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Sourcing Manager
Ref No.: 20-00302
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Job description:
  • Independently negotiates sourcing contracts and manages contract administration for a large quantity of complex contracts in multiple categories, including Facilities Management, Real Estate Project Management, Security Services, and Office Supplies.
  • Determines solutions and actions in response to contract asks and leads more junior team members in identifying contracting issues. Independently implements solutions.
  • May review research findings from more junior Sourcing roles and advises on improvements.
  • Supports the development of demand-side process improvements.
  • Represents sourcing in stakeholder and business partner meetings focused on the assigned categories.
  • Builds category knowledge across multiple complex categories.
  • Negotiates sourcing contracts in multiple complex categories on a daily basis.
  • Independently reviews and analyzes contract asks, effectively communicates requirements and determines solutions and actions in response to contract asks.
  • Serves as the direct point of contact for negotiations with contracting parties.
  • Contracts are often complex and negotiations are often complicated in nature.
  • May enlist support from more junior team members and advise them on contract negotiation improvements.
  • Conducts complex research to support contract negotiations and compiles findings into an appropriate, intuitive format.
  • May review findings compiled by more junior Sourcing roles for accuracy and legibility and advises on improvements.
  • Is responsible for contract administration for a large quantity of complex contracts in multiple categories, including NDAs, complex agreements, SOWs and terminations, among others. Identifies contracting issues and implements solutions.
  • Supports the development of demand-side process improvements in support of contract implementation.
  • Is building a wealth of category knowledge across multiple complex categories.
  • Represents the Senior Sourcing Manager in stakeholder and business partner meetings focused on these categories, as needed.
  • No direct reports.
  • Provides guidance to more junior staff.
  • Contributes to the achievement of business area objectives.
  • Modified based upon local regulations/requirements.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience required.
  • Business or Supply Chain degree preferred.
  • Advanced degree preferred.
  • 7-10 years of total work experience preferred.
  • Understanding of procurement and sourcing processes and practices for the specific categories preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience managing large, complex projects and spend categories preferred.