Sourcing Specialist - III

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

SNAPSHOT

  • Contract
  • 1
  • Sometimes
  • 5-7 years
  • Green Card, US Citizen

Job Description

  • Provides leadership and direction for large, complex projects.
  • Develops negotiation strategies and leads negotiations with suppliers representing all internal stakeholders.
  • Executes contracts and monitors supplier performance to optimize project success.
  • Engages internal business area partners in integrated demand planning activities.
  • Mentors, coaches and oversees development of associate sourcing project specialists.
  • Understands and documents business requirements.
  • Identifies and vets potential vendors.
  • Negotiates price and terms for services, materials, equipment, and/or supplies from vendors.
  • Formalize agreements according to company policy.
  • Monitors vendor compliance with contract terms and product or service specifications.
  • Identifies and realizes opportunities for cost reduction.
  • Participates in internal control processes.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Project Management, Business, Finance or equivalent required.
  • Requires 5 years purchasing, sourcing, or logistics experience
  • Significant contract knowledge, negotiation, PM skills
  • Considerable knowledge and expertise in sourcing and supply chain management principles
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite
  • Experience with SAP a plus