Sourcing Manager - API
Hospira - Lake County, IL

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Reporting to a Global Sourcing Lead, the Sourcing Manager will initiate, foster, and manage positive relationships with internal customers and external suppliers. This person will source materials and services across multiple 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. This person will develop sourcing strategies and be responsible for category management and supplier management.

This person will conduct needs analysis, gain buy-in, form strategies, and align expectations. This person will make recommendations to key stakeholders for business process re-engineering to improve efficiency and effectiveness. This person will understand market conditions and trends and will investigate innovative methods to obtain the optimal value from goods and services. The Sourcing Manager will create competitive bidding situations, lead project teams through the supplier selection process, and lead all pricing and contract negotiations. This person will develop and manage effective relationships with suppliers, including 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 Manager will prepare for and develop strategies and tactics for negotiations, including defining team member’s roles and responsibilities.

Skills/Experience Education/Certification
Qualifications & Experience · 5-8+ years experience in product and services strategic sourcing for a Fortune 500 company with an extensive domestic and international presence.
· Negotiations and contracts experience is required.
· Excellent written and oral communication skills.
· Project management experience required
· Proven experience in financial analysis to ensure that negotiated agreements provide the best possible returns for the company.
· 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.
· Experience working with SAP desired
· Experience in consumer packaged goods, pharmaceuticals or other manufacturing desired
Critical Competencies · Strong leadership skills.
· Must have the ability to prioritize in a challenging environment of competing needs and expectations.
· He/she will be an integrity role model for other professionals and employees in Hospira.
· 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.
· He/she will be accountable for achieving performance objectives throughout the year, and will hold others on his/her teams accountable for similar targets.

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