Sourcing Manager - Procurement

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Location
Woburn, MA
Salary
$95,000 - $100,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Date
Dec 05, 2018
Job ID
2644058
The Sourcing Manager will be leading project initiatives with representatives from the functional areas and operations team to source indirect products/services, develop strategies to successfully source and manage programs for Access via sourcing methodology and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to improve business processes and efficiencies.  The ideal candidate will come from a distributed services business and be located in Greater Boston.

Responsibilities:
 

Sourcing / Project Management
  • Manage sourcing initiatives from inception through contract lifecycle
  • Develop and distribute RFPs and RFIs to potential vendors
  • Negotiate price and contract terms with vendors through traditional and progressive means
  • Assist with sales tracking, preparation of annual sourcing plans and business reviews 
 
Analytics
  • Provide in-depth data analysis throughout sourcing process, identify gaps and areas of commonality, and review results with stakeholders and appropriate decision makers
  • Develop commodity expertise through extensive market research and analysis 
 
Relationship Management
  • Develop and manage supplier / vendor relationships
  • Develop and present initiative results analysis and communications to stakeholders
  • Manage contracts from development stage to implementation, ensure pricing and terms compliance through the multi-year project
  • Provide continuous improvement opportunities with both internal and supplier/vendor stakeholders 
 
Ideal Experience
  • Five plus years in project management / business management / business analytics
  • Proven success negotiating with suppliers to secure savings across categories, including real estate, vehicles/fleet and travel.
  • Demonstrated skill in project management and change management, with examples of influencing others to adopt change and realize impact.
  • Expertise in strategic planning and execution; knowledge of contracting, negotiating, change management, structuring corporate purchasing agreements and revenue expectations.  
  • Adept at identifying improvement opportunities, and moving swiftly to implement appropriate changes. Market / supplier analysis, experience in grocery or other retail industry a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA or advanced degree in related discipline preferred.
 
Candidate Qualities
  • Exceedingly bright with a demonstrated ability to negotiate strategically internally and externally.
  • Professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Collaborative and motivational leadership style, with a penchant for leading by example, disciplined action and driving results.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, people management, project management, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to participate in and facilitate group meetings.
  • Travel approximately 10%