Job Purpose / Summary :
The Sr. Sourcing Associate will execute intermediate and complex sourcing projects, from start to finish, including but not limited to sourcing requests validation per client guidelines, requirements analysis for the bid packages, communicating with client requester'
s to close any data gaps, prepare and publish the package to the identified suppliers for bidding purposes, following up with suppliers to ensure adequate participation, and summarizing proposals back to the requester
Key Responsibilities / Job Duties :
Sr. Sourcing Associate Key Responsibilities / Job Duties assume the inclusion of the descriptors from the Sourcing Associate position description.
Provides sourcing services (RFP, RFI, FRQ) to our clients based on predefined service levels, managing 5-12 intermediate to complex projects simultaneously
Create and manage reverse auctions with minimal supervision
Strong understanding of Denali’s Strategic Sourcing process and ability to apply concepts to various client projects (e.
g. total cost of ownership, value engineering, and evaluation criteria development)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities :
Sr. Sourcing Associate knowledge, Skills and Abilities assume the inclusion of the descriptors from the Sourcing Associate position description.
Ability to assess projects’ fit for reverse auction, setup and manage reverse auctions with minimal supervision
Advanced negotiation skills
Ability to follow a process based on documented guidelines without supervision
Ability to conduct basic level spend assessment for opportunity identification
Ability to facilitate a total cost ownership discussion with a client team and identify total cost elements
Ability to handle client’s issues and escalations with sensitivity and diligence, eliminating a need for further escalation
Advanced / Expert Excel skills, including working knowledge of filters, sorting, pivot tables, basic formulas, advanced formatting techniques, and advanced data manipulation skills
Proficiency in multiple eSourcing tools (e.g., Ariba, Procuri, Iasta, Zycus, ERP eSourcing module) at an advanced level (as defined by DSS, the Software company, or client standards)
Required Education and Experience :
A Master’s degree is preferred
Must have strong sourcing experience with a variety of indirect category experience
Above average analytical skills
5 + years of related work experience with at least 7 years in procurement or sourcing
Indirect category experience with a variety of categories preferred categories (Logistics and Marketing)