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Strategic Sourcing Manager

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Scope Recruitment 07/08/2019
Position: Location: Sector:
Strategic Sourcing Manager
Nashville, TN Huntsville 3001 9th Ave SW Alabama 35805
0000-03-01 Professional Services

COMPANY

DBi Services provides infrastructure maintenance, operations and management solutions in North America and Europe for government agencies, utilities, private industries, railways, retailers and other infrastructure owners


JOB SUMMARY  

The Sub Contractor Strategic Sourcing Manager will work within our Procurement Department and handle contract negotiations, pricing, and KPI metrics for all capital assets companywide.

 

SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Responsible for researching and compiling a comprehensive database of subcontractors by geography, service offered and established price.
  • Analyze and perform research on the subcontractor database to determine geographic areas or services that are underperforming or not meeting required service levels.
  • Perform monthly reports to benchmark subcontractor’s performance by geography and service type.
  • Perform research and analysis to add new subcontractors to the database by either geography or service type to improve poor performing subcontractors or reduce costs of existing subcontractors.
  • Build and maintain a strong partnership with subcontractors thru the central office to leverage both volume, growth and cost reductions.
  • Competitively bid our business in the supply market to obtain the optimal combination of pricing, quality, service levels and payment terms.
  • Prepare and lead multi-round negotiations with our subcontractors.
  • Work with Legal to memorialize and with Operations to implement supply agreements and contracts.
  • Repeat this cycle on a regular basis.
  • Work with various stakeholders to identify and qualify additional subcontractors and alternative options.
  • Show current and potential subcontractors an exciting path to be part of our phenomenal growth
  • Help build supplier capabilities by communicating our needs clearly.
  • Work to understand our key suppliers’ cost structure to enable fact-based negotiations.
  • Monitor subcontractor compliance with contracts.
  • Consistently monitor internal compliance to purchase from preferred subcontractors.
  • Identify opportunities to reduce spend by using less of a given product or service.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Passion for generating savings for the company, treating each internal and supplier action as if you owned the company
  • Strive for excellence in work product and financial outcomes for the company – “good enough” isn’t good enough.
  • Ability to think through issues strategically and in a structured way.
  • Ability to lead negotiations in a fact-based, firm, yet friendly manner in a way that maximizes economic value to DBi Services yet builds long-term supplier relationships.
  • Collaborative attitude and ability to work with and manage multiple stakeholders.
  • Excellent oral and written communications.
  • Since we are building our strategic-sourcing capabilities from scratch, looking for a variety of Strategic-Sourcing experience levels from 0 to 5+ years.
  • College degree preferred, but not a must.
  • Excellent Excel and good PowerPoint skills.

 

PHYSICAL ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Periodic lifting up to 25 pounds.
  • Sitting for long periods of time.
  • Use of hands for computer work.
  • Periodic standing, walking, reaching, and bending.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

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