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  • Strategic Sourcing Manager

    Job Locations US-WI-New Berlin
    Posted Date 1 month ago(3/19/2018 11:39 AM)
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    As the Strategic Sourcing Manager you will lead agency supplier management efforts, including categorization, monitoring, and evaluation of suppliers used by all specialty purchasing groups. As a valued member of the agency support team you will collaborate internally to identify, evaluate and qualify supplier partners, thereby mitigating risk to client deliverables. A problem solver who works proactively to reduce client and agency risk, improve overall supplier results and alleviate bottlenecks through facilitation and dialog. Serve as a mentor who educates agency personnel on negotiation and purchasing best practices.


    WHO YOU ARE //

    You are a Leader

    • Head negotiation plan development including  approach, fallback positions and agency acceptable terms and conditions.
    • Execute contract and pricing negotiations and mentor buyers throughout the agency.
    • Ensure successful delivery of goods and services both on time and within budget
    • Implement and lead regular supplier business review meetings.
    • Drive market intelligence activities.
    • Manage, mentor, coach and provide feedback to direct report(s).
    • Educate client service and support teams on proper sourcing policies and procedures.

    You are a Sourcing Maestro

    • Stay informed of changing environmental, social responsibility and diversity standards, regulations, and laws.
    • Build strong, productive and collaborative working relationships with stakeholders and business partners.
    • Be a technical resource while resolving any supplier grievances, claims, conflicts, product non-conformance or quality issues.
    • Develop and maintain agency supplier diversity plan and metrics
    • Communicate supply chain commitments per MSAs to internal stakeholders responsible for client engagements and non-billable spend to ensure compliance. 

    You are a thought partner

    • Collaborate and work with stakeholders to lead supplier selection activities including RFIs, RFPs and renegotiations.  You will lead the charge in developing strategic sourcing plans/pipeline for next 12 to 24 months.
    • Develop and oversee the categorization, monitoring and evaluation of suppliers.
    • Identify, qualify and approve new suppliers as requested.
    • Actively listen to and engage internal and external clients to uncover relevant information and ensure desired outcomes.
    • Track and communicate aggregated spend and capture the spend targets and ensure they are met or exceeded.

    You are Innovative 

    • Develop best practices that to help drive diversity awareness and metrics.
    • Initiate supplier MSAs or other time-saving legal agreements when appropriate.
    • Monitor and review supplier setups, diversity reporting and spend audits.
    • Identify ways to reduce costs and provide additional value to agency clients and non-billable departments.




    • Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain/Procurement, highly desirable
    • 7+ years of related experience
    • Strong leadership skills and excellent interpersonal and communication skills with proven managerial abilities
    • Self-starter who can build sourcing/procurement credibility within groups not accustomed to working with procurement
    • Expert negotiation skills with a proven track record of savings
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across multi-functional teams
    • Ability to develop strategic sourcing plans and dive deep into contract details ability converting data and findings into applied and specific direction
    • Demonstrated knowledge of purchasing best practices
    • Results-oriented with drive for results
    • Analytical approach to problem solving
    • Excellent organization skills
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and comfortable with managing multiple, complex assignments
    • Clear understanding of quality systems and processes
    • Proficiency with Office applications including Excel, Word and presentation software.



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