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Strategic Sourcing Manager-Corporate Services

St. Louis, Missouri
Prepare the Annual Strategic Plan for regional categories
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders on the strategic and long-term view of procurement in identifying and developing innovative sources and contractual arrangements
  • Analyze and set category spend baseline and category profile, including risk assessment, supplier relationship management and P2P strategy
  • Build Sub-Categories specific to strategic plan in alignment with the stakeholders, including resource plan
  • Align strategic plan to financial budget
Lead contract implementation and drive contract compliance for Area categories
  • Actively participate in global or regional initiatives and assist with the implementation of global or regional program/strategy where appropriate
  • Execute the strategic plan per sub-category, conducing RFX  and the use of E-sourcing tools
  • Analyze bids; assist in developing sourcing strategies and making recommendations on supplier selection; assist in implementing approved sourcing strategies.
  • Negotiate price structure, total cost and terms and conditions with supplier
  • Work in close collaboration with business stakeholders in order to ensure acceptance of new contracts
  • Closely monitor contract compliance; define and take approved corrective actions to improve contract compliance
  • Perfect use of strategic sourcing processes, leading practices and creative thinking within the functional category network
Monitor the regional category end-to-end procurement cycle
  • Act as single point of contact for the business to ensure business requirements are met
  • Work with the business stakeholders for actions related to supplier base optimization, KPI implementation, supply chain optimization and follow up, etc.
  • Conduct spend analysis to monitor spend and ensure that all purchases follow the purchasing process
  • Provide KPI’s to business on cost breakdown and market assumptions
  • Report and track forecasted vs actual savings for regional categories in scope
  • Through active execution of 7-step sourcing process ensure that process is followed as defined
Manage supplier relationships for Sub-Categories
  • In line with defined procurement strategy, support the classification and categorization of suppliers, including definition of supplier evaluation and audit policies
  • Continuously track supplier performance (utilizing data / reports provided by Sourcing Analyst)
  • Lead supplier development activities; set up cross functional review meetings with suppliers in order to improve performance and further reduce cost
  • Initiate and conduct supplier audits
  • Identify potential contract improvement opportunities & re-negotiations
Support internal customer relationships for Area categories
  • Proactively act over internal customers feedback on procurement organization and supplier performance
  • Conduct periodic surveys to measure customer feedback for continuous improvement
  • Within the framework of the cross functional sourcing and supplier development teams, closely develop and manage the relationship with internal customers
  • Proactively organize sessions with internal customers to identify further TCO reduction opportunities
  • Improve and reinforce procurement’s profile and recognition within the internal customer community
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree, Business Degree preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in Procurement Category Management, with experience sourcing services in support of corporate functions 
  • Self-directed with the ability to work with minimal supervision and in a global or international team environment
  • A recognized qualification in procurement would be considered an asset
  • Proficiency in Ariba, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Exhibit exemplary business ethics
  • Able to travel up to 10% of the time
  • Language skills: Fluent in English, basic Spanish speaking skills are an asset 
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