The Senior Associate, Strategic Sourcing is a member of a client dedicated procurement service delivery team responsible for assisting category managers (client or WNS) with category planning and strategy development, benchmarking, collecting market intelligence, managing stakeholders, and developing project pipelines.
He or she will lead the client’s defined strategic sourcing execution process, including building cost models, designing and launching of RFIs / RFPs, evaluating bids, planning and executing negotiation strategies, and making award recommendations.
Additionally, this role is responsible for drafting and negotiating contracts and managing supplier relationships. A successful Senior Associate will drive year over year savings while ensuring quality and service level requirements are met.
This role frequently interacts with senior members of the client’s organization, so he or she must have excellent communication skills and be comfortable leading and participating in discussions across levels and cultures.
In addition to strategic sourcing responsibilities, the Senior Associate may have people management responsibilities for up to 6 team members of various levels ranging from analyst to associate across functions such as sourcing execution, contracting, supplier relationship management, and procurement operations.
He or she is also responsible for creating a positive work environment and fostering cross-functional and cross-regional collaboration.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
including understanding external market dynamics, top suppliers, market trends and highlights, and procurement strategies
Required Education and Experience