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Sourcing Sr. Specialist, Logistics - Procurement
The Sourcing Sr. Specialist, Logisticswill support purchasing and supply management activities for assigned spend categories in achieving the goal of significant cost reductions, productivity improvements, and maintaining or improving product quality and vendor service levels. The Strategic Senior Sourcing Specialist reports to the Strategic Sourcing Manager or Strategic Sourcing Senior Manager.
Gathers complex data, draws insights, and executes data analysis for sourcing initiatives
Develops and implements strategies in support of the management of the contingent labor program, while also serving as a liaison between Company business clients and the MSP/VMS, and as an initial escalation point for any operational issues in the program that may arise from time to time
Conducts category-specific market research, uses insights to provide supplier market intelligence, and realize identified savings opportunities
Assesses current and future market trends and prepare spend forecasts for the business; compiles data and prepares actionable reports to be reviewed by business units and leadership
Leads complex sourcing, contracting, and supply management activities for assigned categories through a defined sourcing methodology (RFx)
Builds total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis to support sourcing initiatives
Builds and maintains key stakeholder relationships
Develops deep understanding of descriptions of the product and service offerings, and capabilities and strengths/weakness of current suppliers
Assists Strategic Sourcing Managers and Sourcing Senior Managers with management of day-to-day supplier relationships
Works closely with Strategic Sourcing Manager / Strategic Sourcing Senior Manager to implement on category sourcing strategies
Works with internal business stakeholders to obtain input and requirements for sourcing activities and ensure adherence to established procedures
Works with suppliers to ensure contract compliance and address day-to-day issues and inquiries
Partners with Legal, Finance, and other business functions to obtain needed support
Core Competencies & Accomplishments:
1-3 years work experience in procurement, or equivalent
Specific commodity experience preferred
Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills with comfort using standard analysis methods and tools
Proactive, inquisitive, self-motivated, and has a growth mindset
Has a sense of urgency and pace, managing milestones with capacity to prioritize/align conflicting demands
Ability to function in ambiguous and/or time-sensitive situations
Strong interpersonal skills and can communicate effectively to multiple levels
Ability to collaborate with others to achieve results
What you get:
Our corporate office, located within the exciting new development of Legacy West in Plano, Texas, supports Company stores and supply chain facilities nationwide. We offer a competitive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, term life insurance, paid vacation/holidays, 401(k) Savings Plan with company match, and an associate discount on Company merchandise. On-site campus amenities include health clinic, pharmacy, daycare and preschool, full cafeteria service, a 24-hour fitness center and free garage parking.
At Company, we share a passion for serving customers, supporting our communities and being the best retailer for all families. As a company founded on the Golden Rule, our success is rooted in the belief that we treat everyone the way we would want to be treated. At every touchpoint, customers discover stylish merchandise at incredible value from an extensive portfolio of private, exclusive and national brands. Reinforcing this shopping experience is the customer service and warrior spirit of approximately 98,000 associates across the globe, all driving toward the Company's mission to help customers find what they love for less time, money and effort.
Working at Company means joining a dedicated team of associates who are encouraged to be uniquely themselves in a safe, caring and welcoming environment. It is a place where careers prosper, accomplishments are celebrated and diversity flourishes. It’s a place that’s meant for you.
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