Job TG424: Senior Sourcing Specialist

Closed Supply Chain Jobs May 5th, 2006Comments Off on Job TG424: Senior Sourcing Specialist

Highlights of Senior Sourcing Specialist Position

The Senior Sourcing Specialist will be responsible for evaluating and profiling purchases and in establishing a sourcing plan based on top suppliers and top spend categories.  This plan will drive competitive pricing and terms and a sourcing process that is consistent with Client procurement policies and best practices.

Senior Sourcing Specialist performance will be based on progress against plan – cost reduction achieved, spend influenced in region, compliance to Corporate procurement policies and controls, and his/her ability to establish and maintain positive and credible relationships with key stakeholders in Operations, Finance and Facilities to ensure their participation in sourcing and procurement activities.

Essential Duties

  • Research, analyze, evaluate, and make decisions regarding procurement processes, policies, and strategies
    • Assess strategic importance of commodity category and redefine plans accordingly
    • Determine sourcing options and supply alternatives.
    • Lead structured analysis of supplier industry, economics, and market conditions
    • Identify and qualify supply alternatives
    • Evaluate purchasing patterns and forecast trends
    • Review and approve vendor selection criteria
    • Evaluate vendor responses and select finalists
  • Communication and Stakeholder Management:
    • Lead and/or generate Request for Proposal materials, and communicate to vendors
    • Articulate Client procurement policies and standards. Encourage and enforce compliance
    • Effectively communicate the impact of sourcing decisions to management and employees as appropriate. Actively enroll their support
    • Maintain contact with chosen vendors
    • Interview and negotiate with potential and chosen vendors
  • Develop and coordinate sourcing activities:
    • Conduct Request for Information (RFI) and RFP processes
    • Determine the decision criteria
    • Approve vendor choice
  • Coordinate and control cost:
    • Oversee the sourcing process to select and maintain vendors that provide maximum value
    • Appropriately escalate non-compliance situations
    • Produce plan updates and other tools to help others plan for cost containment
  • Participate in additional projects as needed or directed by management

Qualifications and/or Requirements

  • BA/BS or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years in purchasing/procurement environment.
  • Experience leading negotiations and contracting for various types of goods and services, including office supplies, copiers, site specific facility contracts, supplemental staffing, professional services and other indirect categories
  • Proven ability to manage multiple, concurrent projects and teams
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to organize and communicate for written and oral presentations to various organizational levels and supplier audiences

Teldar Group
About the Author:

The Teldar Group is an Executive Search and Recruiting Firm specializing in placing professionals in Procurement, Strategic Sourcing, Purchasing, Logistics and Supply Chain positions.

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