Senior Specialist – Structured Negotiations
The Senior Specialist develops and executes strategies on assigned categories of indirect spend in support of Procurement’s strategic initiatives.
¿ Ensures accurate and timely delivery of cost competitive goods and services, as requested by internal business clients
¿ Assesses and builds annual sourcing initiatives that provide detailed commodity strategies that identify objectives and leveraged spend
¿ Negotiates preferable costs and contract details with effectiveness and due diligence on behalf of the internal client and best interests of the Company by analyzing price proposals, financial reports and other data
¿ Manages communication, coordination and implementation of regional and national sourcing initiatives and contract negotiations to suppliers and internal clients
¿ Maintains a high level of knowledge of procurement industry and commodity/services of assigned group; understands industry standards and practices
Core Competencies & Accomplishments:
¿ Bachelor’s degree in Business, Purchasing and/or Supply Chain highly desired. MBA and/or certification in purchasing management (CPM) preferred
¿ Minimum 3 years strategic sourcing experience in a manufacturing, retail or financial services organization preferred. Ability to perform in a highly collaborative matrixed organization
¿ 6 Sigma Greenbelt (or other process improvement certification) preferred. Knowledge of sourcing process, supplier risk management, contracts; data and market analysis and negotiations
¿ The ideal candidate would have experience in: price analysis, vendor management, and some experience sourcing projects with the use eSourcing suites such as Iasta, Ariba, Oracle, Empotoris, etc
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J. C. Penney - 18 months ago