Procurement Specialist

Posted 3 weeks ago

About LC Drives:  Located in Potsdam, NY, LC Drives was founded in 2012 to pursue the development of innovative electric motors and generators with industry leading power density.  The Company’s patented heat removal and manufacturing processes enable the design and manufacturing of electric motors with half the weight and size of conventional motors.  Initial markets include marine, industrial, transportation, and wind. The company is seeking team members energized by a fast paced, collaborative, rapidly changing, and intellectually challenging work environment.

Position Description:  

LC Drives is looking for a dynamic, results driven individual to join the Operations Team as a Procurement Specialist. The position responsibilities will be commensurate with skills/experience and involve:

  • Researching and identifying prospective suppliers
  • Liaising with internal project teams and maintaining strong supplier relations
  • Evaluating products and suppliers according to key business criteria
  • Preparing proposals, requesting quotes, and negotiating purchase terms and conditions including mode of shipping and delivery time
  • Preparing and issuing purchase orders and agreements
  • Monitoring supplier performance and resolving issues and concerns
  • Inspecting and evaluating the quality of purchased items and resolving shortcomings
  • Checks invoices for accuracy and authorizes the accounts payable department to issue payment
  • Analyzing industry and demand trends and supporting senior management with the development and implementation of sourcing strategies
  • Preparing reports and maintaining accurate inventory and procurement records
  • Complying with company policies, procedures, and regulatory standards


Experience / Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Management or Supply Chain Management or Business Administration
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Ability to routinely work in a hands-on manner 
  • Ability to work flexible hours to support multi-shift operation if necessary
  • Ability to work under limited supervision 
  • Collaborative team player 


  • Competitive salary
  • LC Drives benefits

Location:  Potsdam, NY

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