Procurement

  • Location: Richmond, Virginia
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #50555

The CSI Companies is currently seeking a Strategic Sourcing Consultant (SME) for one of our National Clients located in Richmond, VA.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Supporting sourcing activities such as supplier negotiations and RFx activity.
  • Assist with business requirements gathering and the development of appropriate supplier specific sourcing strategies.
  • Work with Category managers in executing sourcing engagements aligned with defined strategy.
    • responsible for the business partnering, category management, strategic sourcing and supplier management of these areas. This individual should have Human Resource and Professional Services category experience; Contingent Workforce Program experience is a plus.
  • Exceptional understanding and application of Procurement principles, concepts, practices, and standards (i.e. effective negotiation, supplier relationship management, business partnering, supplier diversity etc.) along with an in-depth knowledge of industry practices.
  • Understands business objectives and translate those objectives into Procurement priorities.
  • Ability to establish credibility and influence with diverse audiences
  • Able to develop solutions to complex problems which require an in-depth degree of ingenuity, creativity and innovativeness.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication and presentation skills and the ability to work across functions, sites and geographies.
  • Must be able to exercise judgment and independently determine and take appropriate action within defined Procurement policies and procedures.
Required Experience
  • Strong Strategic Sourcing and/or Commodity Management experience. professional services
  • Prior experience working closely with external suppliers/partners including; negotiations, RFI and RFP development, contract negotiations and contract development.
  • Experience with standardizing specifications; rationalizing supply base, reducing consumption, and lowering total cost of ownership.
  • Ability to manage multiple sourcing efforts with competing deadlines.
  • Experience leading formal requirement reviews to gather business requirements and develop appropriate supplier specific sourcing strategies.
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations to include sourcing strategy, alternatives, cost models, etc. working with Category managers and others to achieve finalization and sign-off.

Nice to have experience

  • Ariba experience preferred but not required.
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