Strategic Sourcing
WNS Global Services
București, ro
2 zile în urmă

Job Description

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

  • Deep understanding of strategic sourcing methods and approaches and an ability to apply various concepts to category-level activities at the client
  • Expertise in one or more indirect spend categories (e.g. MRO, Capital, Professional Services, IT, Marketing, Logistics, etc.
  • including understanding external market dynamics, top suppliers, market trends and highlights, and procurement strategies

  • Ability to determine the appropriate procurement strategy for assigned categories and business requirements
  • Ability to draft simple to complex contractual agreements
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to provide custom solutions to address the client’s challenges
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and initiatives simultaneously
  • Strong leadership skills, including ability to motivate and manage people
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office tools such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5 7 years of work experience in contracts, negotiations, procurement, or sourcing
  • 5+ years of experience with strategic sourcing or supporting a sourcing organization
  • Additional Information

  • Bonuses for your results
  • A friendly atmosphere and a multinational environment
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Wide range of development and training options (including soft skills and language courses)
  • Medical coverage
  • Bookster and Benefits Online for you to enjoy your hobbies
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