Consultant, Procurement

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
15 Apr 2021
15 May 2021
Contract type
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. 


  • 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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