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Sourcing Specialist

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Our Fortune 500 Entertainment client is seeking a skilled Sourcing Specialist with 3-5 years experience! The Sourcing Specialist will be a part of a team that is accountable for developing and implementing sourcing projects and analysis. This position will support specific sourcing initiatives to help the Sourcing team achieve goals regarding strategic sourcing.

Responsibilities:
•The Sourcing Specialist will be accountable for assisting and analyzing the business units with sourcing initiatives that consider process or infrastructure improvements to drive reductions in Total Cost of Ownership without compromising business strategy and performance.
•This individual will support the team in data analysis, process analysis communication and supplier/ contract management.
•Participates and leads cross-functional sourcing projects in partnership with key internal partners.
•Develops and leads the RFI/RFP’s process for various goods and services in accordance with policy and procedures.
•Analyzes bids based on total cost/supply to identify opportunities to achieve optimal value.
•Prepares and executes clear, structured negotiation strategies utilizing Strategic Sourcing methodology.
•Prepares material that is easily understood to influence management/business partners.
•Delivers presentations to stakeholders & management with confidence, ensuring understanding.
•Prepare and execute contracts as well as perform post-award administration.
•Understands and assists in the development and execution of performance management programs with suppliers that focus on quality, responsiveness and cost.
•Ensures compliance with Sourcing and Procurement policies and best practices.
•Communicates and reports to management the status of any critical external relationships that could affect planning and decision-making.

Requirements:
•3-5 years experience in the Strategic Sourcing disciplines.
•BA/BS or equivalent
•Solid understanding of procurement policies and procedures.
•Comprehensive analytical and skills using MS/Excel and other applications.
•Strong written and oral communication skills demonstrating solid business acumen.
•Solid negotiation skills.
•Extensive project management skills.

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