We have a fantastic opportunity for a Sourcing Associate to report into the Strategic Sourcing and Category Management Manager and to help support strategic sourcing and category plans in commodities such as Technology, Professional Services, Human Resources and Real Estate related services.
Procurement experience (Preferably in Financial Services environment)
Evidence of strong procurement experience, competitive intelligence and capabilities across all categories
Procurement professional with operating knowledge of contract law, local/regional/global sourcing strategies, risk management, vendor due diligence, supplier development and complex negotiations skills
Ability to manage day to day business priorities along with long term strategic deliverables
Strong project management skills and financial experience including development of CBA’s and financial models
Passion for using analytics to develop insights and recommendations, solve business challenges, improve the customer experience, and drive bottom line results
Strong communication and influencing skills with evidence of consistently delivering cost savings and value-add opportunities
Ability to proactively drive internal stakeholder and external supplier relationships
Positive attitude, flexibility and ability to deal with ambiguity and rapid change
Fluent in another European language (i.e. Spanish) will be a plus
Experience with various eProcurement tools like Ariba, AXPERT, etc. will be advantageous
A Bachelor’s degree (Business Management, Supply Chain Management, Finance is desirable), CIPS qualification, MBA or equivalent an advantage.