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Junior Procurement Specialist

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On-site: Kyiv
Flexible Schedule
Full time

We're looking for a detail-oriented Junior Procurement Specialist based in Kyiv to help us with our existing processes and make thought-through purchasing decisions based on research. To succeed in this role, you need to be both a great negotiator and have an analytical mindset. If structuring things is an integral part of your personality - apply today!

*We are looking for someone who will be working from our Kyiv office

Your skills

  • Work experience in Procurement, Project or Office Management
  • Outstanding attention to detail, strong skills in verbal information analysis (mostly related to legal and financial documents)
  • Data-driven approach (decisions based on data and facts, not emotions/assumptions)
  • Experience in conducting different kinds of research (comparison matrix creation, interviews with stakeholders and requesters, etc.)
  • Software literacy (experience with GSuite/MS Office and Google Sheets/Excel skills)
  • Fluent English and Ukrainian (both writing and speaking)
  • Profound negotiation and communication skills
  • Fast-learning ability
  • Proactiveness and ability to work with multiple contexts

Would be a plus

  • Experience or basic knowledge of how to work with accounting documents
  • Background or education in finances, economics, legal or other related areas
  • Experience with ERPs (such as Odoo, SAP, NetSuite, Epicor, Microsoft Dynamics 365)

Your responsibilities

  • Assisting with all aspects of purchasing, researching, and conducting interviews with Railswarians in different locations. Shape comparison matrices to evaluate various options and prepare budgets when needed
  • Providing support with managing contracts, reviews, processes, and legal documents and agreements
  • Manage suppliers in order to make sure the service is delivered according to the agreed terms and conditions
  • Act as the point of contact for the Railsware team regarding procurement issues
  • Manage the Railsware office in Kyiv - organize maintenance and ensure that the office operates optimally with all necessary tools and equipment
  • Maintain and work with existing inventory, databases, processes and refactor them once needed to reduce cycle time
  • Keep useful vendor database up to date and consult requesters on it
  • Participation in weekly team meetings and contribution to continuous improvement of existing processes
  • Provide support and maintain volunteer activities

and Perks

As a part of our life-work balance, we want Railswarians to live an active and wholesome life. That’s why we take perks pretty seriously.
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  • Competitive compensation
    Let's face it: in a late capitalistic world, getting paid well certainly doesn't hurt.
  • Growth opportunities
    Outline your growth and development plan, expand your skills, knowledge, and career horizons in a supportive and innovative environment.
  • Remote and flexible schedule
    Railswarians live in more than 25 countries with different time zones. All of them are free to choose their most productive work time and place.
  • Smart Expense policy
    There's an additional sum allocated to help you set up your workstation, improve your health, and learn whatever you want and how you want. No. Questions. Asked.
  • Secure hardware and equipment
    Your productivity is our priority. Once you join Railsware, you’ll get secure equipment of your choice.
  • 34 Paid days off
    Railswarians rest 24 days per year + 10 days to cover your national holidays.
  • Regular online and offline gatherings
    We frequently meet online and offline to get acquainted, collaborate, build a network, and have fun together.