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Strategic Sourcing Specialist I
Ref No.: 18-20550
Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Description:
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:
The Strategic Sourcing Specialist is responsible for supporting Client’s 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
 
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.

Interested candidates can send your resume at shravanin@lancesoft.com or call on 7038896651