Sourcing Associate - TPM
Hospira - Lake County, IL

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Reporting to the Director - Third Party Manufacturing, the Sourcing Associate will support the sourcing and operations of the Third Party Manufacturing category across all operating groups and geographies, and will be accountable to generate savings year over year while driving continuous improvement and compliance to all sourcing practices and policies.

The Sourcing Associate will support the Director, Global Sourcing Lead, and TPM Managers to create competitive bidding situations, support project teams through project validation, data analysis, supplier selection, and pricing and contract negotiations. This person will develop and manage effective relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders. This person will participate in the development of performance measures and diversity goals. This person will analyze category/service costs and drivers to optimize value, improve the decision making process, and increase the flow of information. The Sourcing Associate will support the preparation for negotiations, including defining team member’s roles and responsibilities. The Sourcing Associate will provide support to the operations management of the Third Party Manufacturing supply base with the purpose of improving supply continuity, quality and performance. The Sourcing Associate will have ownership for all category information (spend, savings, standards, metrics, supply issues, etc) and ensure completeness, accuracy and strict control of all category information.

Skills/Experience Education/Certification

Qualifications & Experience

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3 years of relevant business/operations experience

with at least 1 year of experience in product and services strategic sourcing for a Fortune 500 company with an extensive domestic and international presence.

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Negotiations and contracts experience is preferred.

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Excellent written and oral communication skills.

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Project management experience preferred.

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Experience in data analysis, working with spreadsheets and databases

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Exposure to financial analysis in a sourcing and/or procurement environment preferred.

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Experience prioritizing and managing multiple projects simultaneously, negotiating successfully while still maintaining the relationship, and working effectively with people at all skill and organizational levels, internally and externally.

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Experience working with SAP desired

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Experience in consumer packaged goods, pharmaceuticals or other manufacturing desired

Critical Competencies

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Strong leadership skills.

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Must have the ability to prioritize in a challenging environment of competing needs and expectations.

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He/she will be an integrity role model for other professionals and employees in Hospira.

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Functioning in a matrix environment, he/she will work well in cross-functional and operational teams, and will strive for excellence in driving world class performance and programs.

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He/she will be accountable for achieving performance objectives throughout the year

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