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Sourcing Specialist

Kelly Services


Location:
Saint Paul, MN
Date:
04/25/2018
2018-04-252018-05-24
Job Code:
US41L8SA_BH1428719
Categories:
  • Engineering
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Job Title Sourcing Specialist

Jobid US41L8SA_BH1428719

Location: Saint Paul, MN, 55172, USA

Description **Sourcing Specialist in St. Paul, MN for 6 months Via Kelly Services**

**Job Description:**

To work in and lead cross-functional global commodity teams that will leverage purchasing power, improve processes and systems to reduce overall cost of acquisition of IT solutions. Collaborate globally with business units and geographies to manage strategic sourcing initiatives and commodity strategies to create an optimal number of best in class suppliers, provide competitive pricing, and implement world class sourcing strategies.


+ To negotiate, establish, and measure global multi-million dollar contracts, and national or regional contracts as required.
+ Be able to influence and drive change within and across Client businesses. The applicant must be results driven about customer and business cost reduction, growth initiatives, aggregating supplier volume, reducing price, and utilizing tools and identifying opportunities for e-processes increasing capacity and driving compliance to contracts.
+ Communicates issues, actions, and strategies to Sourcing and Sr. Leadership teams. Partner closely with center-led IT team, Engage and influence stakeholders in the US, EMEA, LATAM, APAC, and Greater China regions to adopt and implement strategies developed by the center-led team; This Client is a highly matrixed organization and having the ability to influence and leverage the matrix is a key requirement
+ Help Manage and Influence 700M in annual spend across IT e.g., Hardware, Software, Telecommunications and IT Services .
+ Help development and implement long-term category strategies that will optimize Clients position in terms of quality, service, and total cost
+ Lead day-to-day sourcing project management and execution
+ Lead supplier negotiation efforts
+ Develop robust data gathering and data quality maintenance protocols to ensure spend transparency and support development of baseline for sourcing efforts
+ Create and establish internal and external benchmark analysis, including gap analysis, and required actions to achieve functional advantage
+ Lead development of catalogs via new generation Source-to-Pay system to improve self-service functionality and improve processing efficiency
**EDUCATION:**


+ Bachelors Degree preferably in finance, business administration, operations, information technology, or a related field; MBA or equivalent preferred.
**YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:**


+ 8+ years of work experience
+ 6+ years with MBA or equivalent degree
+ 5+ years of procurement, strategic sourcing, and / or category management experience
+ 3+ years with MBA or equivalent degree ; IT sourcing experience preferred
**SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:**


+ Highly proficient in MS Excel, MS PowerPoint
+ Experience with IT categories may include Software, Hardware, Telecommunications and IT Professional Services
+ Ability to draft and negotiate contracts
+ Ability to develop category sourcing strategies
+ Experience lead and conduct negotiations
+ Proven demonstrated results producing cost savings/value in contracting Ability to and manage complex sourcing relationships Strong cross-functional team facilitation skills Proven demonstrated results producing cost savings Project management skills
+ Ability to influence for results in a matrixed organization
+ Ability to manage and influence stakeholders
+ Collaborative, team player with Strong analytical skills and communication skills
**Why Kelly?**

Kelly® puts you in charge of your career, with access to cutting edge projects and technologies in industry leading organizations. Top companies throughout the world have trusted Kelly as a premier source of engineering talent and services since 1965. And engineering job seekers know Kelly® as a firm with an unmatched reputation for quality, integrity and professionalism. Whether you seek the variety and flexibility of working on short term project engagements, or prefer contract-to-hire or direct hire placement with our clients, apply with Kelly® to explore opportunities that suit your specific professional interests.

As a Kelly Services employee, you will have access to numerous perks, including:


+ Exposure to a variety of career opportunities as a result of our expansive network of client companies
+ Career guides, information and tools to help you successfully position yourself throughout every stage of your career
+ Access to more than 3,000 online training courses through our Kelly Learning Center
+ Weekly pay and service bonus plans
+ Group-rate insurance options available immediately upon hire*
**Let us help advance your career today.**

_*Available for purchase and administered by a designated third-party vendor_

_Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity, and is committed to employing a diverse workforce._

**Why Kelly** **®** **?**


Kelly puts you in charge of your career, with access to cutting edge projects and technologies inindustry leading organizations. Top companies throughout the world have trusted Kelly as a premiersource of engineering talent and services since 1965. And engineering job seekers know Kelly as a firmwith an unmatched reputation for quality, integrity and professionalism. Whether you seek the varietyand flexibility of working on short term project engagements, or prefer contract-to-hire or directhire placement with our clients, apply with Kelly to explore opportunities that suit your specificprofessional interests.

**AboutKelly Services** **®**

As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to directly employ nearly 500,000 people around the world and have a role in connecting thousands more with work through our global network of talent suppliers and partners. Revenue in 2017 was $5.4 billion. Visit kellyservices.com and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter .

Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females,Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and iscommitted to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunityis The Law.



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