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Sourcing Specialist (8935505)

We are seeking a Sourcing Specialist that will work closely with the Strategic Sourcing Manager to manage sourcing and procurement of assigned categories with a focus on technology categories (Enterprise Software, End User Hardware, Professional Services and Telcom (Wireless)).

This position is located in Menlo Park, CA.

Responsibilities

Specific project work and source-to-pay activities may vary, including data analysis, sourcing, contracting, negotiating, for a variety of commodities/categories listed above.

  • Negotiate, manage, coordinate, and support sourcing projects, including managing competitive bids, RFx, obtaining quotes, examining proposals, analyzing bids, etc.
  • Focus on technology deals including but not limited to Software, SaaS, Hardware, and Professional Services
  • Negotiate, review, and execute SOWs and contracts.
  • Prepare sourcing documents, contracts, statements of work and related procurement documents following guidelines
  • Analyze spend and other data, monitor purchasing activity, manage benchmarking and reporting.
  • Provide training to end users on procurement tools.
  • Review POs created by end users for assigned categories.
  • For assigned projects, train end users on how to enter purchase requisitions, and ensure all contracts are executed and published.
  • Support special projects as needed.
  • Perform root cause analysis on Procurement and AP Issues.
  • Interface with Procurement Operations for resolving procurement issues.
  • Interface with Accounts Payable for resolving invoicing issues

Requirements

  • Six years’ experience in procurement, sourcing, or contracting.
  • Ability to interact with employees at all levels, develop cooperative working partnerships and contribute to teams.
  • Able to prioritize and use available tools to be highly productive and manage high volumes.
  • Highly motivated and able to think clearly under pressure.
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel and Word skills.
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to flourish in an environment of fast growth and ambiguity.
  • Proficient at Oracle.
  • Bachelors’ degree in business, supply chain, procurement, finance or management
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