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Sourcing Specialist/Production Mgr.

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We are seeking 2 Sourcing Specialists that will work closely with the Strategic Sourcing Manager to manage sourcing and procurement of the Marketing category.

Responsibilities
Specific project work and source-to-pay activities may vary, including sourcing, contracting, benchmarking and negotiating.
Primary preference is for candidates with Advertising Production / Media or Advertising Data / Market Research experience.

Must have indirect sourcing experience for complex services (not manufacturing, consumer goods, and IT hardware, etc.)

· Interface with internal business and cross-functional teams to identify sourcing requirements, and define expectations and goals for suppliers.

· Coordinate and support sourcing projects, including managing RFx, obtaining quotes, examining proposals, and analyzing bids.

· Prepare sourcing documents, contracts, statements of work and related procurement documents following guidelines.

· Review, negotiate, and facilitate execution of contracts and SOWs.

· Analyze spend and other data, monitor purchasing activity, manage benchmarking and reporting.

· Provide training to end users on procurement processes.

· Perform root cause analysis on Procurement and AP Issues and provide feedback on process improvements.

· Interface with Procurement Operations for resolving procurement issues.

· Work with Legal to ensure contracts are aligned with appropriate terms and conditions.


*** Some examples of a good fit –
Production Manager or Controller from an advertising agency

Accounts Manager/Account Executive at any Market Research firm

Requirements
· 5+ years experience in procurement, sourcing, or contracting

· Ability to flourish in an environment of fast growth and ambiguity.

· Able to prioritize and use available tools to be highly productive and manage high volumes.

· Highly motivated and able to think clearly under pressure.

· Ability to interact with employees at all levels, develop cooperative working partnerships and contribute to teams.

· Bachelors’ degree required, background in business, supply chain, procurement, or management preferred.

· Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.

· Excellent Microsoft Excel and Word skills.

· Proficiency with Oracle sourcing and procurement tools preferred.

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