Strategic Sourcing Specialist – IT Procurement

    • Contract
    • Long-term Contract
  • Malvern, PA
  • 50-60/hr

At least a six month contract w/strong likelihood of extension

Title: Strategic Sourcing Specialist- IT Procurement

Job Description Duties and Responsibilities

Ideally has background in hr, professional services, landscapers, electrical, etc.

Performs rapid sourcing activities by ensuring the application of fair business practices and consistent procurement of products and services at the best execution and best price.

• Shepherds engagements through the defined sourcing triage process, resolving issues and involving stakeholders as needed

• Focuses on low- and medium-complexity sourcing transactions

• Interfaces heavily with other Sourcing Operations teams (RFx, Contracting), business owners, and legal & risk partners as needed for each transaction van

• Supports crew adherence to procurement policies and procedures

• Ensures proper closure of transaction including: Successful handoff to Purchasing and Payables associates; Validation that supplier will comply with agreed-upon payment terms; Contracting team receives documents in good order for catalogue and storage

• Adheres to goals, examines ways to raise standards, and improve overall performance of the department

• Supports departmental process and technology initiatives

• Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned

• Undergraduate degree in business or related field preferred or equivalent combination of training and experience

• Preferred five years general business experience and five years of experience buying goods/services including contract negotiations • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office

• Experience with Financial support systems and e-commerce

• Experience working with all levels of an organization (internal and external)

RFx Analyst – candidate should have current/previous procurement experience, preferably within the financial industry. Must have experience writing and drafting proposals, know and understand the RFP, RFI, and/or RFx and purchasing process inside and out. Will be working with internal business areas who have large needs, therefore the suppliers they will also be working with are considered to be multi-million $ suppliers to Vanguard. Heavy volumes, fast paced, requires flexibility and ability to work in ambiguous environment. Goods and services, indirect procurement.

Drafts materials (including Requests for Information, Requests for Proposals, and Requests for Quotations) based on business need, supplier industry norms, and industry best practices for medium- and high-complexity transactions

Collects and analyzes outputs from suppliers, using industry best practice approaches and balancing business and financial needs

Oversees process using an eSourcing tool, ensuring that suppliers have adequate instruction and technical support

Recommends suppliers that Strategic Sourcing can include in category strategies, based on evidence-based strategic, operational, and economic factors

Coordinates multiple stakeholders for input and collaboration through activities

Maintains templates for sourcing-related activities (supplier notification, RFP template, scoring template, etc.), including periodic updates to incorporate industry best practices

Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned

Candidate should have current/previous procurement experience, preferably within the financial industry

Must have experience writing and drafting proposals, know and understand the RFP, RFI, and/or RFx and purchasing process inside and out.

Will be working with internal business areas who have large needs, therefore the suppliers they will also be working with are considered to be multi-million dollar suppliers

Heavy volumes, fast paced, requires flexibility and ability to work in an ambiguous environment. Goods and services, indirect procurement.

To apply for this job email your details to hr@infiniasearch.com