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Sunoco Logistics Partners LP

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Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Prepare Requests for Quote, Price, & Information proposals. Reviews vendor quotations and makes recommendations for product sourcing. Collaborates with other departments to procure variety of raw materials, outsourced vessels & skids. Responsible for purchases made by the organization. Evaluates and approve vendors and authorize purchases to determine most desirable suppliers. Manage changes to the Agreement and Purchase Orders through proper Change Order process. Expedites orders and requests as needed. Manages and develops suppliers to improve their performance for quality, cost and delivery. Interacts with Vendors and Quality regarding applicable non-conformance matters. Negotiate pricing, commercial terms and conditions of agreements to reduce overall Total Cost of Ownership. Perform audits to ensure compliance with various providers. Conduct market analysis, including research of potential vendors and suppliers. Supports sourcing activities by assisting in the identification of suppliers to provide materials and services at lowest cost while meeting quality standard requirements. (SQDC) Maintain procurement records in SAP through the use of ERP\/MRP. Maintain assigned material stock-levels based on historical usage and forecast. Observe lead-times and communicate with Sales, Engineering & Sr. Management. Review, code, approve and allocate freight charges. Attend internal and external meetings as required. Provide weekly and monthly progress reports, as required. Provide improvement recommendations to relevant processes, procedures, policies and systems. Works with all appropriate parties to resolve and process discrepant material. Provides quick response to production shortages. Ability to lead and influence others via direct & indirect leadership. Effectively present information and respond to questions or service needs from groups of managers, clients, and customers via phone, email, and in person.\u00a0 Communicate effectively with staff, users, and vendors to discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services and determine corrective action. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate both verbally and in writing. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Must adhere to company policies and procedures. Performs other functions\/duties as required Essential Requirements: High School education as a minimum, Bachelor\u2019s degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, or equivalent work experience. 4\u2013 5 years\u2019 purchasing experience within manufacturing, production, or packaging environment Preferred Skills: Must be a team player with integrity, interpersonal, organization and time management skills. Must be able to work well under pressure and able to work independently. Ability to examine Production schedules, check inventory levels, identify and communicate changes in the market or demand that may affect availability or pricing of assigned materials categories. Ability to review of compressor application and design, part drawings and work with engineering preferred. Equal Opportunity Employer\/Disabled\/Veteran

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