Purchasing Specialist

Navionics is hiring a Purchasing Specialist to develop and manage the acquisition, execution and lifecycle of HR and Facilities related to products and services.

You must drive performance to meet world-class levels in supplying Quality, Cost, Delivery and Service (QCDS) while consistently demonstrating exemplary customer service with internal customers and suppliers owning the vendor relationships.


What you’ll do:

- Exemplify Navionics’ Mission, Vision, Values and lead by example in order to proactively work to improve Navionics image and culture
- Cultivate a strong customer service culture in your function
- Apply a sense of urgency, commitment and focus on the right priorities
- Understand the various needs, strategies, and objectives of internal customers
- Work closely with HR team to develop new sources of supply in support of products and services and in compliance with GDPR requirements
- Support other Navionics sites, as requested, in supply development and management of HR and Facilities commodities and services
- Manage the planning, ordering and delivery of various products and services to ensure on-time delivery across all levels of the organization
- Prepare cost price analysis for various supplier agreements and projects
- Has knowledge of department processes and procedures, work instructions and training requirements for the HR and Facilities team in environmental and safety programs
- Continued improvement to ensure departmental goals and metrics are met
- Leads the execution of benefits administration activities to support health & welfare plans, retirement plans, educational assistance and voluntary benefits
- Designs and executes benefit communication campaigns
- Owns benefit vendor relationships and directs vendors in plan administration
- Leads benefit enrollment processes including systems/applications, data transfer to vendors and Payroll and reporting Identify and implement process improvements to continuously improve efficiency and customer service
- Serves as a change agent for the organization, driving buy-in and alignment
- Provides information, advice and counsel to associates regarding highly complex HR and benefits questions
- Provides leadership and guidance to less experienced team members to ensure compliance with HR benefits, purchasing or facility related legislation and policies, escalating complex issues to HR management and Legal when needed
- Manage all aspects of the maintenance of the building (electrician, plumber, fixtures expert, cleaning company, etc.) including condominium management
- Responsible for the management of RSPP (safety advisor) including drafting and implementing safety procedures and documents and ensures that such measures are duly applied (e.g. DUVRI, safety procedures)
- Supports the HR team in planning and managing all mandatory training classes and statutory medical checks


Other responsibilities:

- Perform other job-related duties as assigned
- Support all activities as assigned during absence of peers or management
- Attend and participate in meetings, training classes, presentations, and seminars that pertain to assigned responsibilities


What you’ll need:

-Bachelor’s degree AND 5 years’ experience performing a role substantially similar to the essential functions of this job description OR Associates degree and 7 years’ experience performing a role substantially similar to the essential functions of this job description OR 10 years combined education and experience performing a role substantially similar to the essential functions of this job description
- Must demonstrate strong verbal and written fluency in English and negotiating and analytical skills
- Must demonstrate a proven track record of the ability to prioritize, organize and multitask in a flexible, fast paced and challenging environment to effectively meet deadlines
- Must be a motivated self-starter
- Must have a demonstrated high level of interpersonal and communication skills to work across functional and organizational lines with uncompromising ethics
- Demonstrated proficient computer skills using Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Must demonstrate a have a high level of interpersonal and communication skills to work across functional and organizational lines
- Demonstrates strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills including fluency in the language of business administration and senior leaders
- Demonstrates a consistent focus on accountability and achievement of HR strategic and tactical goals with a proven track record in delivering high quality solutions on time and within the budget
- Demonstrates the ability to assess business situations and recommend suggestions for improving business results and team execution of HR strategies
- Must possess demonstrated effective presentation skills and public speaking ability
- Must demonstrate proven experience handling confidential Human Resources matters


The Company

Navionics, a Garmin® Ltd. company, develops and manufactures electronic navigation charts of marine areas, lakes and rivers around the world for use in GPS chart plotters and mobile devices. You can find us in the App Stores or at www.navionics.com


Navionics is a part of the Garmin group of companies. At Garmin, we like to work hard and play hard. It comes easy when you work on cool products with hard-working individuals who share the same passion. See more at www.garmin.com. Many exciting things are happening at Garmin and people are taking notice: Garmin was ranked as one of the 500 World’s Best Employers in 2017 and in the top three most reputable tech companies (U.S. Reputation Institute, 2018). More recently Garmin was ranked 5th in the list of America’s Best Employers in the large company category and received the highest ranking of any tech company in the list.