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Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job reference: 305281/004_1560461935
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 13/06/2019

Leading financial services company is looking to add a Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager to oversee the indirect category leads to develop effective value creation and cost reduction strategies and implementation plans. This candidate will all be responsible for driving value creation initiatives and year-over-year productivity improvements in TCO while maintaining or improving product quality and supplier service levels.

The Sr Strategic Sourcing Manager responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Oversee development/execution of strategies through the sourcing process for all indirect strategic spend areas
  • Champion TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) reductions for all spend categories
  • Build, maintain and grow effective relationships across key leader and stakeholders in the enterprise
  • Connect enterprise and functional strategies to business needs and influence decisions based on enterprise value
  • Drive initiatives to improve performance and productivity improvements within each spend category
  • Partner with business areas to ensure contract compliance is being met within categories
  • Attract, develop and retain talent
  • Build an environment of inclusion for all interested parties in procurement excellence - legal, IT security, governance and risk management, finance and any other specialized group.

The Sr Strategic Sourcing Manager will possess the following qualities:

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, economics, business administration or equivalent professional related work experience.
  • Eight (8) or more years of experience and progression as a sourcing leader and skilled negotiator for indirect categories
  • Deep understanding of Strategic Sourcing, Category Management practice, and 3rd party risk management
  • Minimum of three (3) years prior supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial skills including capital ownership alternatives, financing and the ability to effectively analyze alternative pricing proposals.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster and nurture strong working relationships with internal and external partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage large, complex projects and project plans to meet deadlines when multiple priorities exist.
  • Ability to identify and implement process improvement capabilities to drive business results.

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