QuEST Global Supply Chain Assistant in Lafayette, Indiana
Supply Chain Assistant
Are you a highly organized and detail oriented professional? Do you have a background in purchasing, preferably in aerospace or defense? Are you a leader who can help others learn what you know? Then QuEST may have the job for you.
Who is QuEST?
Our goal is to become the most recognized and trusted global engineering partner for our customers—Fortune 500 companies in the Aerospace, Defense, Medical Devices, Oil & Gas, Power, and Transportation industries. We know we can find solutions to their most important technical and business challenges they encounter. We aren’t consultants. We help them make their products the most competitive in the world and that’s how we’ve grown to over 12,000 problem solvers in 50 centers around the world. We aspire to be a 100-year company, which doesn’t mean staid and boring, but that we evolve and adapt to create the frontier of the engineering services industry.
QuEST has a track record of scaling services for new customers. We are leveraging that expertise to build a new team in Lafayette, IN supporting one of the largest defense contractors in the country. As a member of this team, you will be on the front lines helping establish the next big account for QuEST. Experienced managers in Delivery will be supporting you and the new team as we launch a team to provide support to our customers’ procurement function.
To be successful in this role, you need a background in procurement and the behavioral skills to influence without authority. You will perform a critical support role in assisting overburdened buyers, allowing them to focus on their core competencies. You will be among the first QuEST team members executing this work for this customer and will need to help new team members come up to speed as the engagement expands. Key to your success is your ability to be proactive in finding solutions to the customer’s problems, overcoming obstacles, and finding opportunities to bring consistency and improvement to the customer’s processes.
We just crossed the 21-year mark, and despite remarkable growth, we have maintained a culture of empowerment at all levels—what we call “intrapreneurial”. You will be part of the decision making to drive continuous improvements so we can stay healthy as a business in a challenging industry. Our focus is on fostering a collaborative environment based on the belief that we can be more effective and achieve more as a team rather than individually.
In this role, you will be performing a range of administrative tasks supporting our customer’s procurement team. This includes acting as a liaison among procurement, suppliers, and engineering. Tasks may include the following:
Gathering information from suppliers and updating systems (delivery dates, shortages, etc.)
Ensuring suppliers & the customer have all paperwork in order so that orders can be placed and parts can be shipped and tracked appropriately
These tasks are representative of the work that will be completed.
We’re excited to talk to you if:
Hold at least an Associate’s Degree.
Have 1-2 years of experience in procurement is preferred, ideally for a manufacturing company.
Have a basic understanding of the full procure to pay process.
Have exposure to ERP systems, SAP preferred.
Are proficient in Microsoft Office tools, especially PowerPoint and Excel.
Work well in a team oriented environment.
Like to work in a fast paced, creative environment without a lot of management over site. You are independent and forward facing.
Enjoy people and dynamic teams with diverse experiences. We have fun together!
Location: Lafayette, IN
Travel: No travel anticipated
Reports to: Team Lead
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