Procurement Specialist

Description We are seeking a motivated and organized Procurement Specialist to join our team on a temporary-to-hire basis. The ideal candidate will have experience in mental health services, including Flex fund purchasing and programs for children with county benefit programs, though this is not a strict requirement. As a Procurement Specialist, you will play a crucial role in procuring items for our regional offices and clients, ensuring the efficient and cost-effective operation of our organization.Responsibilities:+ Source and procure a variety of items for our regional offices and clients, ensuring timely delivery and quality assurance.+ Utilize negotiation and bartering skills to secure favorable pricing and terms with vendors, effectively minimizing costs.+ Manage inventory and tracking of electronics for the IT department, maintaining accurate records and ensuring availability when needed.+ Coordinate the organization, donations, and disposal of items approved by the Department of Mental Health, adhering to guidelines and regulations.+ Provide administrative and clerical support to various departments, assisting with tasks as needed.+ Collaborate with internal teams to understand procurement needs and objectives, optimizing purchasing processes.+ Maintain accurate procurement records, update databases, and prepare reports on procurement activities.+ Stay informed about industry trends, vendor capabilities, and product availability to make informed procurement decisions.+ Ensure compliance with organizational policies and procedures in all procurement activities. Requirements Qualifications:+ Previous experience in procurement, preferably in mental health services or related fields.+ Knowledge of Flex fund purchasing and county benefit programs for children is a plus.+ Strong negotiation and communication skills, with the ability to build effective vendor relationships.+ Proficiency in MS Office Suite and procurement software.+ Highly organized with excellent attention to detail.+ Ability to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively.+ Strong problem-solving skills and ability to adapt to changing requirements.+ Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment.+ Knowledge of inventory management principles is desirable.+ A commitment to upholding ethical procurement practices.If you are a proactive and dedicated professional with a passion for efficient procurement processes, we encourage you to apply for this temporary-to-hire Procurement Specialist position. Your contribution will directly impact the success of our organization and support our mission to provide quality mental health services.Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized talent solutions firm that connects highly qualified job seekers to opportunities at great companies. We offer contract, temporary and permanent placement solutions for finance and accounting, technology, marketing and creative, legal, and administrative and customer support roles.Robert Half puts you in the best position to succeed by advocating on your behalf and promoting you to employers. We provide access to top jobs, competitive compensation and benefits, and free online training. Stay on top of every opportunity – even on the go. Download the Robert Half app ( and get 1-tap apply, instant notifications for AI-matched jobs, and more.All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Benefits are available to contract/temporary professionals, including medical, vision, dental, and life and disability insurance. Hired contract/temporary professionals are also eligible to enroll in our company 401(k) plan. Visit for more information.© 2023 Robert Half. An Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/Disability/Veterans. By clicking “Apply Now,” you’re agreeing to Robert Half’s Terms of Use ( .

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