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J.B. Hunt Transport Procurement Specialist I in Lowell, Arkansas

Job Title:

Procurement Specialist I




United States of America





Full/Part Time:

Full time

Job Summary:

Under limited supervision, the incumbent has strategic responsibility for J.B. Hunt’s portfolio of capital expenditures and other corporate spend. Under the leadership of the Director or Procurement and Manager of Office Services, Procurement Specialist will partner with the business to maximize company value by procuring goods and services through effective procurement practices, meeting business requirements, managing supplier relations, practicing innovative negotiation and buying methods, and efficiently paying suppliers according to agreed terms.

Job Description:

  • Strategic Sourcing: Manage assigned spend categories across all business units. Compile, review, and meet or exceed business unit’s requirements (demand, cost, quality, service). Ensure sufficient business unit support for sourcing strategies and category/supplier implementation plans. Manage the strategic sourcing process, including stakeholder management, spend analytics, preparation and execution of negotiations, and development of final supplier recommendations.

  • Supplier Management: Leverage key supplier performance indicators into contracting strategies. Manage off-cycle contract negotiations and renewals to minimize business risks and costs. Ensure well planned and seamless transition of negotiation/contracting phase to implementation phase. Ensure suppliers are performing to their contracted obligations and meeting business unit expectations.

  • Procurement Operations: Provide accurate, efficient, user-friendly procurement services to the company, including P2P and supporting transactional services, such as an online catalog system, contract compliance validation of invoices, and invoice processing automation. Establish and periodically review all P2P processes to ensure effective lifecycle operations. Review, update, and ensure system controls and reporting are in place to monitor/ensure compliance with P2P policies and best practices. Ensure system data integrity through appropriate internal controls. Ensure compliance to the laws, regulations, and ethical standards set by the company and applicable regulatory agencies.

  • Technology Support: Provide support for procurement related technology solutions, including, where applicable, contract management, inventory management, catalog management, procurement operations and administration, as well as interfacing with all upstream or downstream systems, such as accounts payable. Maintain expert-level knowledge of all existing capabilities to ensure maximum leverage of technology investments. Support systems implementation including user testing, integration testing, and process documentation.

  • Analysis, Reporting & Business Intelligence: Provide regular reporting and analysis to stakeholders regarding the company's procurement activities, spend profile, savings results, and risk mitigation activities. Provide spend analytics at various levels to support strategic sourcing opportunities. Pursue proactive monitoring and reporting of KPIs to anticipate and minimize performance issues.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree AND 3+ years’ experience in procurement and supply chain management

  • Experience with spend analytics, strategic sourcing, supplier management, negotiation, and category management

  • Expert-level financial, quantitative, and analytical skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with SQL and extracting data from structured data sources is a plus

  • Experience with one or more enterprise procurement systems a plus

  • Expert-level experience with Microsoft Excel and ability to leverage where necessary other reporting and analysis tools


Work Experience:

Job Opening ID:

00350898 Procurement Specialist I (Open)

“This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.”

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Why J.B. Hunt?

We take our investment in you seriously - our future success depends on you. Be an innovator with a leading transportation company and work alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry. At J.B. Hunt, we strongly believe in promoting from within based on performance and potential, the sky is the limit for your career.

What are we looking for?

We look for high-energy, forward-thinking individuals who are interested in a career with a leader in the transportation industry. We seek exceptional people of diverse backgrounds who have the vision to carry our business forward. J.B. Hunt offers a variety of opportunities spanning across the nation.

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. affirms its belief in equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment in all terms and conditions of employment. J.B. Hunt is committed to both the spirit and the letter of affirmative action law and continues its good-faith efforts to comply with all applicable government laws and regulations. The company is committed to basing employment decisions on the principles of equal employment opportunity. J.B. Hunt will recruit, hire, compensate, offer benefits to, upgrade, train, layoff, terminate, and/or promote individuals without discrimination in regards to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a qualified individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran, or other bases by applicable law.

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. offers reasonable accommodation in the employment process for individuals with disabilities. If you need assistance in the application process due to a disability, you may request accommodation at any time by calling 1-800-777-4968.