Sourcing Manager - Contingent Labor and Professional Services Responsibilities
Role Purpose This strategic sourcing manager will be responsible for leading the sourcing activities for the Contingent Labor and Professional Services Categories. These services will include, but are not limited to, contingent labor (including MSP management), advisory consultants, business process outsourcing and HR Services. The strategic sourcing manager analyzes data and works with internal business partners to identify opportunities, develop strategies, develop and manage RFx's, and negotiate agreements in this area. The strategic sourcing manager will be responsible for ensuring that supplier management processes are established within business units and that the sourcing process is followed for applicable sourcing activities. Must have the ability to think analytically, work independently and manage multiple competing priorities. Responsibilities
Analyze spend data from a variety of sources to develop and implement sourcing strategies.
Negotiate and implement deals that maximize cost savings, improve service levels, mitigate contractual risks, and creates/improves overall value for the category areas mentioned above.
Demonstrate sourcing leadership; communicate and implement fact based sourcing strategies across functions and with various levels of management.
Manage long term strategy, continuous improvement, and day to day operations of the Managed Service Provider program.
Remain abreast of internal and external factors affecting commodity areas; identify opportunities and determine best in class sources of supply.
Continually introduce industry best practices and implement where feasible.
Manage RFx process utilizing sourcing best practices.
Negotiate contracts while maintaining a strong understanding of contracting language and principles.
Develop project plans, deliverables, metrics and milestones. Implement process disciplines and management systems necessary to achieve desired results.
Develop compelling business cases/analyses to drive meaningful change in process or supplier as appropriate to meet sourcing strategy and business objectives.
Lead quarterly supplier reviews with key vendors to ensure progress and compliance with policies and key program objectives. Qualifications/Requirements
Basic Qualifications Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field. Experience in managing a Contingent Labor/ Temporary Labor category, with an emphasis on continuous improvement and management of an MSP solution. Excellent ability to use Microsoft Suite and web based tools. Eligibility Requirements MBA Highly analytical-able to analyze complex data. Effective integrator, collaborator and promoter. Ability to influence toward optimal sourcing outcomes. Ability to work across all functions and levels of an organization in order to influence change.
Communication and Interpersonal skills including crisp verbal skills plus effective listening skills; effective facilitation skills.
Strategic Thinking skills including an ability to make sound business judgments related to strategic supply philosophies, and initiatives.
Skills and flexibility to assume a variety of categories as may be required.
Must be willing to work in New York, NY Desired Characteristics
Experience in Sourcing and managing Business Process Outsourcing services, Financial Services such as card payment services and accounts payable/ accounts receivable services/systems, and Consulting Services.
Strong proficiency in all stages of the sourcing life cycle (from market analysis to procure to pay), especially the negotiation of contractual agreements.
Minimum 5 years procurement experience in a sophisticated sourcing environment.