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Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Chicago   •   USD80,000 - USD100,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Attractive role in Downtown Chicago with a large, globally-known organization
  • A unique opportunity to drive strategic change in a mature procurement function

About Our Client

Our client is a very large, globally-known leader in their industry, seeking a candidate with sourcing experience in MRO, Capital Projects/Expenditures, Construction/Engineering Services, Energy, Utilities, or related categories. A successful Strategic Sourcing Specialist will be someone who has driven strategy on an independent level, negotiated contracts directly with supply base, and owned their own projects.

Job Description

  • Manages negotiations and provides support to the business in an effort to achieve the ideal balance of quality and cost
  • Evaluates/Qualifies vendors, makes recommendations, and interfaces directly with supply base
  • Leads sourcing activities in coordination with operations and engineering to drive a competitive advantage for the company
  • Communicates and presents requirements & updates to all levels of senior leadership

The Successful Applicant

  • 5-10 years strategic sourcing experience in MRO, Construction/Engineering Services, Energy, Utilities, and related categories/commodities required
  • Possesses superb communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strategic, innovative, and inquisitive thinker with leadership qualities and executive presence
  • Excellent project management skills, possesses ability to work autonomously and drive strategy
  • Proven success in supplier negotiations and stakeholder engagement (both internal and external)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business, Supply Chain, Finance, or related field required

What's on Offer

The compensation for the successful Strategic Sourcing Specialist will be between $80K-$100K, plus annual bonus & benefits, commensurate with candidate experience.