Strategic Sourcing Manager - Tech Firm

Cambridge, MA 02142 | Contract

Post Date: 07/30/2018 Job ID: 81101 Specialty: Accounting & Finance

A hot tech firm in Cambridge, MA is seeking a Strategic Sourcing Manager to join their team. In this contract role, you will work closely with suppliers, other members of the procurement team, global business leaders and their finance support teams, accounting team, and employees located around the world. You will manage the process of executing supplier agreements, identify opportunities for and execute sourcing initiatives and perform category analysis in support of assigned categories. This position pays $54/hr. Apply today!

Responsibilities for the Strategic Sourcing Manager:
  • Support the company's objectives and develop a framework for spend analysis and supplier management to better manage the cost and value of goods and services on a global basis
  • Provide oversight of the process of developing agreements with suppliers, and in supplier qualification
  • Identify future sourcing opportunities, defining and implementing strategic sourcing initiatives across the supply base
  • Identify opportunities for supplier sourcing initiatives and category analysis
  • Initiate sourcing initiatives, category analysis, and category strategy development and execution as appropriate
  • Manage supplier negotiations, both as an end-to-end process and as a discrete negotiations
Requirements for the Strategic Sourcing Manager:
  • 8+ years of experience in procurement or strategic sourcing analysis
  • 5+ years of experience in supplier management and negotiation
  • 3+ years of experience with the Microsoft Office suite, with a focus on Excel
  • Proficiency in analysis of large-scale transactional data to identify opportunities for cost savings
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills; ability to gather and analyze business and financial data and formulate effective plans and targets
  • Strong project management skills, able to define, organize, and manage work expectations
  • Experience with indirect procurement
  • Experience in supplier qualification and supplier relationship management processes
  • Proven ability to communicate and influence others at all levels of the organization
  • Oracle R12 and Contract Lifecycle Management tool knowledge is a plus
  • Technology savvy with a strong knowledge working with Microsoft Office
  • Strong organizational skills with great attention to detail
  • Strong multi-tasking and prioritizing skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a customer service focus
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship                      

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