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Job: Sourcing Manager – WA

Title Sourcing Manager – WA
Categories Sourcing Services
Location Bellevue, WA
Job Information

Manager – Sourcing Delivery


Job Purpose / Summary

The Manager – Sourcing Delivery will act as the focal point of the sourcing execution for a specific client, making operational decisions and assignments to service the client and manage performance of the overall team. He/she will attend to day-to-day team operational issues and act as the liaison (i.e. point of escalation) with the client for their team’s management issues.  The Manager will be expected to use discretion in applying best practices and procedures to resolve issues, demonstrate a broad and thorough understanding and application of technical and/or specialized concepts and knowledge in business and strategic sourcing.

The Manager – Sourcing Delivery may manage a team of Sr. Sourcing Associates, Sourcing Associates and Analysts and is accountable for driving the performance, quality and consistency of the team up while improving the overall capabilities of team members.

Key Responsibilities / Job Duties*

* Manager – Sourcing Delivery Key Responsibilities / Job Duties assume the inclusion of the descriptors from the Sr. Sourcing Associate position description.

  • Act as the leader of a Sourcing Delivery team, executing intermediate and complex sourcing projects from start to finish, including but not limited to – sourcing requests validation per client guidelines, requirements analysis for the bid packages, communicating with client requesters to close any data gaps, prepare and publish the package to the identified suppliers for bidding purposes, following up with suppliers to ensure adequate participation, and summarizing proposals back to the requestor.
  • Act as the first point of escalation with the team and client, communicating and resolving operational issues, escalating to Client Program manager as needed
  • Manage project pipeline, assign projects to team members based on availability
  • Manage resource capacity of their delivery team so they can ensure support of client requirements and balance the team’s workload
  • Assist Sourcing Delivery resources by providing operational expertise
  • Run and/or manage Reverse Auctions and eRFx’s
  • Participate in and/or lead sourcing teams through all key phases such as data collection, Rfx/reverse auction build-out, analysis & strategy development, through Rfx award recommendation
  • Arrange and coordinate training needs of the team
  • Provide leadership and consultation on strategic projects with high importance and visibility within the client
  • Provide Client Program Manager with insights into “significant” project work and daily operational and/or project issues
  • Assist with preparation, tracking, and reporting of team metrics (e.g., resource/team bandwidth, project metrics)
  • Manage team project materials to ensure completeness and accuracy of project information and project metrics
  • Lead process improvement discussions to enhance operations. Communicate changes to the Client Program Manager and delivery team
  • Lead quality assurance processes and regular audits of client delivery team

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities*

* Manager – Sourcing Delivery Knowledge, Skills and Abilities assume the inclusion of the descriptors from the Sr. Sourcing Associate position description.

  • Strong leadership skills, including ability to motivate and manage people
  • A strong team player
  • Solid decision making ability using available facts in sensitive client and internal situations
  • Ability to develop and implement processes across multiple programs to create consistency and efficiencies
  • Excellent problem solving ability
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and initiatives simultaneously
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (both internally, with client stakeholders, and the supplier community)
    • High degree of proficiency in Microsoft business tools
    • Experience in using eSourcing tools including eRFx, reverse auctions, project management tools, and contract management tools.
      • Strong knowledge of Procure-to-Pay processes

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience is required, Master’s degree is preferred
  • 5-10 years of work experience in operational, procurement management, consulting capacity with 4 or more years of relevant eSourcing and strategic procurement experience
  • Prior management experience supervising 5 or more people
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