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Strategic Sourcing Analyst III - Capital Equipment - (22476)

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Description
The Strategic Sourcing Analyst is responsible for supporting the development and execution of commodity strategies.  The Strategic Sourcing Analyst will focus on strategic sourcing and supplier relationship management to manage volatility, ensure stability of the supply chain, mitigate risk, and deliver a competitive environment for the enterprise.  Responsibility for driving supplier performance will be concentrated on quality, delivery, and cost management.  This position will lead strategic and tactical initiatives in collaboration with other functional areas including engineering, operations, RD&I, quality, and finance.  Planning and scope occur on an enterprise level.
 
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:    
Responsible for approximately $50 - $75 million dollars of spend.
Cost management impact of $1.5M - $2.25M
  • ­Lead and/or support key initiatives and projects that drive value across the enterprise
  • Develop and leverage critical relationships with key stakeholders and organizations that foster improvements in the area of cost, quality, delivery and process.
  • Lead the development of the Commodity Strategies for the area of responsibility in order to improve the position of the company.
  • Possesses a comprehensive understanding of the commodity as it relates to business requirements, market trends, cost factors and the effect on quality and reliability on the company's objectives
  • Lead complex negotiations and ensure agreements properly address risk, sustainability, and meets business demand at the lowest total acquisition cost, utilizing the Commodity Manager as appropriate for mentoring and development
  • Research available sources on a global level and conduct supplier assessments
  • Leads cross-functional teams in the supplier selection process from RFP to contract completion
    • RFP development, release and evaluation
    • Contract & SLA development
    • Negotiation strategy development and implementation
    • Final contract execution.
  • Provides leadership and consults with business functions on business opportunities. 
  • Develops and implements new sourcing tools and leads initiatives to improve existing tools.
Qualifications
QUALIFICATION AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Demonstrated experience as a purchasing professional with total cost management experience
  • Ability to develop business case evaluations, strong background in market research and ability to negotiate win-win contracts and solutions
  • Both a proven leader, and when required, and ideal teammate who leads change, inspires others and is focused on the needs of the business
  • Works independently within the constructs of the Commodity Strategy
  • Expert level understanding of contract terms.  Develops highly complex agreements.  Strong in-depth understanding of purchasing law. 
  • Understands all components in managing projects and can lead a team through a highly complex project.  Can plan, organize and lead cross functional teams through large scale projects with very broad and ambiguous initial objective and scope.
  • Possesses a basic understanding of short and long term corporate strategies and their implications on their assigned commodity.
  • Excellent communication skills (listening, writing and speaking), presentation skills (understands what level of detail to provide varying audiences) and facilitation skills
  • Expert in problem solving.  Effective in the identification and resolution of issues, concerns or problems using formal problem solving techniques.
  • Extremely strong ability to think strategically and expert ability to develop and implement cross functional strategies.      
  • Must maintain a high degree of ethical behavior
  • Proven leader who creates energy, lives integrity, leads change, creates a vision and plans, inspires people to achieve goals, develops people and delivers results 
  • Required BA or BS in Supply Chain, Business Management or related field of study
  • Three to Five years in Operations, Supply Chain, Procurement or related functional area. 
Job:
Supply Chain
Location:
Bayport, MN US
Organization:
Andersen Corporation
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