or being resourceful
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and negotiating skills
  • Previous experience performing analytical and strategic cost reduction activities



What we offer

We are passionate about providing amazing opportunities and benefits, so you can continue and progress a lifelong career with us – here’s what we have to offer:

  • Learning and career development opportunities, whether it’s online learning, management training or enhancing your skills.
  • A competitive salary and incentive schemes.
  • Variety of benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), Flexible Spending, discount portal, recognition and well-being programs … to name just a few!


We review applications regularly, so don’t wait

We are building diverse, inclusive teams, and encourage applications from everyone who can see themselves working with us.

To make sure your personal data is safe, we don’t look at any applications sent by email or post.

If you have any questions about the role or the process, email Stephanie Mandato, Talent Acquisition Manager at



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Carlstadt, NJ, US, 07072

General Management
Mid-senior level

Nearest Major Market: New York City
Nearest Secondary Market: Newark