Senior Sourcing Associate

    • Tampa, FL

Kforce has a client in search of a Senior Sourcing Associate in Tampa, FL. This role is currently 100% remote and will switch back to office environment when COVID-19 ramps down. Key Tasks:

  • Responsibilities include managing selected Supplier Relationship Management programs: processes and procedures, supplier and category segmentation, operational performance and contract management
  • The role requires strong analytical skills and deep understanding of Total Cost of Ownership for assigned categories in order to generate strategic industry insights and identify category opportunities and competitive advantage
  • This role requires strong ability to lead cross-functional teams remotely, working with business partners and suppliers, and managing multiple, shifting priorities daily with minimal guidance
  • Manage a large book of work across multiple individuals, teams, geographies; Must be able to bring organization and transparency to a fast-paced environment
  • Lead moderately/highly-complex competitive sourcing events and supplier negotiations (depending on category complexity); Determine appropriate methods of procurement; Solicit bids, quotations and proposals, and evaluate competitive offerings and recommend overall best offer for a product or service that ultimately lead to a competitive advantage
  • Understand the contract lifecycle management process, its impact on the organization (short and long term) and apply exceptional project management skills from creation of the contract through full execution to storage and monitoring

  • B.S./B.A. (Business, Science or Engineering is desirable)
  • Relevant industry certification is preferred, e.g. Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)
  • Minimum of 5 - 7 years' work experience with at least 3 - 5 years procurement or relevant experience (Preferred category experience includes: Research, Lab Ops and Clinical Development
  • Expertise in procurement processes, technology and systems (such as Ariba), contract and supplier analysis and management, financial analysis, market analysis, supplier diversity, strategic planning and integrated supply chain
  • Demonstrated ability to partner with and manage internal stakeholders at all levels within a highly matrixed organization, working across cross-functional, cross-organizational teams
  • Strong understanding of data analytics, category management; Expertise in process redesign and continuous improvement, project and performance management
  • Demonstrated ability to partner, manage and influence virtually
Ideal Candidates Would Also Have:
  • M.S./M.B.A.
  • US military experience will be considered towards industry and professional experience requirements
  • Development Value Sourcing Excellence is a fungible pool of talent
  • Colleagues are responsible for analytics, sourcing project management, contracting, and supplier relationship management processes
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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