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Purchasing Team Leader Jupiter, FL Competitive plus Great Benefits

Purchasing Team Leader

Location: Jupiter, FL |
Salary: Competitive plus Great Benefits |
Posted: 30 Jun 2020 |
Closes: 30 Jul 2020 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Business Unit: US Secure Solutions |
Region / Division: North America |
Reference: G4S/TP/710250/193738

Job Introduction:

The world's leading private security organization, G4S, has an immediate job opportunity for a Purchasing Team Leader.  The primary function of this position is to assist the SVP of Procurement, Americas by managing the Procurement Shared Services Centre (PSSC) and purchasing activities with an initial core focus on USA supply chain and ultimately for all countries in the Americas region, to ensure the price paid to suppliers is optimum. This will be achieved through the procurement channel strategy, including catalogues and demand management. 

The Purchasing Team Leader is directly responsible for successful delivery of process transformation, change management, adoption of purchasing channel initiatives enabling the Procurement organization clear visibility and efficient use of the financial and required data to drive breakthrough performance in cost savings, and efficiencies at both individual country and region level. 

The Purchasing Team Leader will manage and direct a team in the USA under the Javelin Blueprint, including Purchasing Administrator, Catalog Administrator, Vendor Master Data Administrator. This role will work closely with Senior Procurement Leadership in the Region establishing priorities and acceptable timelines.

G4S is a security provider for the United States government, fortune 500 companies, nuclear power plants, oil and gas companies, airport, ports, banks, hospitals, factories, warehouses, commercial facilities, residential communities and much more.

As a full time employee of G4S, you will be entitled to the following benefits:

  • Major Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Paid vacation
  • 401K
  • Opportunities for additional training to aid in your professional development


As an employee you will also be able to participate in the Promote Me! Community. Promote Me! is available to interested current employees as a way to express interest in further advancement, as well as gain information and encourage professional development.

Further, as a current employee you will be eligible to participate in large group rates for the following benefits:

  • Critical Illness
  • Accident Insurance
  • Whole Life Insurance
  • Individual Short-Term Disability
  • Pre-Paid Legal Services
  • Identity Theft Services
  • Pet Insurance


In addition, G4S provides benefits that are automatically available to all full or part-time employees, whether you enroll in a G4S insurance plan or not. And with no premiums to pay!

  • RxCut Pharmacy Discount Program
  • Doctor on Demand
  • Qualsight LASIK Savings
  • Perks at Work: G4S Employee Discount Program
  • Alliant Credit Union
  • Purchasing Power
  • Active & Fit: G4S Fitness Center Membership
  • FinFit: Financial Wellness Program
  • DailyPay: Access your pay when you need it


G4S offers job security, excellent pay and benefits, and career opportunities. We offer entry level careers, management careers, sales careers and executive careers across the United States and internationally.

Role Responsibility:

Specific Duties and Essential Functions

  • Defining, building, and monitoring critical metrics and performance measurement of the PSSC at country/regional level
  • General Human Resources management; including selection and placement, performance reviews, attendance management, conflict resolution
  • Develop and implement method of measuring the effectiveness of training programs
  • Coordinate, develop, deliver, and manage employee training and development programs; conducts needs assessments; identifies training needs; develops and/or customizes training courses, content and materials; oversees and delivers training; evaluates effectiveness; and makes adjustments as necessary to improve training and outcomes
  • Building positive relationships with both internal customers and vendors
  • Liaising with finance and operations functions across the Americas to improve compliance to the PSSC process/policy
  • Vendor pre-qualifying and vetting, P2P channel configuring, implementation of catalogues, use of purchasing card, target setting, and establishing critical metrics for the Purchasing Shared Service Centre throughout the USA Oracle ERP implementation period
  • Owning and implementing ongoing compliance standards for registered vendors
  • Establishing and implementing the PSSC Service Descriptions with business units across the Americas
  • Analyzing issues and complaints root cause, and establishing a continuous improvement culture in the local Procurement teams
    Identifying new tender opportunities and lead negotiations/tenders up to $50k
  • Providing monthly spend reporting and performance review with nominated representatives from the Americas business units and Procurement
  • Owning the contract database, minimum financial controls, vendor due diligence, credit checks, and compliance reports performed for the business
  • Maintaining existing vendors’ master data integrity
  • Ensuring compliance with regulatory and internal policy including financial control (audit)
  • Continuously monitoring and improving the PSSC team operation in line with benchmarked best practice, customer needs and Finance strategy
  • Review PSSC volumetrics to assess trends and ensure effective resource planning 
  • Maintaining responsibility for the recruitment and retention of PSSC team members in the USA
  • Creating a professional environment through good leadership and promoting achievement orientated teams
  • Actively promote equality, diversity, and inclusion within the PSSC team, and lead the team in a manner consistent with these principles

The Ideal Candidate:

Education, Licenses and Certifications Required

  • Must possess one or more of the following:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management, Accounting, or related field
    • Associate’s degree in Business Administration, Management, Accounting, or related field with a minimum of two (2) years of Purchasing experience

Type and Length of Specific Experience Required

  • Must possess experience in a centralized high volume Purchasing environment
  • Work experience to include demonstration of each of the following:
    • A comprehensive understanding of Oracle (or similar) ERP system and specifically the Requisition to Payment cycle
    • The ability to communicate to all levels of business and foster an open and productive business partnership with internal customers and external customers alike
    • Attention to detail to ensure compliance to order channel requirements
    • Problem solving and effective communication skills

Skills Required

  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications
  • Forecasting, predicting
  • Active listening
  • Assess and evaluate situations effectively
  • Identify critical issues quickly and accurately
  • Research, investigate, compile information
  • Write informatively, clearly and accurately 
  • Attending to detail
  • Setting and achieving goals
  • Planning and organizing
  • Problem solving
  • Coaching, mentoring, motivating
  • Encourage effective teamwork
  • Synthesize facts, concepts, principles
  • Compile, sort, and interpret data
  • Mediate conflict with tact, diplomacy
  • Effective time management
  • Strong business acumen


  • Must be at least 18 years old or the minimum age required by the state, if higher
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or a foreign citizen authorized to legally work in the United States
  • Must possess a strong understanding of procurement shared services and its challenges, and possess the ability to translate this knowledge into solutions 
  • Must possess the ability to interface with internal clients and external customers on a daily basis and build relationships as an integral member of a corporate Procurement team
  •  Must possess strong skills in MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint
  • Must possess an understanding of Oracle and/or other Finance systems
  • Must possess an understanding of the complexity of Requisition to Payment processes
  • Subject to a drug screen to the extent permitted by law
  • Must be able to provide, upon job offer, a DD214 discharge document with discharge status indicated, if prior military

Physical Requirements and Environment

Environment: Office; no exposure to extreme temperatures is expected

Major activity: Working on PC while sitting;  telephone use

Physical efforts to carry out job duties: Limited, to include some standing, bending, limited stretching and reaching.

About the Company:

EOE Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

G4S is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
and an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace

G4S will consider qualified applications with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

If you have any questions regarding Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action or Diversity and Inclusion, or have difficulty using the online system and require an alternate method to apply, please contact our Corporate Human Resources Department at (800) 506-6265.

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