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Strategic Sourcing Professional

Kforce Technology

This is a Full-time position in Tempe, AZ posted July 20, 2021.

Kforce has a client in need of a Strategic Sourcing Professional in Tempe, AZ.

Key Tasks: Participate in the end-to-end sourcing process and help facilitate analysis and collaboration of a cross-functional team, leveraging market/industry insights to assist in making strategic recommendations Execute on negotiation strategies & assist in negotiations for complex contracts and vendor relationships Develop negotiation strategies & lead negotiations for moderate complexity contracts Achieve cost savings targets RFx management Contract/Vendor management Execute on commodity/vendor strategy to deliver maximum value Build and maintain value-measured relationships with key stakeholders to drive sustained results while ensuring strategies remain in alignment with business goals Understand business partner’s objectives and business drivers and integrate into the commodity/vendor strategy with input from key stakeholders Conduct regular business reviews with key vendors to ensure compliance with contract deliverables Participate in gathering -market intelligence
– by performing in-depth analysis, understanding market drivers, and cost structures across the commodity or vendor Maintain industry and market awareness trends through research and networking Assist in creating vendor specific sourcing strategies to optimize the supply base, diversity spending and total cost of ownership
Job Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree and typically 4+ years of sourcing/procurement experience Working knowledge of SAP Ariba (or other similar procurement system) and Tableau and data visualization tools preferred Understanding of indirect sourcing and contracts Experience working with and negotiating with vendors Experience in negotiating commercial contract terms and conditions Experience in managing competitive and single source RFX Experience in reporting, analytics and/or aggregation of reporting in supply chain Strong analytical and financial skills Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Power Point, Project, and Excel Business/Financial acumen Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills Strong teamwork and collaboration skills Skilled in change adoption and change management Ability to work with and learn from strategic sourcing managers and strategic sourcing leadership for further coaching and development of procurement/sourcing skills Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.