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Strategic Sourcing Manager

Kelly Services
Norwell, MA 02061
Do you have a passion for the Arts? Kelly has a wonderful opportunity for a successful Vendor **Sourcing Professional** to join an amazing organization in the **Norwell, MA** area. As a **Strategic Sourcing Manager** , you will lead the identification and selection of vendors and be responsible for the both the overall sourcing strategy as well as the day-to-day management of purchasing and vendor relationships. This is a **Direct Hire** position with a starting salary of **$120,000** and our partner offers a hybrid work schedule: Monday and Friday remote and Tues Wed Thur in-office. This great company offers a comprehensive benefits package and truly values both diversity and employee wellness. The ideal candidate will bring a spirit of innovation and apply it daily to the needs of an ever-changing sourcing environment.

**Responsibilities include but not limited to:**

Partner with Brand Managers, executive leaders, and cross-functional teammates to understand business needs and develop technical product requirements, scope, and criteria for sourcing projects and vendors

Conduct product/industry research and maintain in depth knowledge of relevant commodities markets, relevant product components and materials, and finished goods items

Build vast network of potential vendor partners. Lead vendor identification/profiling to develop supplier short list and selection recommendation

Develop RFIs to qualify vendors and collaborate with Brand Managers to create, issue and manage RFPs. Own the RFP process and manage proposal evaluation and collaborate with Brand Management on final vendor selection

Articulate technical specifications for all sourced products inclusive of materials requirements

Negotiate all terms and conditions of supply. Draft and implement supply agreements. Facilitate implementation of agreements and onboarding of new suppliers

Use vendor management best practices throughout negotiation, contracting, onboarding, renewal, and ongoing relationship management. Conduct regular vendor performance evaluations and supplier risk assessments

Ensure keen understanding of product requirements and timelines. Act as the lead between company and vendor partners relative to product specifications, prototype development, development feedback, and final delivery expectations. Hold vendor accountable for delivery against specifications, timing, and budget

Actively monitor costs. Collect and interpret procurement data including cost analysis reporting, benchmarking spend, RFP data and return on investment. Provide recommendations for optimization

**Skills and Requirements:**

Bachelors Degree with 5+ years of experience in sourcing or buying

C.P.M. (Certified Purchasing Manager) or C.I.P.S. (Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply) designation is a plus

High level negotiation skills, with proven performance results

Global sourcing experience for a global consumer products company

Highly proficient PC skill sets (Microsoft Office, heavy Excel)

Highly organized, results-oriented and attentive to details

Work self-directed and be self-motivated, proactive, independent, problem solving and responsive. Embody a can-do attitude and how we can thinking

Highly collaborative; ability to lead, influence and inspire cross-functional partners and non-direct reports at all levels within the organization

Excellent project management skills and ability to multi-task and track a wide variety of activities under deadline, paying close attention to detail, comfortable with high profile projects

Naturally curious; consumer-first mindset

Outstanding communication skills, including formal presentations, written, and verbal communication

Ability to travel as needed

Passion for the Arts

Apply today or contact **Mark Tower** with your resume at for consideration. Lets get to work!

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**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly Services is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We welcome, value, and embrace diversity at all levels and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds, communities, perspectives, and abilities. At Kelly, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better services we can provide. Requests for accommodation related to our application process can be directed to Kellys Human Resource Knowledge Center.
Kelly complies with the requirements of Californias state and local Fair Chance laws. A conviction does not automatically bar individuals from employment.
Posted: 2022-09-16 Expires: 2022-10-17

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