Senior Sourcing Associate

    • Tampa, FL

Kforce has a client that is seeking a Senior Sourcing Associate in Tampa, Florida (FL). This role is currently 100% remote and will switch back to office environment when COVID-19 ramps down. Major responsibilities and accountabilities include:

  • Leads/supports execution of sourcing projects in collaboration with Procurement category owners and sourcing managers
  • Support and/or lead execution of procurement plans depending on category/project complexity
  • Assist with identification & screening/selection of potential sources and recommend appropriate sourcing method
  • Assist with preparation of competitive go-to-market events (solicitation of bids, quotations and proposals) with pertinent specifications, terms and conditions
  • Evaluate proposals, assess risk and recommend overall best offer for a product or service
  • Assist in the preparation of and/or issue contracts and SOWs (or large purchase orders) for legal review and approval
  • Maintain agreement files as required
  • As part of implementation, review availability and/or pricing information with suppliers
  • Provide internal and market analytics to support capture of best value
  • Prepare periodic category performance reports for assigned categories
  • Understand Indirect Service requirements and translate them into Indirect sourcing projects including RFx's, RFS's, Master Service Agreements and Statements of Work
  • Work collaboratively with Business Partners, Category and Functional Leaders to achieve strategic objectives
  • Partner with Global Procurement and other functional areas, e.g. Media, Advertising, Primary Market Research, Customer Engagement, Competitive Intelligence
  • Develop and review specifications, statements of work, and master services agreements

  • Bachelor's degree is required, Masters preferred
  • 5+ years in Indirect Procurement Services Categories preferably supporting Media, Advertising, Customer Engagement and Analytics
  • 5+ years of exact negotiating skills and work experience
  • 1-3 years Procurement/Procurement-IT Consulting Services and/or draft software
  • Experience in evaluating the market, assessing suppliers, contracting and financial analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to partner with and manage internal stakeholders at all levels within a highly matrixed organization, working across cross-functional, cross-organizational teams
  • Must have contracting experience
  • Experience negotiating commercial agreements
  • Must have Ariba experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Pharma experience desired
  • Demonstrated leadership, procurement and business acumen
  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving skills and ability to collaborate cross-functionally
  • A proactive, creative and analytical approach to challenges
  • Demonstrated high degree of independence, requiring minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to partner, manage and influence
  • Ability to demonstrate both empathy and assertiveness when communicating a need and/or defending a position/decision
Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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