Consultant, Procurement

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Location
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Salary
Unspecified
Posted
15 Apr 2021
Closes
15 May 2021
Ref
86487
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time

Looking for an experienced Procurement Consultant to provide end-to-end category management, strategic sourcing, and procurement of contingent labor and outsourced/technology services on a global scale under general supervision (but will work independently most of the time). This person will work on a global team, with teammates in the UK, APAC, and the US, supporting a $350M category of spend. 

Responsibilities

  • Contingent labor category management 
  • Collaborate with technology partners to develop and execute sourcing and procurement strategies 
  • Analyze industry and vendor data / trends and make recommendations to technology partners about key insights, trade-offs, and risks
  • Collect requirements and specifications from technology partners and lead competitive bidding processes (e.g. RFx, eAuctions, etc.)
  • Negotiate commercial arrangements, SOWs, and MSAs with vendors
  • Present negotiation strategies and opportunities to technology partners and management
  • Assist with forecasting / planning processes, demand management, and developing contracts that scale future enterprise needs 
  • Provide thought-leadership around improvements of global policies, operations, programs and processes
  • Drive vendor quality and performance improvement initiatives and harness vendor innovation ideas 
  • Serve as a key subject matter expert 
  • Carry out complex activities with significant financial, client, and/or internal business impacts

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management or Finance (MBA preferred) 
  • 5+ years of relevant procurement category management experience (emphasis on contingent labor/professional services preferred)
  • Previous experience with vendor management system (VMS) Beeline, and working with a Managed Service Provider
  • Understanding of procurement best practices 
  • Experience developing and implementing process improvements 
  • Experience with Labor Contracts, managed services contracts including large outsourcing contracts is desired, but not required
  • Advanced negotiation skills
  • Success working with cross functional and diverse teams 
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong time and project management skills 
  • Detail-oriented 
  • Ability to breakdown complex problems and resolve them through independent research and analysis
  • Past experience presenting to executive and senior leadership
  • Experience with sourcing and procurement applications, PeopleSoft ERP, MS Office Suite and advanced Excel skills 

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