Procurement/Strategic Sourcing Consultant in Alpharetta, GA at Volt

Date Posted: 6/20/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Duration:
    20 weeks
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  • Pay Rate
    $0.0 - $80.29/Hour
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Volt is looking for Sourcing Consultant

Our client is an American healthcare company distributing pharmaceuticals and providing health information technology. It is a Fortune Global 500 company, and the 5th highest revenue generating company in the United States.

Position Summary
The Sourcing Consultant will be supporting the Services Sourcing team to develop and implement category strategies, design sourcing plans, coordinate negotiations and implement contracts.

Key Responsibilities
- Support Services category (Business Consulting Services/ IT Services) end-to-end, from developing strategy to identifying ways to enhance activities for each individual Business Unit
- Constantly assess category scope and daily activities to identify areas of improvement and automation leading to elimination or redistribution of tactical tasks
- Manage sourcing activities using advanced sourcing levers (RFI/RFPs, supplier relationship management, total cost of ownership analyses etc) as part of a multi-year sourcing pipeline plan to drive total value, including cost savings and supplier innovation.
- Conduct analysis of qualitative and quantitative characteristics, including suppliers’ capabilities, operational objectives, risk profile, and financial positioning
- Drive corporate compliance to the preferred-supplier program via end-user change management and communications programs
- Work closely with MSP and Procurement Operations teams to manage day-to-day operational support for select programs to ensure high levels of end user satisfaction
- Lead category reporting in the areas of spend, savings, supplier performance metrics
- Serve as liaison to Finance, Legal, IT, HR, Business Units, and other groups to ensure internal reporting meets the needs of the stakeholders

- Previous experience of sourcing a “services” category (e.g. business consulting/ IT services/ marketing services etc)
- Strong experience negotiating rates and business terms within and amending Master Services Agreements.
- Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills, including assertiveness, courage, and the ability to influence others
- Excellent relationship management skills, demonstrating mature confidence and integrity
- Business analysis skills to drive and implement sourcing aligned with the stakeholders’ strategies
- Demonstrated ability to work autonomously, and as a part of a team
- Ability to work in a team environment to collate and act upon feedback from all levels within the business and sourcing environments

- BS/BA preferred
- 3+ years of sourcing experience
- Travel to internal customer locations (max 10%; local)
- SAP SRM, Ariba, or similar technology solution experience preferred. Expertise in eRFX, contract and analytics tools
- Proven project management including business case development, conflict management, written and verbal presentation skills
- Mastery in MS Office tools, to include Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Excel proficiency must include vlookups, pivot tables, and macros.

Volt is an equal opportunity employer