• Strategic Sourcing Analyst - Avendra

    Location US-MD-Rockville | US-PA-Philadelphia
    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/3/2018 10:27 AM)
    Administrative Services
    Employment Type
  • Overview

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    Position Summary.  The Strategic Sourcing Analyst III is responsible for the planning and execution of contracting initiatives that result in successful contracts that support the needs of our customers. Will develop a plan to conduct the initiative that leverages best practices and sound processes. Will work with the supervisor to apply judgment to adjust the process to enable creating a successful contract in an efficient manner. Will oversee a portfolio of contracts in which s/he will ensure the supplier meets their contract commitments and that customers’ needs are being met.


    Position Reports to Various Director positions within Strategic Sourcing


    Primary Responsibilities   

    • Author Initiative Strategy Worksheets (ISWs) by thoughtfully planning initiatives; manages annual plan by creating realistic timelines and meeting milestones, communicates initiative status; participates in development teams as needed; leads effective supplier negotiation and pricing strategy development efforts which integrates Avendra’s principles and value proposition
    • Build and maintain supplier relationships; hold suppliers accountable to deliver contractual commitments
    • Lead Business Ownership activity for his/her portfolio of contracts


    Secondary Responsibilities 

    • Collaborate with other internal departments to ensure contracts are delivering maximum potential
    • Collaborate with Clients as needed


    Role Requirements 

    • Knowledge of selected categories or ability to develop knowledge of new categories
    • Technical sourcing process knowledge
    • Excellent written/verbal communication and presentation skills
    • Strong negotiation skills
    • Ability to build strong relationships with suppliers
    • Ability to perform analysis and interpret results into actionable steps
    • Ability to manage more than one initiative at once
    • Strong attention to detail and process orientation
    • At a minimum intermediate Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


    Overnight Travel Requirements.

    Type: All modes of transportation, percentage up to 10%, length: 1-2 nights


    Years of Relevant Experience.  2-8 years of experience in business management (operational or management consulting) with an understanding of procurement, contracting, supply chain optimization and/or category management


    Education Requirements.   BS/BA in relevant field or equivalent years' experience with education in supply chain, business, economics, or related field highly desired


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