Sr. Sourcing Specialist
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SR. SOURCING SPECIALIST POSITION - REQUIREMENTS and SCOPE Job Location: open to candidate working at either Sunnyvale, CA location or Dallas, TX. (Sunnyvale CA strongly preferred) Start By Date: ASAP Job Classification: Sr. Sourcing Specialist Notation: Temp to Perm (8am â€“ 5pm) Education: â€¢ Minimum undergraduate degree in Procurement, Supply Chain Management, Business, Finance or related discipline required â€¢ MBA preferred, Procurement and Supply Chain Certifications a plus Required Qualifications: â€¢ Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication and presentation skills for effective dealings with internal stakeholders, executive team, suppliers and team members. â€¢ 5 years in Purchasing and Contract Negotiation. Experienced with developing request for proposals, soliciting bids, performing bid analysis, contract negotiation and contract review. â€¢ Recent experience with Oracle 11i Purchasing Module or similar ERP system is required. â€¢ In depth knowledge and experience negotiating a wide range of consulting agreements, subcontract agreements, statement of works including legal terms and conditions. â€¢ Track record of successfully negotiating large national and global contracts resulting in significant savings. â€¢ Expert level working with Excel, Power Point, and Word. Position Overview: Looking for an addition to its Procurement Sourcing Team to take responsibility for professional services purchases from key suppliers. An ideal candidate is someone experienced in â€œindirectâ€ (or MRO) purchasing with deep experience managing a portfolio of categories in the area of services that include professional services, subcontractor services, repair services, market research, HR services, etc. Primary Day to day responsibilities: â€¢ Perform sourcing, negotiation, supplier selection and contract review within assigned supplier and commodity categories. â€¢ Review assigned purchase orders and contracts, negotiate costs and contractual terms prior to PO assurance and contract execution. â€¢ Analyze and interpret data to identify cost saving opportunities and recommend sourcing strategy and contract award decisions. â€¢ Develop sourcing strategy and conduct supplier negotiations with the capability to meet targets, manage concessions and deliver results. â€¢ Manage supplier relationship and improve supplier performance. â€¢ Administer supplier contracts and maintain associated documentations and reports.