Systems Coordination Specialist

Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga, TN
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Role Summary:

The role of the Systems Coordination Specialist is to be the Subject Matter Expert for assigned Purchasing Systems & Processes. This includes new systems roll-out and implementation (i.e. Project Leader), acting as a Process Owner and maintaining & optimizing Purchasing processes, and daily operational support of systems and reporting.

Role Responsibilities:

Operational (50%)

* Support local Purchasing Team Members with Systems & Process operations. Escalate top problems through Group Support teams, and follow through until resolution.

* Maintain and deliver training material to ensure understanding and adherence to the process for all team members.

* Responsible to report Key Performance Indicators for all areas of Purchasing.

Process Optimization (25%)

* Responsible to identify weaknesses and inefficiencies in current processes, and lead activities to find solutions to these problems.

* Document new processes & present results of process improvements at top management level within VWGoA.

* Train team members on the new process and ensure standard work is being followed.

Systems Roll-Out (25%)

* Responsible to coordinate the implementation of Purchasing Systems and Processes within the Purchasing department. This includes the establishment of a Project Launch Plan, Organization of resources, process documentation, and Team Member training.


Years of Experience:

3 - 5 years


Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Supply Chain, Finance or related field / experience required.

MBA desired

Skills: General skills needed to perform the job:

* Analytical and conceptual thinking – using logic and reason, creative and strategic

* Strong Communication skills – interpersonal, presentation and written

* Computer savvy – skilled in the use of Microsoft suite programs

* Integration – joining people, processes or systems

* Influencing and negotiation skills – Able to negotiate multi-million dollar aftermarket programs.

Specialized Skills required:

* Knowledge of Process Development & Systems Application to Business needs.

* Familiar with Purchasing processes / Finance Processes

* Strong Project Management Skills

Specialized Skills desired:

* Experience with Systems or Process implementation.

* Experience to present & communicate strategic recommendations to Senior-level management.

Work Flexibility:

Travel up to 10% domestically & internationally