Sourcing Specialist
BGIS
Markham - Innovation Centre, CA
6d ago

SUMMARY

The Sourcing Specialist is responsible for collaborating with Sourcing Managers on a multitude of Sourcing projects ranging from RFXs, contract management reviews and other supply chain management initiatives.

Key activities include but are not limited to : CBG client interviews, financial analysis and the modeling of proposals in the creation of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint communication summaries.

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

For the assigned categories and with guidance and support from Manager :

Strategic Category Management Planning & Delivery

  • Engages stakeholders to understand business requirements
  • Develops and recommends category plans for Manager review
  • Implements category plans
  • Sourcing Strategy

  • Develops and recommends sourcing strategies that maximize value and mitigates risks to the company and its clients.
  • Submits to Manager for review
  • Implements sourcing strategy
  • Reviews and measures the effectiveness of the strategy
  • Opportunities Assessment & Implementation

  • Leads and performs opportunities assessment activities and drives leverage across all client accounts
  • Achieves improvements in operational efficiencies and cost savings as a result
  • Competitive Bids

  • Executes end-to-end competitive bid process for assigned categories
  • Negotiates with suppliers to secure optimum cost and maximum value
  • Supplier Performance Measurement & Management

  • Identifies and implements performance metrics to measure supplier performance
  • Measures and manages supplier performance
  • Responsible for supplier performance for assigned categories and reports on supplier sustainability
  • Supplier Relationship Management

  • Develops and maintains effective relationships with suppliers
  • Supplier Contractual Agreements

  • Negotiates, develops, implements, amends and monitors supplier contractual agreements
  • Strategic Sourcing Best Practices & Industry Trends

  • Maintains in-depth and current category knowledge as well as knowledge of strategic sourcing best practices and industry trends
  • Provides category and strategic sourcing subject matter expertise
  • Vendor Qualification & Set Up Process

  • Reviews and approves vendor set up and vendor information changes
  • Support

  • Develops and maintains standard templates for strategic sourcing documentation including, but not limited to, contract agreements, scopes of work, service level agreements, and letters of agreements
  • Provides / reviews information for generating purchase orders
  • Special Projects

  • Special projects as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned.

    MINIMUM EDUCATION : University graduation or professional certification (e.g. P. Eng, CMA, CGA or equivalent courses)

    JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE : More than three years up to five years

    Knowledge & Skills

  • Knowledge of strategic sourcing requirements and practices for procurement of commercial services
  • Ability to develop and execute category management strategies and plans
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to work within tight deadlines
  • Ability to develop, draft and execute accurate supplier documentation such as contract agreements, amendments, etc.
  • Ability to perform analysis on RFx and prepare high level summaries for review in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint formats as required
  • Advanced analytical and problem solving skills
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office applications, with strong skills in MS Excel
  • Ability to quickly learn proprietary databases
  • Ability to build and manage relationships with various stakeholders
  • Advanced persuasion and negotiation skills
  • Tenacity to overcome challenges to deliver on commitments
  • Emotionally intelligent
  • Highly articulate with strong written and oral communication abilities
  • High degree of business ethics, accountability and integrity
  • High degree of client service orientation
  • Positive attitude
  • Possesses a team spirit and strong collaboration
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • French language proficiency, an asset
  • Licenses and / or Professional Accreditation

    Working toward, or completion of, Certified Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP) Designation from Supply Chain Canada, an asset.

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