Sourcing Manager
Corporate United - Westlake, OH

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Corporate United is looking for the right candidate to excel with a rapidly growing company serving the Global 2000. As one of the fastest growing and best-recognized leaders in the procurement services space, we are re-inventing the concept of spend management by creating new and innovative solutions for our clientele with a focus on market-leading leveraged group contracts across a variety of categories.

Our growth has resulted in the need to expand our infrastructure, and we are currently seeking the services of an experienced manager of strategic sourcing and supplier management who will play a key role in the execution of our operational strategy. Far from the traditional sourcing role, the ideal candidate should be prepared to hit the ground running in a dynamic entrepreneurial environment.

Sourcing at Corporate United involves collaboration with both suppliers and customers to create and implement mutually beneficial solutions.

Position Responsibilities
 Lead and execute the sourcing process for assigned categories
 Negotiate group contracts with suppliers
 Work closely with contract management and commercial functions to develop best in class agreements
 Develop and maintain category research and benchmarking
 Develop and implement strategies for contract renegotiations
 Contribute to the marketing and training materials in support of group contracts
 Communicate contract details to internal sales, marketing, and account management resources
 Facilitate ongoing supplier management efforts continuous improvement for the benefit of all parties as initially intended

Qualifications - Required
 Bachelor’s degree
 4+ years of professional experience in sourcing and related functions
 Strong analytical, organizational, and communication skills with the ability to motivate and lead diverse teams to consensus
 Thorough knowledge of purchasing and strategic sourcing disciplines
 Excellent planning, time management, and organizational skills
 Strong project management skills and demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple projects and deadlines
 Talent for understanding and negotiating complex agreements and leading a negotiating team
 Ability to effectively adapt, communicate and build relationships with customers and suppliers across multiple levels of their organizations
 Initiative and drive with a commitment to highest levels of integrity, excellence, and attention to detail.
 Proficiency with productivity tools and technologies

Qualifications - Preferred
 Advanced degree
 Experience sourcing indirect (non-production) goods and services categories
 Experience in both large and small company environments
 Experience in professional services organization with client service skills
 Experience across entire sourcing process from analysis through contracting and post-implementation support
 Collaborative and influential decision maker, balancing process discipline and creativity to develop solutions

Location: Westlake, OH

Join a vibrant organization where the results of your efforts are clearly visible and rewarded. Grow along with our successful organization and your exposure to many of the leading companies across all industries as we help our members continue to deliver value to their own organizations.

Corporate United is comprised of more than 210 member companies, spanning every industry sector and representing over $60 billion in aggregated spend. Founded in 1997, Corporate United joined Inc. magazine’s 2012 exclusive list of America’s 5000 fastest-growing private companies for the fifth consecutive year. For more information visit our website at www.corporateunited.com .