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Strategic Sourcing Manager - HR Services

Waltham   •   USD110,000 - USD130,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Strategic Sourcing Manager with a strong focus on HR spend is the target hire
  • Spend Areas : HR, Benefits, Finance, Contingent Labor, etc.

About Our Client

Large scale global manufacturing firm that typically hires talent from the following industries: medical device, pharmaceuticals, high tech manufacturing, defense, aerospace, or related manufacturing industries in the Waltham, MA area.

Job Description

Department Overview

The Sourcing organization is the functional lead for the procurement of materials and services at this Michael Page client. The department collaborates with internal clients and suppliers managing a multi billion value of annual company spend to develop mutually beneficial total cost solutions for goods (direct) and services (indirect). The department provides the following services to internal clients: procurement of goods and services, strategic sourcing and cost savings, contract management, supplier relationship management, supplier diversity planning, execution and outreach, compliance management, ongoing procurement field support and management of the procure to pay cycle.

Position Summary

We are seeking a Strategic Sourcing Manager - HR Services who is an Expert in Contingent Labor to join our team in Waltham, MA. This position will report to the Head of Indirect Sourcing for Shared Services on the Corporate Sourcing team, and will manage HR spend categories, consolidate and run bid (RFP, RPQ, RFx) events for our company wide HR & Benefits programs working closely with the executive team in Human Resources. The Strategic Sourcing Manager - HR Services position develops and manages sourcing spend categories up to $400M+, (for example: this role is responsible for the negotiation and performance management of key contingent labor contracts at the firm). He or she will develop strategic category plans to optimize cost savings, performance, controls, diversity spend and total cost of ownership for the HR Spend category working in partnership with the Global SVP of Human Resources across various lines of business. The Strategic Sourcing Manager - HR Services will play a key role in the Supplier Relationship Management and Scorecard process with the firm's key suppliers.


- Leads the development of category strategies and creates and maintains category plans
- Leads cross-functional team through strategic sourcing process and development of negotiation strategies.
- Develops and sustains mutually beneficial strategic relationships with key suppliers.
- Develops and reviews performance data with suppliers through scorecarding, driving ongoing value.
- Maintains awareness of industry and market trends through ongoing research.
- Subject matter expert in contingent labor and staff augmentation sourcing.
- Maintains and conducts supplier risk analysis in the contingent labor area

The Successful Applicant


- 7 years of work experience in procurement, sourcing and/or contract management
- Possess Bachelor's degree or 4 years of work experience
- 4 years of experience in contingent labor or staffing
- Experience and knowledge in drafting contracts and scopes of work for services and contingent labor.

- 8 years of work experience in procurement, sourcing and/or contract management
- Possess MBA or equivalent advanced degree
- Possess Six Sigma, CPSM, or related certificate
- Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office
- Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills
- Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills
- Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams
- Demonstrated ability to identify and resolve problems and implementation barriers
- Demonstrated leadership and management skills
- Demonstrated ability to lead mid-complexity projects
- Possess SAP/Ariba proficiency

BA or BS

What's on Offer

Global Firm

Family first culture

Limited work travel

Full ownership of the Spend Category

Annual Bonus incentive