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Manager, Strategic Sourcing
Ref No.: 18-01747
Location: chicago, Illinois
Position Type:Contract
Job Category:Everything Else
Benefits:401K, Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Medical Insurance, None, Vision Insurance
Minimum 5 years experience working in purchasing / sourcing. Demonstrated experience in contract administration, contract negotiation, & quality assurance. Experience with e-procurement solutions, especially contract management, e-RFX, supplier performance management, and spend analytics. Desired experience with supplier performance management (e.g., conducting business reviews and reporting supplier scorecards). Experience with improving supplier quality. C.P.M., C.P.S.M. or N.A.C.M. certifications or eligibility preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information. Experience with Change Management. Ability to respond effectively to sensitive issues. Requires advanced knowledge of financial terms and principles. Conducts advanced financial analysis. Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret large data sets. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills. Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite Products and Internet navigation. Experience in working with and managing e-procurement and contracts management platforms. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills with ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. 

We need 2 sourcing managers to cover 2 regional markets - one in Chicago, IL and one in Orange County, CA. The purpose of this position is to manage the development and implementation of regional sourcing strategies for FM services. With a key focus on aggregating and leveraging purchasing power, rationalizing the supply base, increasing operational efficiency, and improving supplier quality. Manages the supplier/contractor certification process including review of requisite experience, legal and organizational structure, financial viability, geographic coverage, insurance requirements and other capabilities. Prepares and maintain contracts with national/regional service providers in accordance with company standards. Develops, manages, coordinates global sourcing processes and practices with internal stakeholders. Develops and manages relationships with national/regional suppliers and contractors and assist in contract negotiations Establishes requirements for and ensure the integrity of centralized procurement database systems. Participates on behalf of the company in approved or sponsored procurement organizations or related initiatives. Develops training programs and assists in training employees in company-wide procurement procedures. Develops regional playbooks and other organizational materials with respect to regional procurement strategies and processes. 

Comments/Special Instructions 
Need 2 resources. One near Orange County, CA. One near Chicago, IL.