Purchasing Project Manager (Remote - Local Candidates) in Newark, CA at WORLDPAC

Date Posted: 11/23/2021

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Career Description

Job Description

This important project leadership role creates, improves, manages the process and procedures associated with overseeing WORLDPAC’s purchasing operations. 

These purchasing operations include the following tasks:

  • Assemble, analyze, and track supplier performance metrics (fill rate, on time delivery, warranty percentage, shipping practices, etc..)
  • Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in data sets and resolve data conflicts in a timely manner
  • Communicate with suppliers regarding product returns
  • Enhance policy and procedures related to product returns and warranties
  • Conduct process improvement for various warranty and returns procedures
  • Work with suppliers and WP IT department to accelerate the onboarding of supplier EDI capability
  • Prepare reporting documents and presentations to seek approval for new process & procedures, as well as detailed procedure documentation, teammate training, tracking and reporting
  • Research and gain consensus with internal stakeholders to identify needs, seek out ideas, to reduce problems and improve efficiency regarding current and new purchasing operational projects
  • Manage teammates in the department  


  • Ability to verify data-integrity for analysis, analyze data for errors and inconsistencies
  • Proven analytical skills and use of data query tools
  • Work closely with the stakeholders to ensure complete and accurate data information is collected from suppliers and other relevant sources
  • Thorough understanding of Supplier Performance Management:  strategy, KPI’s, evaluation, assessing data
  • Ability to roll up your sleeves and dive into the data analysis using data quality tools, business intelligence tools, etc., to query the data within WP to gather internal data needed for analysis
  • Ability to document, implement, & follow Standard Operating Procedures​
  • Ability to be flexible and work multiple projects in a single day
  • A desire to be a self-starter and drive to find efficiencies to current processes
  • Must demonstrate good organizational and follow-up skills and work independently with minimal supervision, including ability to balance multiple tasks
  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving capabilities and excellent customer service
  • Ability to operate in a complex, rapidly changing environment while adhering to tight schedules
  • Demonstrated ability to balance multiple projects in varying degrees of implementation
  • Willingness and aptitude to quickly learn and use job specific computer applications.
  • Must demonstrate good written and verbal communication skills, including ability to read, analyze and interpret general business information and write business correspondence
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to interact effectively with team members
  • Ability to cultivate relationships across functions in order to achieve business objectives 
  • Automotive experience a plus

Required Skills:

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Robust knowledge of MS Office (Excel, WORD, Power Point)
  • Knowledge of EDI and its implementation (850, 855, 856, 810, 997, etc..)
  • Excellent communicator (written and verbal) as well as good listener
  • Project management experience (formal or practical experience)
  • Ability to document process flow
  • Strong attention-to-detail
  • Experience managing people
  • Capable of assessing current state of operations and functions to improve automation
  • Ability to develop and implement standard operations procedures