Procurement Specialist


West Palm Beach, FL

Who we are

For more than 40 years, Reworld has been a leader in sustainable waste solutions, providing our customers with innovative solutions that help them achieve carbon-negative outcomes.

Our Vision

Reworld is leading the charge to a carbon-negative future through revolutionary sustainable materials management solutions that reduce, reuse, recycle and reimagine waste for the benefit of society and the environment.

Our Business

Reworld partners with businesses by offering cutting-edge engineering and innovative solutions, to help customers reduce, reuse, recycle and recover value from waste streams and meet or exceed their sustainability goals.

Our Value

Reworld differentiator comes from our ecosystem of technology, facilities and partnerships, trusted by the world’s largest organizations to reimagine waste management for a smarter, more sustainable world.

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About the role

The Procurement Specialist is primarily responsible for managing the local/regional Procurement process in accordance with established Covanta procedures and policies. This role owns all facility Procurement activities from Supplier qualification through performance management and will be responsible for all related supplier onboarding activities as well as assuring compliance with supply scopes, company policies and acceptable business practices. The Specialist develops effective working relationships with Facility Operations, Engineering and Maintenance teams and acts as advisor for all contractual rights and obligations.

Specific accountabilities Include (but are not limited to):

  • Supplier qualification and relationship management

  • Request for Proposal (RFP), bid receipt, market comparisons, evaluation and analysis, and negotiations

  • Coordination and participation in bid review conferences/walk downs

  • Finalization activities (negotiations, awarding of contracts, follow-up, dispute resolutions)

  • Purchase order placement and expediting

  • Leading total cost reduction initiatives. Support supplier quality assurance programs

  • Supplier performance analysis, and contract compliance oversight, to determine necessity for amendments or contracts extensions

  • Compilation of data for preparing cost reporting in support of the annual budgeting process

  • Providing training and instruction to internal clients on Procurement systems

  • Management of supplier interface, strengthening the supplier base through supplier visits and technical conferences

  • Attendance of Corporate and regional Procurement meetings and conferences as required

  • Leading and/or facilitating the activities of facility personnel (End Users) who are engaged in formulating scope of supply

  • Sourcing of maintenance spare parts from other Covanta facilities to maintain the corporate inventory pool to an optimum level between facilities who share common spare parts


  • A Bachelor’s Degree is required; preferably Supply Chain, Finance, or technical discipline.

  • ISM and/or APICS certification is highly desired, but not required.


  • 5+ years of relevant procurement and supply management experience is required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of procurement contracting legal aspects and procurement contracts. Risk management, warranty, and liability

  • Comfort in working between office and highly industrial environments (heat, odor, etc.)

  • High level of safety awareness and championship

  • Strength in developing respectful partnerships with both key stakeholders as well as suppliers

  • Demonstrated negotiation skills with an ability to make decisions based on data and trends

  • An ability to develop and report key performance indicators (KPIs)

  • An understanding of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) modeling, contracts, and change management. Understand the difference between lump-sum and Time & Materials contracting

Our DEI Commitment

Reworld is an Equal Opportunity Employer, has developed an Affirmative Action Program (AAP), and will not discriminate against any qualified applicants because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability (including perceived disability, physical, mental, and/or intellectual disabilities), veteran status, liability for service in the Armed Forces of the United States, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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