Procurement Specialist - Regulated Water in Paramus, NJ at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 3/4/2023

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Company Description

Veolia Group aims to be the benchmark company for ecological transformation. With nearly 220,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides game-changing solutions that are both useful and practical for water, waste and energy management. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources and replenish them. In 2021, the Veolia group provided 79 million inhabitants with drinking water and 61 million with sanitation, produced nearly 48 million megawatt hours and recovered 48 million tonnes of waste. Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE) achieved consolidated revenue of 28,508 billion euros in 2021.

Job Description


This role supports VNA through Procurement program activities related to VNA’s regulated business and serves as the initial point of contact for internal stakeholder and vendor support.


  • Provides customer service for regulated business unit with respect to purchasing transactions
    • Advises customers of order status when necessary.
    • Provides one-on-one training as needed for users in the operations teams.
  • Works independently reviewing purchase requisitions, selecting appropriate vendors, and coordinating with department management and requesters. 
  • Dispatches and transmits purchase orders to the vendors in the current version of ERP system.
  • Performs Procurement program administration, troubleshooting and continuous improvement (e.g. Travel, Corporate Cards, etc.) as needed
  • Provides timely resolution of stakeholder questions using direct knowledge of the various purchasing programs or by connecting with the appropriate member of the Procurement team to obtain the answer
  • Updates Preferred Supplier Data in current version of the ERP system as needed
  • Resolves invoice discrepancies where necessary by working with the stakeholders and the appropriate departments (Accounts Payable mainly)
  • Processes consolidated vendor invoices as needed
  • Supports development of procurement process documentation and training as needed
  • Actively contributes to driving continuous improvement within the Purchasing Operations team
  • Performs other related duties as required


Education / Experience / Background

  • High school diploma/GED required 
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Two (2) years of administrative or clerical experience preferred

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Commitment to excellence 
  • Excellent attention to detail 
  • Positive attitude and a team player 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite or GSuite

Additional Information

A subsidiary of Veolia group, Veolia North America (VNA) offers a full spectrum of water, waste and energy management services, including water and wastewater treatment, commercial and hazardous waste collection and disposal, energy consulting and resource recovery. VNA helps commercial, industrial, healthcare, higher education and municipality customers throughout North America. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., Veolia North America has more than 10,000 employees working at more than 350 locations across the continent.

As an inclusive company, Veolia is committed to diversity and gives equal consideration to all applications, without discrimination.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer! All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.