Sourcing Specialist II
Posted on: May 28, 2023
Working under general direction, supports the Indirect Sourcing
group in procurement of Indirect Goods & Services including
logistics, facilities, information technology, marketing, travel,
and other indirect goods and services purchased from external
suppliers. Demonstrates the ability to negotiate and/or implements
initiatives that reduce Company costs and/or prevents annual cost
- Plans, researches, and negotiates in the most cost-effective
manner while maintaining quality and meeting business partner
requirements. Demonstrates the ability to negotiate and/or
implements initiatives that reduce Company costs and/or prevents
annual cost increases. Makes decisions consistent with the overall
policies and objectives of the Indirect Sourcing Group and Finance
Division. Utilizes sound logic and business analysis in
- Category Management - Develops and maintain the processes and
infrastructure necessary to support best-in-class procurement
including; effectively managing assigned categories. Partners and
work closely with stakeholders to define sourcing strategies and
annual savings goals. Remains knowledgeable in trends within
assigned categories in order to successfully identify savings or
process improvement opportunities.
- Negotiation - Partners with stakeholder in order to
successfully negotiate agreements that clearly define the business
relationship while still managing the company's risk.
- Contracts - Reviews supplier agreements, ensuring the company's
interests are protected. Works closely with Legal to ensure all
sections of contract comply with company policy. Ensures Delegation
of Authority is met with contract signing.
- Technology - Maximizes effectiveness by utilizing technology
appropriately and wherever possible to achieve team goals. Utilizes
e-sourcing tools per the team instructions, ensuring all policies
and procedures and maintained. Utilizes e-procurement tools for
cutting purchase orders per company policy.
- Stakeholder Management - Effectively secures buy-in at from
stake holders for the Indirect Procurement categories, working in
collaboration to lead the development of strategic plans, tactics,
and project pipelines in order to minimize cost and maximize value
in the procurement process. Provides insight and guidance to
stakeholders regarding value of adopting and complying with
purchasing policies, procedures, tools, and processes.
- Supplier Management - In collaboration with stakeholders,
develops a working knowledge of available suppliers and their
capabilities. Provides ongoing contractual support to stakeholders
regarding supplier contracts. Participates in quarterly business
reviews and assists with supplier or contract issues as needed.
Skills & Experience
Experience: 3+ years in progressively responsible experience in
purchasing as well as exposure to related areas
Education: Bachelor/University Degree in Business, Procurement,
Logistics or a related field
- Must have effective negotiation skills in order to influence
decisions that impact Company bottom-line.
- Must have the ability to effectively interface with internal
and external contacts and have the ability to monitor delicate
- Must have the ability to understand business needs and
strategically plan the most cost-effective solution to goals and
objectives, while balancing the needs of the independent sales
- Must have effective decision-making skills since decisions
impact the financial, employee, or public relations posture of the
organization. Erroneous decisions or recommendations would normally
result in failure to achieve goals critical to the major objectives
of the organization.
- Must have effective organizational, project management, and
time management skills to work effectively with internal and
- Must have effective oral and written communication skills in
order to address purchasing requests, inquiries, and problems,
interface effectively with suppliers, and to act as a liaison
between suppliers and stakeholders.
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