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Senior Sourcing Specialist - 18-00063
Ref No.: 18-00063
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Right to Hire
Start Date / End Date: 01/08/2018 to 11/26/2018
Sourcing Strategic Specialist-
Role is located in both NJ/NJ (as needed in either location) 
The position is responsible for leading and delivering enterprise- wide procurement and cost optimization opportunities, capturing cost reduction on Client expenditures for indirect goods and services, and assisting the Manager, Global Procurement with the execution of procurement strategy and business process improvement 
  • Lead the planning and execution of strategic sourcing initiatives using a multi-step sourcing process for prioritized indirect spend categories including Facility Services, Human Resources, Professional Services, Logistics, Business Process Outsourcing, Travel, Information Technology and other categories within the indirect space that may be defined 
  • Develop category specification requirements and scopes of work that is consistent with business requirements and Global Procurement strategy 
  • Utilize analytical expertise to deliver a comprehensive total cost of ownership assisting the business in delivering measurable cost savings.
  • Develop multi-year cost reduction and cost avoidance strategies 
  • Initiate and structure RFI's and RFP's. Participate in supplier negotiations 
  • Develop negotiation strategies based on supplier proposals and spend analytics.
  • Act as the lead negotiator within assigned categories. Manage supplier selection process and provide data and recommendations to ensure informed business awards 
  • Develop and administer contractual agreements in collaboration with business and legal departments. Structure agreements to include all business requirements, statements of work and performance criteria 
  • Identify continuous improvement initiatives. Monitor supply markets and assess opportunities resulting from new technology and product offerings. Keep abreast of business conditions, commodity price trends, currency movement and leading economic indicators that may affect category pricing 
  • Provide oversite and coaching to analytic associate(s) on the indirect procurement team 
  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Economics, or Supply Management 
  • Excellent math and analytical skills 
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of strong category and general procurement experience 
  • Experience in one or more of the following categories: Facility Services, Human Resources, Professional Services, Logistics, Business Process Outsourcing, Travel and Information Technology 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with suppliers 
  • Strong relationship management experience 
  • Experience leading all stages of a structured strategic sourcing process for indirect spend categories across multiple spend areas 
  • Knowledge of Contract Fundamentals 
  • Strong analytical background. Proficient in Microsoft and knowledge of Procurement tools 
  • Abilty to interact with all levels of Management 
  • Masters Degree, CPM or similar certification 
  • Consulting or private equity background a plus