Sourcing ( Indirect) Business Partner
NetApp - Research Triangle Park, NC

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As a Sourcing (Indirect) Business Partner, you are part of the Global Sourcing Services team responsible for strategic sourcing of goods, and services for your designated business unit. You will serve as a business interface, along with your assigned Global Sourcing Partner, between your business unit customers and the third-party strategic sourcing Service Provider (Service Provider). You will work with your Global Sourcing Partner, your designated business unit customers and the Service Provider to manage sourcing demand and customer requirements for your designated business units. You will focus on assisting your assigned Global Sourcing Partner(s) in developing sourcing strategies for assigned spend categories, as well as the execution of sourcing projects that are deemed to be highly strategic in nature and not sourced through the Service Provider. To be successful, you will need to be extremely organized; able to collaborate and partner in a complex environment; have good communication and facilitation skills; and be a motivated self-starter.

Job Requirements
• Ability accomplish results through others, particularly by establishing relationships, effective controls and monitoring processes
• Attain designated business unit knowledge and experience, including appropriate business-related certifications where applicable
• Prior experience in sourcing and category management specifically pertaining to Real Estate / Facilities Management, Logistics, and Global Support. 8 year experience preferred.
• Analyze information, make recommendations, develop reports, and, with minimal oversight, present data to senior level management
• General technical knowledge of spend categories for your designated business unit
• Project management and leadership skills
• Effective written and verbal communication and influencing skills (both internally with business unit customers, and the supplier community, as well as the third party Service Provider)
• Proven negotiations skills
• Ability to collaborate and partner with designated business unit customers and the Service Provider team
Effectively manage the Service Provider indirectly – managing by influence as opposed to positional authority, with the ability to focus on the “what”, not the “how”
• Ability to develop and negotiate complex contract and pricing agreements
• Demonstrated competency in the procurement process and the practical application of ethical business practices

Education and Experience
•BA/MBA or equivalent experience
Minimum of 8 years Indirect Sourcing Experience

Posting Category

Full time / Part time

Posting Location
USA - California - Sunnyvale (Corporate Headquarters)
USA - North Carolina - Research Triangle Park

Requisition Number

NetApp - 2 years ago - save job
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