Procurement Specialist

  • Location: Rosemead, California
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #76992

An energy and utilities client is looking for a Procurement Specialist who will support the development and optimization of sourcing strategies and continuous improvement initiatives.

Location: Rosemead, CA 91770 (Hybrid)
Position: Procurement Specialist
Duration: 18 months or longer

Shift: M-F, 8-5
Pay Rate: $40/hr. on W2 (Depends on Experience)
***Position is hybrid, 1 day a week with additional as needed per business/client needs.***


  • You will lead/participate in Terms & Conditions negotiations, competitive solicitation, supplier selection, achievement of applicable Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s), contract negotiation and development.
  • Represent the Company as a primary contact in transactions involving the purchase, lease, or licensing of materials, supplies, equipment, services, and/or technology.
  • Participate in and may direct development, negotiation, and procurement of moderately complex purchase orders, change orders, requests for proposals, and contracts/agreements.
  • Negotiate Terms & Conditions and amendments to contracts/agreements as required.
  • Ensure achievement of the best value to the organization by coordinating the bid process and making recommendations for contract awards of moderate value.
  • May participate in or lead strategic sourcing studies, forecasts, and cost projections with moderate impact on business and operational strategy.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with suppliers, as well as corporate managers, supervisory and non-supervisory personnel.
  • Interpret contract provisions, resolves unusual or politically sensitive disputes, and resolves complicated invoice and payment issues.
  • Provide advice, solutions, and recommendations on decisions having moderate to major impact on the organization.
  • May make final decisions consistent with organizational authorization levels.
  • On occasion may provide functional direction to other agents.

Required Skills/Attributes:

  • 3 years of experience in purchasing, contract management and/or negotiating contracts.

Desired Skills:

  •  Experience using SAP software in a purchasing environment, and utilizing Ariba Sourcing, Contracting, and P2P modules.
  • Knowledge and decision-making experience of purchasing practices and policies, and knowledge of procurement contracts and standard terms and conditions.
  • Experience with industry best practices, standards, utility regulations, procedures and compliance as they relate to purchasing.
  • Experience prioritizing and managing multiple projects simultaneously, and analyzing information and making strategic decisions regarding scope, impact, policy, development, and implementation.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Business Administration, Finance, or related field.
  • CPM, CPSM, CPCM, CCCM, and/or PMP certification(s).

About our Client:
Our client is one of the largest electric utilities and a longtime leader in renewable energy and energy efficiency in the United States providing electricity for much of Southern California.

About APR:
Since 1980 APR Consulting, Inc. has provided professional recruiting and contingent workforce solutions to a diverse mix of clients, industries, and skill sets nationwide.
We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity! If you feel your experience is the match for this position please apply today and join our team. We look forward to working with you!


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About APR Consulting
APR Consulting, Inc., is one of the most trusted talent acquisition and workforce solutions providers in the United States. Known for exceptional responsiveness, agile strategies, and consistently high-level talent, the firm has become a go-to for organizations and managed services providers navigating complex change and urgent challenges. Since its founding in 1980, APR has transformed from a California IT-focused staffing firm to a full-service solutions provider filling a wide range of positions and serving over eight industries — including aerospace and defense, healthcare, IT, telecom, hospitality/gaming, sports/entertainment, government, and utilities –– in all 50 states, with a loyal roster of more than 850 specialized professionals.