Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist to join our team.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and execute clear, structured negotiations following pre-defined Strategic Sourcing methodology;
  • Lead cross-functional sourcing projects with key internal stakeholders;
  • Demonstrate exemplary integrity and ethics in all instances;
  • Communicate and report to management the status of any critical external relationships that could affect planning and decision-making;
  • Source new vendors & periodically inspect/visit them;
  • Develop & implement procurement strategies based on the needs of the business;
  • Develop and lead RFI/RFP’s process for various goods and professional services, in accordance with TWDC policy and procedures;
  • Evaluate vendors, firms and other consultants based on pre-determined selection criteria;
  • Participate in professional development activities to keep abreast of current industry best practices;
  • Ensure compliance with Sourcing and Procurement policies and best practices;
  • Identify cost savings opportunities and manages cost reduction activities to achieve annual cost reduction goal;
  • Analyze marketing industry trends and conditions that affect internal stakeholders and external suppliers and/or pricing;
  • Sourcing components and services by negotiating pricing and delivery;
  • Establish & maintain relationships with vendors;
  • Prepare and execute contracts as well as perform post-award administration (e.g. negotiating, issuing change orders, and contract closeouts.).

Requirements:

  • Experience developing and implementing against category plans for Media Engineering & Broadcast Tech or IT;
  • 5+ years’ experience in a Strategic Sourcing or Business Environment;
  • Deliverable-focused, strong work ethic;
  • Excellent communicator able to demonstrate communicating effectively with senior management;
  • Knowledge of Sourcing & Procurement processes;
  • High-energy, self-motivated with a desire to excel in a multi stakeholder environment;
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills;
  • Media Engineering & Broadcast Tech. or IT Sourcing knowledge and experience;
  • Strong analytical/project skills, capable of leading and managing an array of initiatives from project initiation thru final presentation.