Sourcing Specialist - Professional Services & Telecom
Sabre Holdings - Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

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Sabre is a global technology company that touches nearly every aspect of travel. Our innovative software enables more than a billion people around the world to plan, book and experience their travel at a time and price that is right for them. By delivering the technology behind travel, Sabre is working magic behind the scenes every day to make the world a better place, one journey at a time.

The Corporate Procurement team is committed to partnering with groups across Sabre to secure goods and services that meet operational needs and drive the best value for the company. We deliver world-class operational performance through a combination of sourcing, technology and procurement best practices.

The Sourcing Specialist will assist our strategic sourcing business partners and Category Managers in day-to-day procurement activities. This particular position will support the Professional Services and Telecom related sourcing such as Consultancy, Product Development and Specialized Engagements for Professional Services and all aspects of WAN, Data, Voice, Fixed, Mobile & Conferencing for Telecom. This is an entry level procurement role ideal for a candidate looking to gain valuable sourcing experience at a leading private equity backed technology company.

The position is within the finance organization and reports to the Global Professional Services & Telecom Category Manager who reports to the Director of Procurement.

Summary of Duties
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Under direct supervision, conducts vendor and contract research, prepares RFP’s and organizes competitive bids
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Negotiates agreements with suppliers to maximize value, quality, cost savings and mitigate risk
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Resolves contract, purchase order and payment problems for internal business partners and suppliers
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Analyzes proposals, supplier base and vendor spend in support of category strategy and vendor negotiations
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Use best in class procurement tools to deliver financial goals and stakeholder expectations
Qualifications

Qualifications
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HS diploma/GED or equivalent. Bachelor’s Degree preferred
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3 years related experience preferred.
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Ability to work independently, think clearly and communicate effectively
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Ability to quickly learn about strategic sourcing best practices and adopt technology tools such as eSourcing, spend analytics, contract management systems and eAuctions
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Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office Products such as PowerPoint, Word and Excel
The Sabre Holdings portfolio of companies includes Travelocity, Sabre Travel Network, Sabre Airline Solutions and Sabre Hospitality Solutions. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, Sabre Holdings has approximately 10,000 employees in 60 countries. Our people take initiative, are resourceful and innovative, and are passionate about what they do. In return for their hard work and dedication, Sabre Holdings provides our employees with countless learning and growth opportunities, a healthy work-life balance and a fun, yet productive, work environment.

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