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.
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
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
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 .