Senior Sourcing Manager ( Outsourcing/Consulting Focus )

Uncategorized Aug 8th, 2017Comments Off on Senior Sourcing Manager ( Outsourcing/Consulting Focus )


Southeast US 

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute sourcing based strategies for responsible areas.
  • Lead cross-functional teams in the execution of sourcing initiatives end to end.
  • Create and develop strong working relationships with key internal and external partners.
  • Consistently create, present and implement process improvements within the organization.
  • Ensure a competitive sourcing environment leading to continuous improvement.
  • Maintain knowledge of market trends including analysis of market drivers, cost structures and technical improvements.
  • Support supplier initiatives including annual cost reductions, supplier consolidation, favorable business terms, etc.


Job Requirements

  • A degree in Business, Operations, Supply Chain Management.  MBA preferred.
  • 5+ years experience in sourcing environment.  Strong background in sourcing professional services and outsourcing/off-shoring.
  • Experience must include negotiating commercial terms and service level agreements for off-shore services performed in multiple international locations.
  • Experience within the technology or financial services industries preferred.
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to assume leadership roles.
  • Supply chain experience managing cross functional teams in a fast pace company.
  • Familiarity with world-class sourcing methods and tools.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Fluent in English.
  • Exceptional ability to solve problems.
  • Ability to be innovative in issues related to strategic sourcing, supplier relations.
  • Strong analytical skills (i.e. cost modeling, quotation analysis, supplier selection).
  • Expertise in the use of Microsoft Office Productivity applications required.


Personal Attributes

  • Motivation:  Must be ambitious, driven, internally motivated, and able to work in a fast-paced environment. Must share the team’s vision of building a world class, global sourcing organization. 
  • Integrity:  Have highest standards of integrity reflected in all external and internal interactions
  • Communication:  Practiced communicator in written, graphical and oral forms, with a collaborative and flexible style.
  • Relationship Builder:  Practiced interpersonal skills, with the ability to create relationships internally and externally.
  • Critical Thinker:  The ability to work through complex situations, making recommendations for solutions


Jeff Flannery
About the Author:

Mr. Flannery has many years of executive search, supply chain consulting experience, supply chain strategy, and process improvement. He has managed consulting projects for several Fortune 500 clients on three continents, including: Raytheon, IBM, Union Bank of California, H.J. Heinz, ConAgra, Eaton, Nestle, and Lucent Technologies. Mr. Flannery holds a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from the University of Northern Iowa and a Masters of Business Administration in Strategy from Indiana University.

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