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We are currently looking for highly motivated individual who want to join a dynamic and fast paced organization going through a major transformation. If you are someone who's looking to bring innovation, contribute ideas and play a part in renewing the global procurement organization we want to hear from you! JOB SUMMARY: Strategic Sourcing Specialist The Strategic Sourcing Specialist is responsible for supporting sourcing activities for Facilities Management and Corporate Services in MA, NY, and RI. Experience should include; category management, supplier relationship management, commercial negotiations, procurement process management and improvement, systems and analytics, market supplier development and a clear, working knowledge of current industry trends. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Category Management • Solid understanding of supplier markets, complexities, and has an overall pertinent vision of procurement needs and practices • Manages and administers contracts for corporate services/indirect spend across the organization • Maintains policies and systems and provides analysis regarding corporate services and indirect spend • With support of the Category Manager, work with Stakeholders to establish clear business needs, apply forward thinking skills to set long term category strategies • Able to execute operationally, complex sourcing activities • Manage the delivery of savings targets • Mastery of transactional sourcing activities • Understands sourcing processes, able to implement more than one option: RFX, e-sourcing or pooling Supplier Relationship Management • Actively focused on maximizing contract values, tracks and reviews its benefits • Encourages and rewards performance by suppliers • Holds suppliers to account for delivery using performance data and strategic business reviews (SBRs) • Demonstrates a collaborative approach in delivering business outcomes • Understands the broad range of environmental and social sustainability reporting Commercial Negotiation • Solid understanding of most contract terms and able to craft terms with legal and management support • Establishes a negotiation plan with clarity of desired outcomes, leveraging specialist support where appropriate • Basic understanding of adversary's position, desired outcomes, and leverage • Able to involve stakeholders in negotiation preparations and events • Successful completion of professional negotiation coursework • 7-Step Sourcing Process knowledge Procurement Process Management and Improvement • Able to identify the appropriate supplier performance measurements (KPIs) • Identify ways to build and improve on existing processes • Typically improve process efficiency by 5-10% over a 6-12 month period • Six Sigma Green Belt or PEx equivalent Systems and Analytics • Demonstrates ability in working with multiple ERP systems: SAP, Oracle, Spend Analytics • Understands how to analyze large data sets and extract valuable information • Able to build quantitative models and support decision making • Evaluate and apply the concept of total cost of ownership (TCO) Market and Supplier Development • Solid understanding of criteria for alternative country sourcing • Able to proactively identify how business needs may be met through alternative country sourcing • Basic understanding of supplier landscape, risks, and benefits in 1-2 global markets • Solid category strategy understanding and the ability to develop your own strategy Qualifications Education: Bachelor's degree (B.A or B.S.) in supply chain, IT, finance or business management required. C.P.M or equivalent certifications preferred. MBA, MS preferred. Experience: Minimum of five (5) years' experience in strategic sourcing, contract negotiations and vendor management. Strong working knowledge of SAP, Oracle, Ariba & P2P systems required.
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Axelon Services, Corp is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.