Strategic Sourcing Specialist - Grand Rapids, MI
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The Strategic Sourcing Specialist role is responsible to execute strategic sourcing initiatives in a specific category; work with business stakeholders to ensure data accuracy and specification of materials and service being sourced/ procured; provide customer relationship support and track vendor performance; and assess elements of the supply base and help define, execute, and support strategic sourcing and procurement decisions.
What You'll be Doing:
- Assist with the collection, analysis, benchmarking and reporting of category and spend data to build and maintain category spend and pricing databases.
- Develop and issue RFX's.
- Lead basic and moderately complex sourcing events.
- Review contracts, pricing, purchase orders, and service levels.
- Perform value analysis and total cost of ownership analytical activities.
- Monitor and report savings to Strategic Sourcing Lead.
- Interview stakeholders to develop service specification levels.
- Participate in cross-functional teams that will assess the opportunities and supply markets in order to develop, implement and institutionalize various sourcing strategies.
- Maintain and help build supplier relationships.
- Manage strategic category management processes, procedures, supplier and category segmentation, metrics/KPI development and application, scorecard format, contract management, etc.
- Gathers and reviews data to support category management / strategic sourcing activities (i.e. specifications, statements of work, performance terms, and/or acceptance criteria)
- Manage the sourcing process from analyzing the vendors proposals, communicating between stakeholders and determining a negotiation strategy.
- Develop and execute pricing and contract negotiation strategies; understanding financial impact to all negotiations and assisting Strategic Sourcing Lead with negotiations and contract pricing and terms.
- This job profile is not meant to be all inclusive of the responsibilities of this position; may perform other duties as assigned or require.
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