Manager, Category Management & Strategic Sourcing
WSP
Montreal, Quebec
1d ago

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Manager, Category Management & Strategic Sourcing for our New York, New York (One Penn) office.

Be involved in projects with our Procurement Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.

Your Impact

  • Supports completion and presentation of business cases for strategic sourcing initiatives for both direct (client project-related) and indirect spend, based on rigorous data analysis and understanding of the organization's business plans and strategic priorities.
  • Partners with client departments to better understand their business environment and roadmaps.

  • Leads the end-to-end strategic sourcing process, from requirements definition and gathering, to market analysis and RFX design, to analysis of supplier proposals, to articulation of final solution and supplier recommendation and negotiation of key business contract terms.
  • Supports development and implementation of robust strategic procurement plans and category strategies for key spend categories considering industry dynamics while ensuring alignment with core business strategies.
  • Identifies opportunities for optimizing existing vendor relationships to reduce the Total Cost of Ownership for the organization.
  • Assists in contract consolidation and transition as part of the integration process of companies acquired by WSP.
  • Provides advice and support in setting, measuring, and reporting key metrics for the Procurement department.
  • Captures and reports savings from strategic sourcing initiatives and other expense management activities.
  • Supports important initiatives, such as policy design and implementation, technology deployment, process reengineering, etc.
  • Exercises responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adheres to WSP's Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
  • Performs additional duties, as applicable.
  • Who You Are

    Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Supply Chain Management, Business Administration or related field is required.
  • 7+ years of extensive strategic sourcing experience and advanced knowledge of a variety of spend areas, such as IT (primarily software, but also hardware and audio-visual), corporate services, professional services, real estate, human resources, and contingent labor.
  • Excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Proficiency in contract law fundamentals.
  • Enterprise view of end-to-end procurement processes and ability to identify and address inefficiencies.
  • In-depth knowledge of vendor governance processes and third party risk management concepts.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both internal and external parties at any level of the organizational hierarchy.
  • Exceptional analytical skills, including ability to create hypotheses based on complex vendor and spend data sets.
  • Thorough understanding of P2P technology platforms, especially Oracle SaaS.
  • Highly adept at supporting change and transformation initiatives.
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP's health, safety and drug / alcohol and harassment policies.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA or Master's degree in Finance, Supply Chain Management, or related field strongly preferred.
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