Strategic Sourcing Specialist - Direct Materials - West Suburbs

Downers Grove Permanent USD90,000 - USD115,000
  • Ability to make an immediate impact with a large global manufacturer
  • Great benefits - Tuition Reimbursement, 10% 401k match

About Our Client

My client is a $30Bn diversified manufacturer with a global scale and reach. My client fosters a collaborative and fast-paced sourcing environment where candidates with an entrepreneurial spirit and a professionally aggressive mindset will adapt well.
In addition, my client provides an excellent workplace environment, remote flexibility, and strong benefits. Currently my client offers significant remote flexibility (candidates must be local to Chicago, though, for occasional visits to the office as required). On top of all that is a 10% 401(k) match and amazing benefits to complement that.

Job Description

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

Description

  • Manage and lead multiple medium-to-large sourcing engagements, including current state and budget evaluation
  • Development of strategy and approach, compiling scope of work and other requirements, drafting the RFx, evaluation of the vendor proposals, and negotiation of final business terms
  • Present analysis--both qualitative and quantitative--to Procurement leadership and key stakeholders prior to obtaining approval to award business
  • Organize and lead meetings with both internal stakeholders and external vendor partners
  • Collaborate with internal partners (i.e. Business Owners, Risk Management, Contracts, Legal, etc) to mitigate risk by ensuring all sourcing events executed are in full agreement with corporate policies and procedures
  • Research market and pricing data to develop analytics to support negotiation strategies and justify award decisions
  • Build Sourcing project pipeline by reviewing expiring contracts, tracking and analyzing supplier spend, and presenting recommendations to Sourcing leadership
  • Effectively communicate and demonstrate Strategic Sourcing's value proposition with the vendor selection process to internal stakeholders

The Successful Applicant

  • 6+ years of strategic sourcing experience
  • Bachelor's degree in applicable field
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills within a complex organization
  • Demonstrated success managing a strategic sourcing project

What's on Offer

The target compensation for the Senior Buyer is $90,000-$115,000 + 10% bonus commensurate with candidate experience.

Contact
Andrew Noll
Quote job ref
JN-032022-5288310

Job summary

Sector
Procurement & Supply Chain
Sub Sector
Direct Procurement
Industry
Industrial / Manufacturing
Location
Downers Grove
Contract Type
Permanent
Consultant name
Andrew Noll
Job Reference
JN-032022-5288310