Sourcing Specialist

The Sourcing specialist will support the SIP (Session Internet Protocol) project implementation in Europe and work closely with the Category manager in reviewing incumbent Vendor Contracts, to confirm remaining terms / legacy costs / account numbers by site as well as negotiate the end term of the local agreement, with no exit charges.

 Key Responsibilities: 

  • Implement, and manage tactical sourcing events within Indirect Sourcing including IT/Telecom category
  • Analyze spend data and identify opportunities in the specific category in order to drive cost reductions
  • Partner with internal stakeholders to understand current and future business needs, as well as external resource requirements
  • Influence key executive stakeholders to engage sourcing as a key partner in order to drive cost out of their 3rd party suppliers
  • Leverage e-sourcing and spend analysis tools to drive incremental year over year cost savings
  • Provide external industry benchmarking to better assess strategy and solutions within corporate services
  • Drive process improvements to create efficiencies in sourcing procedures and the interaction with corporate services and legal

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications: 


  • A minimum of a 4-year undergraduate college degree in Business or Finance; Master’s degree preferred
  • A minimum three years’ experience in sourcing various indirect or direct categories including, IT/Telecom
  • Advanced knowledge of contract terms and conditions
  • Ability to engage with the Global/Regional and Local IT & Finance contacts and influence decision making process
  • Advanced contract negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated experience in IT/Telecom category
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong knowledge of sourcing process and practical application of the process to sourcing projects
  • Strong influencing, project management and change management skills
  • Strong computer technology skills
  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • Must be able to work within all functions and levels of an organization.
  • 15% travel mostly throughout Europe (as and when travel is possible)

Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria: (List 3-5 key quantifiable skills or position requirements that the candidate must have to be considered for this position.) 

  • Three years’ experience in service contracts sourcing and negotiation
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Proven ability to work with IT functional teams and solve problems in a complex organization
  • Language proficiency – English and second language

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