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Sourcing Manager
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JOB PURPOSE: The Sourcing Manager will be responsible for developing, executing, and managing the sourcing strategy and tactical plans for indirect spend categories (for non-merchandise spend). Categories managed by this position are those identified as strategic, business critical, and/or having significant leverage opportunity.

Key Responsibilities:
-Develop, execute, and track category strategy and policies for one or more non-merchandise category leveraging the identified value levers
-Collaborate with the business to define category needs and specifications
-Manage and direct the strategic sourcing efforts (sourcing calendar)
-Complete the collection, analysis, and reporting of category spend and savings data monthly
-Conduct the development of sourcing strategies, industry and supplier research, bidding, supplier selection, and contract negotiations
-Perform value analysis and total cost of ownership analytical activities
-Coordinate strategic sourcing activities with stakeholders for sourced categories, including preparing category sourcing results and sourcing step details and summaries
-Provide Stakeholders’ department with spend savings analysis across categories for forecasting and budgeting purposes
-Prepare periodic stakeholder activities alignment and category planning materials
-Coordinate with Stakeholder and Legal department on contract negotiations
-Report on contracting activity

Job Requirements:
- Bachelor"s Degree
- At least four years of relevant strategic sourcing experience
- Prior management experience
- Project management experience
- Procurement and strategic sourcing knowledge, specifically with multiple retail, non-merchandise s pecific category sourcing expertise
- Understanding of cost savings approaches
- Established strategic sourcing skills, including documentation and communication of strategy
- Networking and team skills
- Strategically oriented
- Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Analytical skills
- Ability to successfully address large supplier relationships

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