Sourcing Manager - Military veterans preferred

2018-12-02
Cushman & Wakefield (http://www.cushmanwakefield.com/en/careers)
Other

/yr

  full-time   employee


Saint Louis
Missouri
United States

Job Title
Sourcing Manager
Job Description Summary
This position leads and manages the strategic sourcing, contract administration, vendor relationship management and overall operations for all Procurement activities across the portfolio of sites on a Client account. This position is highly visible within internal & external stakeholders and will be client-facing
Job Description
PURPOSE OF THE JOB
This position leads and manages the strategic sourcing, contract administration, vendor relationship management and overall operations for all Procurement activities across the portfolio of sites on a Client account. This position is highly visible within internal & external stakeholders and will be client-facing
PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Manage all aspects of the Procurement relationship with Client, Account Management Team, Vendors, C&W Corporate and other key stakeholders.
Implement programs and initiatives to ensure achievement of all goals, metrics & KPIs.
Analyze account-wide spend, vendors, operations and processes to continually identify opportunities for value creation. Develop and implement a procurement strategy based on the identified opportunities.
Develop and facilitate eRFP’s, analyze responses, negotiate and use other techniques as required to obtain the expected results.
Interprets contracts, negotiates with vendors and ensures appropriate contractual records retention plans are in place on the account.
Advise management regarding contractual rights, obligations, and other contractual matters, such as effective use of resources and legal issues.
Manage the development, installation, and maintenance of tracking & reporting mechanisms that yield the appropriate outputs and conform to requested forms and frequencies.
Maintain organized records to ensure any implemented system of checks and balances are being continually met for service contracts and additional compliance items.
Employ C&W best practices, policies, processes, tools and templates to include both C&W corporate and Client account specifications, as well as engaging with Category Managers and preferred suppliers in the execution of Procurement responsibilities.
Participate at appropriate level & frequency in all meetings.
Generate and distribute all necessary and requested reports.
Maintain good business practices
Resolve issues from the client with respect to supplier performance and quality
Manage all aspects of personnel and roles with direct reporting relationship.
Perform other miscellaneous related duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field is required. MBA or related Master Degree preferred.
7+ years’ experience in Procurement/Strategic Sourcing, ideally in facility services or related discipline.
Understanding of the Strategic Sourcing processes and demonstrated proficiency with e-tools such as e-RFPs, reverse auctions, e-catalogs, and contract management systems
Must possess legal knowledge, ability to prepare/negotiate agreements & amendments, and the ability to explain to clients the specifics of the contracts.
Must possess analytical and quantitative skills with ability to analyze and interpret information, data and related documentation.
Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management
Self-motivated and work independently to find solutions
Detail-oriented with strong analytical skills
Strong management skills with the flexibility to handle multiple tasks
WORK ENVIRONMENT
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate with others and exchange accurate information; operate a computer and other office productivity machinery; move about the workplace; remain in a stationary position for up to 90% of the time; and extend hands and arms in any direction.
AAP/EEO STATEMENT
C&W provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, C&W takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and employees during employment are treated without regard to any of these characteristics. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated.
OTHER DUTIES
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.
Cushman & Wakefield provides equal employment opportunity. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.